Category: Wisdom

On Cleaving and Collapse

Reflecting upon the deep collective work done at Magical/Radical, I’ve been thinking, as I do, all the time it seems, about cleaving – and about togetherness, and what it’s going to take – what it’s really going to take for us to individually and collectively midwife this time of collapse.   And I’ve been thinking about having an online business,… Read more →

I Want to Be Eaten

This article was featured in Elephant Journal. Please give it a click.   Recently, a brilliant yoga teacher said to the class, “The opposite of holding on isn’t letting go. It’s digestion.” Contemplating this idea and the claw marks on everything I’ve let go of it occurs to me… Everything gets eaten. We take in all kinds of nourishment, chew… Read more →

The Sacred NO + Spectrum GIVEAWAY

Being outraged all the time is exhausting. It can make you numb with grief.   Driving down the New Jersey Turnpike, past the factories heaving waste into the sky, and you wonder HOW CAN THIS GO ON ONE MORE SECOND.   Three friends text you, “Girl, when can we hang out?” OH GOD.   Another email comes asking for a discount… Read more →

Digital Nourishment & Evidence of Love

Your organism evolved to seek out and solve problems, consume sugar when available, and to avoid discomfort. These biological imperatives often conflict with modern life, as we have not evolved to process the amount of information, snack “foods” and years of sitting to which we’re exposed. Understand that the drive to “be informed” tilts toward bad news. That’s ok, it’s… Read more →

Trust your gut (and your heart)

“Trust is the highest form of human motivation.” ~Steven R. Covey The brain is the most important organ in the body. ACCORDING TO THE BRAIN. It has evolved to seek, find and solve problems. Our proto-rodent ancestors that were relaxed and mellow became snacks. The ones that were anxious and worried tended to survive. We have inherited millennia of this… Read more →

The Secrets of My Success

I run a successful business. I guess. I mean, I make enough money with my art that I don’t have to have a “straight job.” I have every imaginable modern convenience and privilege. A couple pairs of my shoes have holes in them. I still wear them. But they are not my only shoes. I am successful. Tonight I had… Read more →

I Will Disappoint You

Because I present as an extrovert (outgoing, comfortable in front of crowds, gregarious, etc.), it might seem like it’s easy for me to be “on.”  While it does come naturally, it does not come easy. I score as an INFJ. But I am not a classic introvert. Maye I’m an ambivert. I’m definitely an HSP. I have complex PTSD and… Read more →

Intentions Are Not Goals

Intentions are not goals. An intention is an attitude, an orientation, a connection to desire. But not to the outcome. Because the Buddhists were right: the mind wants to want more than it wants to have. Goals grasp at fixed points. But shit be transient, yo. Goals come from the mind, intentions from the heart. The root of the word… Read more →

Uniquity, Acorns and Suchness

 This post is part of a blog series about “Uniquity” — a new word brought to you by Michelle Ward and Jessica Swift, the authors of The Declaration of You. “A unique, formed soul is within us from birth, shaping us as much as it is shaped. While this is not a new myth, the possibility that we are fated,… Read more →