Dude, its bad

Challengers and beginners! (Because lets be real, we are all embarking on a challenge and in many ways we are all still beginners. We are both. Do you know THIS is the beauty of this practice? That we are all in different places on the same journey, experiencing it together, learning from one another? There […]

oh, 2018

Oh, 2018. The year of becoming untangled. Of finally being free from the lingering emotional mess of 2016. The one that began in 2014–the same year, unrelated, as the opening of Rise. (Or is it unrelated? Because everything is connected and happens for a purpose, right?) The groundswell of 2014, that would become the earthquake […]


This is about that. This is a phrase, a mantra, I have quoted many times over the last 10 years. Meaning, what is perceived on the surface is not what is actually true. Ten years ago, I began a journey of breaking down walls, self-discovery and self-development. I lived a hard-shelled and emotionally stingy life, […]


Cue Vicente Fernandez.  High level research went into preparing for this trip to Mexico. Chef’s Table, Coco, Frieda, The Distance Between Us, Vincente, probably lots of chips and salsa and a few margaritas for good measure. Basically, thank you Hollywood for any ideas I may have about what I might expect while traveling to rural […]


It the 4th of July. America’s birthday. All the talk in the news and on the street is about who’s in and who’s out. Whether or not its right to separate families. Who are we America? What were we founded on and what do we stand for? I’ve seen the posts, the protests, the panic. […]


I was ignorant at worst, wishful at best, to think we were somehow untouchable. When I saw the press release my first thought was, “Really? Is this for real?” Followed closely by the surprise at my sudden awareness of how foolish I was to actually believe it couldn’t happen to us. Logically, I know better. […]


This morning, after taking the kids to school, I decided to wash my car. While driving in town, through town, I had an epiphany. I love driving! This morning, it was in silence. My own personal silence with a large windshield open to see a sliver of the lives of others. Men in business suits […]