Weekly Newsletters

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People wearing sunglasses, gazing up at an eclipse.

Being Older—A Radical Approach

It’s a radical experience. We’re often told that we have to work hard, push through the pain or obstacles, and get strong. Maybe not.
Mountainscape in New Mexico

Coming Down from the Mountains

It’s easy to overlook how wonderful it is to spend real time, in person, with people you hold dear. Not to mention, it’s fun to see new places and meet new people.
Road and horizon, looking towards sunset

Road Trip

For various, not particularly dramatic, reasons, it’s also been a stressful summer. Some of the stressors are related to good things, and some aren’t so good. Some are petty; some are significant. Mostly, it’s life, which comes with good and bad, easy and not so easy.
Tablet weaving on an Inkle loom

To Do or Be—or Why?

I recently took a class in how to make handwoven shoe laces. I could tell you it’s because I’d always been a bit curious about tablet weaving. Or that I’d heard this instructor was really good.
View from front porch on a rainy day.

Quiet Storms

When our self image changes, what we do—and think and feel—also changes. Making these changes, weathering these storms, is usually much better when we have some sort of assistance.
Pink banana blossom, with leaves in the background

Simple Gifts

Some as simple as the blossom on a banana plant. I’d never noticed before that part of the blossom is shaped like a banana.
Brass bowls and candles in a cave

Listen to…

Today might be just the perfect time to slow down and listen—listen to whatever calls itself to your attention. Listen to what you feel.
French Quarter garden behind a gate

Who’s in Charge?

I often use the image of bumper cars. Sometimes our movements—in our bodies and in our lives—feel like running into bumpers no matter which way way go.
Colorful felt balls, made by hand

Show and Tell

I pulled out some wool fibers and started demonstrating how to make a felt ball. After a short while, almost everyone in the room was rolling a ball of wool between their two hands.
Monarch butterfly on Bird of Paradise blossom

Striving for Mastery

Frass flicking. It’s what some caterpillars do with their poop. Who knew?
Little girl with stone near her ear.

Listening with Your Hands

Touch is about a particular sensation, but somehow it’s a bit richer when I think about listening with my hands.
Waterfall in North Carolina mountains

Unavowed Dreams

We pay attention to the movements, but it’s not just about the movement. It’s also about the way we change, the new ways we see ourselves and what’s possible.