What’s the point of poetry?

Most people don’t have much ‘use’ for poetry. Its mysteries and meanings don’t reveal themselves easily; the storyline is not always clear. What use is poetry? Poetry’s power (its use if we must) is that it is both cathartic and transformative. It is a tool and a...

Roots & Wings

A couple weeks ago I was in a yoga class and, in the midst of triangle pose, the idea of grounding to fly popped into my head—so I tucked it away to talk about another day. Then, two days ago, same yoga class different day, the teacher talked about rooting to rise—how...

The Friendly Face of Time

Oh our relationship with time. It IS a relationship, and a dysfunctional one for most, unfortunately. In a recent mentoring call I was working with a client around her relationship with time, more specifically, the enmity she felt towards it. Time steals, time takes....

The Endless Process of Becoming

13.7 billion years (give or take 59 million). That’s how old the universe is. In those billions of years the universe has continued to expand, create, collapse and rebirth. It is, by nature, in an endless state of becoming. The universe, of course, is a macro scale,...

Strong Back, Open Heart

Sometimes staying open is the last thing we want to do. Instead we’d rather pull down our armadillo armor and ward off any more attacks, any more feelings, any more of what is already enough—too much if we’re being honest. I’ve been there; my word have I been there....

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