Last weekend, I took the opportunity to do two of my favorite things—ride my horse and hike. As part of my Camino training regimen, on Sunday I walked the trail that I had ridden my horse on the day before. It made me think about shifting perspective.
Years ago, I fell in love with the djembe drum, a hand drum that originated in West Africa.
Day of Healing & Picnic • Saturday, July 10 • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Journey Within • Lakewood
Note: This is a re-post from one year ago. When I re-read what I wrote, I realized my message still holds true for me. Hopefully it still holds true for you! While I am so grateful for all of the expressions of love I received yesterday, I have to admit, I have never been a big fan of Mother’s Day. It just doesn’t seem inclusive enough. The act of mothering is something we are all called to do, whether we have birthed a human or not. It’s a disbursement of feminine energy, although I don’t believe it is particular to women. To […]
It took yogic breathing and lots of self-talk to make me stay with the movie I watched last Saturday night. Maybe you have seen The Pianist, a 2002 film based on the life of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a musician who struggles to survive the Warsaw ghetto during the Holocaust. I rarely watch violent films. But I knew it was important for me to face this one because it was about something real. Something I obviously knew about but don’t think about every day. Something that should never, ever be repeated, yet similar situations are happening in the world to this day. So, for […]
Qoya: In Community With Nature • Saturday, April 10 • 9-10:30 a.m. MDT • on Zoom
Meet Luna, also known as Lulu, Luna Tuna and most fittingly, Looney Tunes. It is so interesting to me how animals and people often embody the names they are given. Luna the horse was named after Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series. I never knew until I began writing this piece that Luna the book character was also nicknamed Looney because of her propensity to march to the beat of her own drum. Luna the horse marches to her drum all day long. She bucks, she kicks on her stall door, she tries to play games with the dogs, […]
Three of my friends and I are playing a sort of game for the month of February called The Daily Dose. We each wrote down a small activity for every day of the month on strips of paper, then folded and sealed them. We met for a masked hike and exchanged our paper strips so that we all ended up with 28. I put mine in a bowl on my nightstand, and first thing each morning I pull one out and see my surprise activity for the day. My daily doses have invited me to pretend I was packing something […]
I’ve been pondering my relationship to fear and love as we’ve entered the new year. I could have made a resolution to embody love more often, but I’m not a big fan of resolutions. I think they generally come from a place of viewing ourselves as bad or lacking in some way. However, I do feel a strong pull to notice how often I am in a fear state of mind as compared to a love state of mind, so that’s my focus at the moment. I thought I’d write a blog about it this week, but instead, this poem […]
Qoya: Dance Your Story • Saturday, January 9 • 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MST • on Zoom