The Power of Ritual

On a perfect late summer evening, spread out on the grass on all sides of the pavilion, people stood in clusters carefully opening the envelopes that held painted lady butterflies. […]

Blessing for Teachers

The rolling hills of Northern Appalachia reached saturation of green well over a month ago, and the Tulip Poplar trees now show hints of various shades of yellow on their […]

Hybrid Life: My Virtual Reality

This past Saturday, hosting a petition signing for a friend to get on the Democratic ballot for State Rep, our tea kettle remained on the whole day while folks gathered […]

Threshold Musings

. January 26th. Night descends around 5:30 pm. I sit at my desk wrapped in wool from head to toe. I wrap my hands around my large tea mug to […]


  A friend posted this a few days back and it captured perfectly my sense of myself and the current state of affairs in January 2022 two years fully into […]

Wholehearted Instructions for the New Year

Wholehearted Instructions for The New Year Wrap yourself in fierce tenderness. Perhaps a hand-knit shawl, a sweet song, a hug, a dog’s face sniffing and licking your tears, or the […]

The Medicine of Tenderness

  WHEN THE HOLY THAWS A woman’s body, like the earth, has seasons; when the mountain stream flows, when the holy thaws,when I am most fragile and in need, it […]

What I Am Learning These Days

What I am Learning These Days It is okay not to be okay. These are rough times. The uncertainty present moving forward in the seemingly never ending season of Covid, […]

My Autumn List for Wellbeing!

I enjoy lists. Not merely for tasks, but also to remind myself to prioritize relationships and wellness. Discovering Bullet Journaling in 2018 led me into a whole different realm of […]

Fall Equinox: Finding Balance and Blessing.

Happy Fall Equinox! Like many folks in the Northern Hemisphere, I celebrate the turning of the Celtic Wheel. These past seasons of Covid, with political polarization and now the Delta […]