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Notre Dame Burns: Symbolism & Next Step

2019-05-01T21:17:23+00:00

My heart ached all day. I felt a visceral pain in the center of my being after hearing that Notre Dame de Paris had burned. Such a powerful, potent place, such depth and presence of the sacred feminine infused in the walls, window, & statues there. My first thought: how does a stone building burn? And then, what is the symbology of the collapsed roof and steeple—the most masculine aspects of the structure—mean? Day 2: Gratitude. I awoke feeling incredibly blessed to have visited and experienced what I did, when so many have not. And have been musing about

Notre Dame Burns: Symbolism & Next Step2019-05-01T21:17:23+00:00

Time to Step Out & Offer More of Who You REALLY Are

2017-08-19T00:48:22+00:00

Lately I've talked with several colleagues who feel called to shift their work in big or subtle ways. See if any of this sounds familiar: One talented acupuncturist knew what she wanted to be doing, but wasn't taking action. There were lots of conflicting opinions swimming in her head. Once we addressed the internal confusion/conflict at the root, all kinds of purposeful action happened. A multi-passionate therapist I know is feeling called to something bigger inside her. She isn't clear of the details, but knows what she's doing isn't reflecting all of who she really is and what she offers.

Time to Step Out & Offer More of Who You REALLY Are2017-08-19T00:48:22+00:00

Surprise Gift: Empowering Resource for You

2016-05-07T12:22:48+00:00

Breaking Down Barriers That Keep You Small Grab your calendar real quick because I've got a sweet gift for you. (And don't worry... I'm not going to ask you for a thing. This is 100% value just for you.  Completely and totally free.) I talk with women everyday who are not feeling fulfilled, inspired or on-purpose in their lives. They feel invisible, not hear, not supported. I've got a great resource if that resonates with you. Heather DeVore (a new friend and local Portland based therapist, coach) has just pulled together some amazing experts in the field of personal transformation and

Surprise Gift: Empowering Resource for You2016-05-07T12:22:48+00:00

The next BIG possibility in your relationships

2016-04-07T06:46:22+00:00

Discovering This Relationship Can Change Everything In our culture, the myth of the ‘Soulmate’ is strong — the belief that, if we just find the right one, they will bestow perfect happiness on us. Through trial and error, we eventually discover that our fulfillment cannot be dependent on another. We are called back home, to discover the Soulmate Within. And that through cultivating our own inner love affair, we pave the way for another  - a true soulmate union. So when I was contacted and invited by my new friend (and true soul sister) Shakti Malan, Ph.D., to participate in her the Soulmate Within Summit, I

The next BIG possibility in your relationships2016-04-07T06:46:22+00:00

Go Where your Soul is Already Calling

2015-12-20T08:42:41+00:00

A Perfect Portal to Inner Wisdom this Solstice This season more than ever a deeper pull has been moving in me. I've avoided the holiday commercialism. Maybe it's the huge transition and uplevel to owning the Balch Hotel, (plus getting the spa up and running and coordinating with new teachers and chefs for special events and retreats.) The holidays can be external expressions of busyness and business, but inside it's getting quiet. I love that at this time of year we are drawn to cozy up with chai tea and journal in big sweaters. Decking the halls with boughs and twinkling light galore. We had 8" of snow yesterday

Go Where your Soul is Already Calling2015-12-20T08:42:41+00:00

A Honest Moment

2014-09-24T06:59:12+00:00

A few months ago I gathered a circle of women in my local area who were hungry for more meaning, connection, creativity and sacred space at SisterSoul Salon. (I offered this only to those of you on my local list, so if you didn't see this, that's why.) it was a big hit--lI even added a second gathering to accommodate everyone.The  ladies loved it, It was clear that they wanted more: they told me so!  But I wasn't ready to hear it. (I had a new juicy program to offer and I was excited about it.) I was so intent

A Honest Moment2014-09-24T06:59:12+00:00

Taking the Medicine Again

2014-07-01T08:36:32+00:00

Here we are, Independence Day--beyond hot dogs, flags and fireworks, what is it really? It’s that day in the US when we celebrate our separation from an archaic, monarchic system and started to create something new, different, egalitarian and self-governed. A more expansive way to lead a nation. Regardless of our opinion of it now, we can step back and see what a cool and courageous experiment this really was. How do we take this leading edge impulse for freedom and creative leadership into our lives now? Maybe because it’s summer, I’m noticing many are feeling this call for freedom,

Taking the Medicine Again2014-07-01T08:36:32+00:00

This Might Be You? (or Someone You Know?)

2014-06-08T20:35:18+00:00

I Don't Usually Talk About This, But.... Wow, last week brought synchronicity with several of completions that made me realize something. I’m pretty awed by what I heard, which inspired me to share. These women are awesome, and yet what they were struggling with was anything but. And they are not alone. I've been there, maybe you or someone you know has too. As we paused at the end of her coaching series, one client who just left a 30 year relationship shared this: “I felt like a child in my newly single life. I was lost, confused, afraid and

This Might Be You? (or Someone You Know?)2014-06-08T20:35:18+00:00

Are You Ready For A Quantum Leap?

2014-02-27T13:00:31+00:00

I wiggle and squirm as I attempt to sit in meditation this morning. Some days it’s easier than others to do my morning practices. Why do I want to open my email more than I want to connect in stillness and silence with the Divine? Why does it seem so difficult sometimes? I know the inevitable result when I don’t: fear, worry, darkness and confusion about my path, my life—dreary moods. I settle in and allow myself to being present in my body—my breath slows too. My mind follows. I hear the voice of my higher guidance, “Be still, your

Are You Ready For A Quantum Leap?2014-02-27T13:00:31+00:00

Sacred Partnership

2014-02-12T16:02:31+00:00

An Excerpt from Chapter 4 in The Magdalene Path Early on in recorded history, most women absorbed the cultural and religious messages of male dominance as status quo. We’ve worked hard for decades to undo that. To prove ourselves worthy and equal, women have adopted values, attitudes, and behavior that are essentially masculine. We’ve become mini-men, working harder, faster, and stronger to succeed. As successful as this strategy is, it’s also a recipe for exhaustion and burnout, not to mention chronic stress, adrenal fatigue, and other ills. It is no longer productive or healthy to fight to be treated like

Sacred Partnership2014-02-12T16:02:31+00:00