Archives of Retreats

Musing about Change

Do you like archetypes and symbols? I like them so much I long to live their stories as the unfolding of the everyday. My “new years” begins on the last day of December and ends a month or so later on Chinese New Year. This extended new years feels more inclusive and diverse, but also […]

My New Women’s Circle

I am so happy to launch my new Women’s Circle. I’ve been wanting to do so for quite some time. For one thing, I really need it! And for another, the pillars of my community over the years have been held up by amazing women and I long to be with women in community— beyond […]

Retreat Street Repeat

>>>>  Retreat Street Repeat > Retreat Street Repeat >>>>   (RE) TREAT. At least a little while every day. Even if it’s sitting in your car in a parking lot for 3 minutes. Any quiet and safe place where you can be alone (if possible) and get still will prove to be a gift. Eyes open […]
word for 2017

My Word for 2017

My word for 2017 is GATHER. I didn’t even know I was looking for a word for the year until the last few weeks of 2016. The word GATHER started to find its way into my sentences. What’s more, I liked how I felt when I uttered the word. Gather. A feeling of gravitas and grounding. A […]

Yoga Nidra: The Practice of Inner Beauty Sleep

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ― Pablo Neruda   “We see the beauty within and cannot say no.” ― Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius       Beauty and Sleep.  Two very good friends, bedfellows even. The expression “Beauty Sleep” usually conjures the […]

Barefoot Walking Meditation on the Earth, a Somatic Practice

I don’t know about your feet, but mine love walking shoeless.  And no I don’t mean on city streets in the rubber feet-shoe thingies. I’m talking old-school barefoot. Adam and Eve style. Try this on the beach or anywhere you’re willing to walk without shoes. (I’m hoping to challenge you to walk barefoot in places outside […]