If you knew me when I was 9-years old, you would have considered me the most unlikely of healers. My younger sister remembers me as “fun-loving.” I loved listening to music, playing games with my friends in the summer, reading comic books, and watching TV. I was a pretty typical kid. Maybe on the artsy-craftsy… Continue reading I’m a Reluctant Healer
The Phrase, “getting out of your own way,” resonates deeply with a lot of people. As in “maybe I’m getting in my own way too much.” But what exactly does it mean to “get in your own way?” In my case, this was never a question I could solve with a spreadsheet. It was a… Continue reading Getting Out of Your Own Way
In Western culture, there isn’t much guidance on how to connect with and spend time with healthy ancestors. I, myself, looked at Ancestral Reverence practices as something people did who didn’t know better. It was fine for indigenous cultures and “New Agey” people. It wasn’t something I did. Over the last three years however, I’ve… Continue reading What Does Time with Ancestors Look Like?
In the recent film, Bohemian Rhapsody, singer Freddy Mercury muses aloud that in the moments he is onstage performing, he feels most fully himself. Onstage is bliss, communion with his audience. It is when he is most inspired. And then, he says, indicating his quiet, posh home, the rest is this. Freddy Mercury didn’t lack… Continue reading Chop Wood, Carry Water