We CAN live with more freedom & joy in the midst of the madness of modernity and even with the challenges of our current circumstances.
I help modern spiritual seekers & multicultural changemakers make space for transformation by incorporating liberating perspectives, self–care, and new practices.
I recently was on a silent meditation retreat. Nine days of listening to my inner nag — or nags, sometimes it feels like a whole committee is in my brain. Some refer to this as the inner critic (or critics, in my case). On this retreat, I observed (once again) just...read more
In the Ethiopian Orthodox Calendar, January 7th is Gena or Christmas and January 19th is Timkat or Epiphany. As in Western Christianity, the days after Christmas (the "12 days") are considered holy. But unlike in the West where Epiphany symbolizes the Magi's visit to...read more
Last Friday was the one year anniversary of my mom's death. If you have lost nearests & dearests you know the profundity of bereavement; looking back over this past year, I see many arc(s) of grieving. And I continue to process psychological and emotional nuances...read more
Picture: Eartha Kitt modelling bodyfulness Sati is the ancient Indian word that was translated as "mindfulness" during the Victorian era — the era that took complex Buddhist concepts and gave us riveting translations like "suffering,"...read more
Image by Satsuki Shibuya Before I left for vacation, my friend, Colin (an excellent coach for those who are looking), was coaching me as I was lamenting my inability to create more structure for writing & creativity . He was guiding me in an inquiry...read more
I don't know what I'd do without a meditation practice. After 20+ years, daily meditation is not a huge struggle for me any longer. Yes, sometimes I miss a day of formal practice. I might even go through a period of not sitting for a week (rare). But, I have...read more