One of the things that feels so clear at 39, and would have seemed utterly impossible at 25 or 35, is the firm knowing that I feel so much better now at nearly 40 than I did in my twenties and early thirties. In my body. In my heart. In my day-to-day, and when I'm on adventures like the one I just came back from, five days in the woods in on-and-off-again rain with a toddler and no galoshes until the 3rd day.Read More
Audre Lorde, one of my great heroines, famously wrote, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”Read More
When we give ourselves permission to break from our devices it frees up space in our minds, hearts, and psyches to create the things we wouldn't normally create and truly practice presence, a lost art form in these days.Read More
Happy New Year!
Can you feel it? It's the dawn of a bright new year. Two nights ago, I lit a fire in our backyard, surrounded by friends drunk on champagne, hot buttered rums, or just love, and got ready to burn 2016. I mean I really burn it.Read More
Tonight is the longest night of the year, making tomorrow (Thursday) the day that the light begins returning and the days get shorter. Incrementally, we'll notice our long days of sunshine and green growing things returning...Read More
I just wanted to drop you a note to remind you that this coming Tuesday you have 2 chances to join me for Warm Heart, Strong Body: An Herbal Benefit Class for the Victims of the Oakland Fire. We'll be gathering online at 11am PST / 2pm PST, and at 6pm in Berkeley, CA. The class is by-donation, pay-what-you-can, and all proceeds will go to help those whose loved ones passed in the tragic fire at the artist collective...Read More
This has been a hard year for many of us, and the last week in my community was especially hard. For those that may not have heard, Oakland suffered a great loss Friday evening when an artist's collective and event space burned down in a 3-alarm fire, taking 36 beautiful souls from us. It's the most deadly fire in California since those that followed the 1909 San Francisco earthquake.Read More
Here we are, deep in the throes of Autumn. Season of ancestors, roots, rocks, falling leaves, and comfy sweaters. I hope this note finds you well!
In this little missive, I have three separate but related bits of news for you.Read More
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that the first of my FREE online workshops on magic, business, and writing is tomorrow. Exciting!Read More
Happy October. This is, without a doubt, my favorite month of the year. I love it's witchiness. I love the fall colors, not just the leaves, but the way the light is a little more subtle and everything feels more nuanced...Read More
Today I'm sitting down for my first day back at writing in weeks-- I mean, other than this newsletter, which has been a mainstay for a while.
I've finally decided to write a book...Read More
Last night, twenty or so wonderful, wyrd folk gathered in Jason's construction firm's conference room to celebrate the witchy goddess Cerridwen and reclaim our magic, owning our ability to shape and change our lives in every possible way, beneath the nearly-full moon in Aquarius.Read More
These last couple of weeks feel like the Tower to me. Young people dying in the streets of Orlando, Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Dallas, Nice. Anti-muslim, anti-queer, anti-women rhetoric rampant, and gaining momentum, in the political discourse of the United States, where I live. It seems like we’ve only barely begun to integrate one tragedy when another befalls us.Read More
Today, I want to talk a little bit about our wildness. Taking deep care. And liberation.Read More
Merry Summer Solstice to you! Today is a very special day in the heavens... one of the few times in our lifetimes that the summer solstice is perfectly aligned with the full moon. Meaning that the sun and the moon are both at full power, zapping down all kind of good blessings and energy our way down here on planet earth. It's a time for reclaiming our power and our strength after a doozy of a time this spring with all sorts of planets in retrograde, very serious human tragedies, and other challenges.Read More
Yesterday was my birthday. Thirty-eight. I spent the weekend at a beautiful women’s festival focused on magic, and herbalism, and ritual… and then emerged to hear the news. The terrible, terrible news.Read More
Tonight is not only a new moon, and not only a super moon, but it's a super new moon eclipse.
It was a “complete disaster,” according to my mom.
She doesn’t mince words.
She went on to say that she had hoped that this would be something she could show her friends online, but, “of course, she couldn’t possibly show it to anyone.”Read More
I had a whole different plan in mind.
I spent the first two weeks in August creating an inspired, powerful, perfectly-aligned-with-the-moons editorial calendar for the next six months.Read More
Come nourish your creative life as a writer this month, with the full moon in Aries on September 27th. I'd love to write with you again!
The Aries full moon invites you to reinvent, be bold, and take radical steps toward expressing your individuality, creativity, and unique flair. Go forth!