The Power of Inner Structure

The Power of Inner Structure

When external structures fall apart, internal structure becomes essential for your integrity and well being. Structure ≠ rigidity. Structures can be tensile, like bone. They can be flexible and pliable, like skin. They give shape and form to your day. They hold you in...
In Praise of Bitterness

In Praise of Bitterness

When I was a child I loathed the bitter foods that our cook served up several times each week. Karela, also known as bitter gourd. Tittori—a variety of bitter lentil. Methi bhaji, a particularly mouth-puckering species of spinach. Bitter foods had their place in my...
New Year’s Dance

New Year’s Dance

I don’t compress my desires into a “word of the year” but I do ask the spirit of the new year what it wants from me. I also talk with it about what is whispering, rumbling, sparking in my heart; what I would love to create, in partnership with it. Spirit of 2020,...
Why Healing Matters

Why Healing Matters

Unhealed wounds leave us vulnerable to manipulation. At their extremity, unhealed wounds are portals through which ideologues and fundamentalists (of every stripe) recruit, program, and weaponize people to serve their own agendas of dominance and control. Healing is a...
When Change Upends Your Life, Try This…

When Change Upends Your Life, Try This…

Whenever you create something new, you alter the topography of your inner being as well as the shape of your life and the world around you. Creativity destabilizes the existing order — or disorder — in ways you cannot predict or control. That liminal time...