Music is Medicine

Image of Rachel, a white woman with gray hair playing a shruti box. A Celtic harp sits on the floor beside her.

Music is Medicine It is both so simple and yet so profound to use music as a support for the life/death transition. I play the Celtic harp and also use […]

Living In Love.

Mural on the side of a square building with shades of blue in the background and black block letters that read Love Out Loud

Living in Love Living in love Fear is so easily available to us. It is a primal response for survival. It can be helpful and inform and guide how we […]

What is Your Medicine?

What is Your Medicine? What words are holding you right now? What songs are you walking with on the journey? How do you build capacity for the intensity of these […]

Coming Back to Life

A path in the woods. The trees on one side of the path create an arch over the path. Buds are emerging on the trees.

Coming Back to Life Authenticity is vulnerable. There is also great strength in showing up with our raw tender spaces that can only transform with our own and perhaps other […]

Fragmentation & The Path to Integration.

Word salad around recovery and healing from trauma

Fragmentation happens in our nervous systems when we experience trauma. Integration is the work of healing, tending with care and repairing harm. I am in wonder and awe at the […]

What is the Point of Contemplative Practice?

What is the point of contemplative practice? *Note that these all require participation. Contemplation is not passive.   According to The Center for the Contemplative Mind in Society “Contemplative practices are […]

Chant: Find Your Voice in Community

Chant for Healing

Chant: Find Your Voice in Community! Chanting, repeating a phrase melodically and rhythmically, is a simple way to engage in music without joining a choir or group. Chanting is something […]

MLK Day – Non-Violence & Yoga

Love Love is gravity, the primordial force of bonding that drives the ongoing  creation of the universe. Our liberation is bound together by natural and spiritual truths. Today, on the […]

Sankalpa: Intentions & The New Year

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Sankalpa- Connecting to the Deepest Desire of Your Heart   My Realization of the Power of Intention Ten years ago I had the job I believed I would do for […]