By | October 6th, 2016|Living The Big Stuff|

My home sits on top of a knoll in parts of John Muir’s exploration territory in the east bay of San Francisco. It’s a rural valley, and people move out here for the peace and quiet to retreat from the world. Our neighborhood doesn’t even have real neighbors; we are all spread out with land around us. Sometimes, it feels like I’m the only one who lives here---yet sound does travel reminding me that just isn’t so.

Love Others the Way You Wish to Be LOVED

By | August 18th, 2016|Living The Big Stuff|

It’s often the people closest to us that are the most difficult to love unconditionally. It could be a sibling that triggers you constantly, a child who is disrespectful, a wavering, taciturn teen, or a boss who is critical. There are any number of people we may be constantly annoyed by, but instead we are called to love.

A Modern-Day Goddess is…

By | June 9th, 2016|Living The Big Stuff|

A modern-day goddess is the divine feminine incarnate with Gaia. The energy of the earth mother’s womb is carried forward in the essence of all light beings. It is abundant. It is brilliantly intelligent. It is nurturing, contractive, expansive and constantly moving in a spiral creating the vortex of transformation—creating the momentum of change.

Don’t Take My Low Mood Personally

By | May 19th, 2016|Living The Big Stuff|

Last night, I was slumped in front of a T.V. show—an old episode of Law & Order that really had me hooked. My daughter walked in to talk with me, and I wasn’t listening very well because I was distracted by the T.V. Moreover, I was also in a mood--a low one. I was super tired and and I just wasn’t being all that present. Something, apparently, was going on for her and she stormed out feeling dejected.