Learning to surf and response ability.

Practice makes progress.

Over the last few years and until recently, I’d only dabbled with meditation. Seems it’s one of those things that consistently shows up on lists; of the habits of highly successful people, lists of habits to improve your quality of life, lists of things...
Landing

Landing

This entire event has been disorienting. I even had difficulty describing to myself what I am feeling. I told a friend I felt upside down.   I suppose that’s the most accurate. I’ve not been literally upside down much in my life but when I have I remember...
Grace and gratitude

Grace and gratitude

“Grace and gratitude. Forward from here.” The poet Mary Oliver died last week. I knew of her, but didn’t know her well. I have given her books as gifts. I have some of her words framed and hanging on the wall of my studio. I knew she lived much of...
Superpowers

Superpowers

A while back I posted a question on the blackboard at Dauntless: if you could have a super-power, what would it be? I didn’t answer it then. I guess I couldn’t decide, really. I think maybe now I’ve answered it, at least for the time being. (Can we...
Words make worlds

Words make worlds

“Words make worlds.” I first learned this when I was in therapy for a brutal post-partum depression. My recovery was holistic; I used food, movement, connection and words to heal and move forward. I discovered that the words I had been using to tell my...