Graceful Evolution = Uncertainty + Change + Surrender
Change has been in the air for sometime now, this message spoke directly to me the moment I saw it, so I've held these works close, revisiting them daily during this eclipse season.
"For as much as it hurts, new beginnings can happen only when somthing comes to an end. Evolution involves change, and to change, the outdated version of ourself needs to be left behind.
When the melancholy you feel is transmuted with awareness into gratitude for all you have been and experienced, you will know you…
The Box That's Crushing Our Kids
I want to describe my parenting philosophy, because I think for many its difficult to understand how I can be okay living a very different parenting life than the one that's fed to us.
I sat watching my 9 year old playing this afternoon, and found her imaginative play to be so inspiring, and further empowering to me. So using this simple image of her finished creation I will attempt to explain why this is so freaking awesome!
The way I see my role as a parent/guide often appears so different…
Mothering with Meaning & Purpose
It's becoming ever more clear that our colonized society is missing something.
not just one thing, but a complete foundation of unconditional love, belonging, and meaning.
Despite our big houses, full pantries, cars and campers, individual bedrooms, quads, bikes & vacations.
The sense that something deeper is absent from our reality is a very real experience that many people are facing at this time.
When asking people to define motherhood, terms such as caregiver, housekeeper, financial …
December Contraction: Allowing the Darkness In & Protecting Your Energy Body
Here we are, last month of a decade, plus the darkest time of the year,
I find myself in a huge contraction right now, which is totally normal and predictable for me at this time of year. Anyone else super reluctant to hit the shops? Overwhelmed by the crowds? Does the idea of going to Costco send you on the verge of a panic attack?
Maybe you have been doing all this work, self-care, yoga, breathing, eating healthy, making an effort and commitment to yourself every day and find you don't not…
The Greatest Gift
Perhaps the greatest gift I have been given in these past 6 years of inner work is the freedom to be who I am, to do what feels good, and right for me. What has been lost is the need for approval outside of myself. I no longer tolerate or bear the weight of others, the opinions of others, nor do I allow their judgments to sway how I live my life.
When Advocacy Turns to Fear
Advocate for change.
Scrap the fear.
As many of you know, our family is highly immersed in nature on a regular basis for all kinds of great benefits. We intentionally honor and connect spiritually to the earth as a part of our daily lives.
There is a concept called Animism: the belief that all living things have spirit. Therefore our encounters with plants, animals, & minerals have the ability to communicate on a deep level.
We are in a relationship with Gaia, our great Moth…