Invisible Ships & Ancestral Myths

Invisible Ships & Ancestral Myths

Charting the waters of your personal narrative. In 1770, Lieutenant James Cook’s 106 foot ship, named the (HM Bark) Endeavor, was looking to dock on the coast of Australia. It was a ‘voyage of discovery’ to Australia and New Zealand. Although the...
Death At A Wake

Death At A Wake

As the smoke cleared, my mother pulled the final card from the deck. Ash. Meaning death, I was certain. She glanced up at me her eyes searching for a response. “I’m fine,” I said, glancing at the first card. Serpent. Rebirth, I was just as certain....
When The Wolf’s At Your Door

When The Wolf’s At Your Door

The air was heavy; that I remember clearly. And I’d started to walk toward my car, after just teaching my morning class, when there was a pull at my belly button. I pivoted and began to walk toward my daughter’s preschool instead. As I stepped on to that...
The Sweet Art Of Doing Nothing

The Sweet Art Of Doing Nothing

Now is the time, in the northern hemisphere, where the natural world is preparing for the winter ahead by slowing down, filling their bellies and homes with hearty foods, and preparing to do a lot of nothing in the months to come. That is, everything in the natural...
The Hardest Pose

The Hardest Pose

Gradually, the students flowed back down to their mats. “Turn your palms up, extend your legs, and gently close your eyes,” I instructed as most of the class prepared for shavasana. As I took a seat on my own mat, a woman sat up and whispered “Sorry....