Reflections

Poetic. Practical. Quirky

What We Need Right Now …

What We Need Right Now …

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the notion of a talking stick. A talking stick is an ancient and powerful communication tool used in many Indigenous cultures. Its purpose is to keep communication fair and constructive. As the stick is passed from person to...

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Black Lives Matter Follow Up

Black Lives Matter Follow Up

Two weeks ago I said I would be curious and listen. Here’s some of what I’ve learned and heard so far … as well as what I’m committed to doing.  Many BIPOC in my life have said “We’re tired.” They’re tired from having fought...

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

I’ve wanted to write, and I’ve been waiting for more clarity. As a white woman, what could I possibly say? What do I have to contribute?  Finally, while meditating, this came to me:  Be curious and listen.  As a white woman, I do not and cannot know...

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What makes you say “Oh FUCK!”?

What makes you say “Oh FUCK!”?

Where are you on the empathic coronavirus roller coaster ride this week? As I ride the emotional waves, I’m also experiencing a kind of COVID Clarity as this situation shines a light on what matters most. I’m hearing the whisper of my Soul. I feel a pulse inside of my...

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COVID Clarity

COVID Clarity

In the midst of something of the magnitude of COVID 19, it can be powerful to take a moment to pause, reflect, and make meaning for ourselves out of the experience.  For example, the coronavirus shake up is reminding me of another intense and powerful period in my...

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Together

Together

Tuesday at midnight we'll reach the end of three weeks of an unprecedented "shelter in place" order here in the SF Bay Area. This is scheduled to continue until May 3rd (and it could go on even longer). One by one, regions all over the United States and the world are...

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Coronavirus Shift

Coronavirus Shift

Does the coronavirus have you on high alert?This is a challenging situation. There is a lot we don’t know. There is a lot even the experts don’t know. We can feel powerless in the face of the unknown. And that feels chaotic and tumultuous.So what CAN we do?One simple...

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