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passion. purpose. peace. a retreat

Are you ready to finally quiet the self-doubt that has stopped you from creating the life you want? 
Do you want to reconnect- or connect for the first time- with what you find life giving so you can live with passion? Are you eager to claim what your purpose is in life and realize how […]

On the Road Again (or some tips for working in self-care when you travel)

Most of us struggle with self-care when we’re right at home.  Put us in an airplane and fly us half-way across the country and self-care goes completely out the jet window.  It just seems too complicated to work in when our usual resources aren’t at our fingertips.  But, if you are anything like me, you […]

you have to keep moving forward

you have to keep moving forward

It is the night before our college graduation.  We gather on the porch of our apartment, boyfriends ditched for the moment, to imprint one more indelible memory. I grab paper and pen and quickly build out a MASH (Mansion-Apartment-Shack-House) board. Marriage options?  I ask, pointing to one of my best friends.  We call out names, […]

Cultivating a Real and Generous Teacher Presence

Cultivating a Real and Generous Teacher Presence

As many of you know, teaching is at the cornerstone of how I live my purpose in this world.  I love teaching because it facilities powerful emotional connection, it allows me to always be a learner, and because it is a laboratory for our inner-connectedness.  Most of us are teachers in some way, whether formally […]

5 books for your self-awareness and self-acceptance journey

5 books for your self-awareness and self-acceptance journey

In 1996, my college roommate and best friend gave me a gift that would change the way I approached life. The Artist’s Way is billed as a twelve week course in discovering and recovering your creative self.  Doing the work laid out in this book fueled my self-awareness and helped me get incredibly clear about […]

Life is not a transaction.

“Well, it’s broken.” We are in the urgent care, after a day spent enjoying the snow and it seems that final sled run has put more than just an exclamation point on Happy’s half-birthday. The doctor moves towards us with the x-rays and points to the location of the break.  It would be easier if […]