Spread Love, Not Likes

Since joining social media two years ago for business reasons, the quality of my life—has gone down. My creative time is split, by notifications I thought I turned off or hashtags that send me searching… Before social media, you didn’t take selfies somewhere...

This Is My Battle Cry

I’m at a crossroads. That feeling something big, bigger than even now, is coming. I am grounded, and am I open, and I am maybe even raging… Because revolution is not always peaceful; and I will not be silenced. I will not fit into boxes, limits; judgments…...

The Morning After Prince

I don’t get how to live in a world without him. Prince and Bowie were my context. The art they offered, inspired the art I offer… I created because they invented. They built the framework, not just as singers, but actors, poets, thinkers. True art fuels consciousness;...

Go, Now, Go.

I’ve had no real studio time in months. Life got in the way – gains, losses, crises, and more crises. Time spent on technical and the maintenance part of my life, I never signed up for. I’m a creative, made sure of it. I saw adults compromising and miserable, and...

Let The Cracks Shine

Man, lately, I feel the more open and dialed I am, the wackier the experience life throws me. I want to believe that ole’ mantra, ‘God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle’, but most of us have too much on our plates, right now. I wake up looking in the mirror...

My Valentine Rant

I love kissing. I love my altar and the sound of the birds in the morning when I sit. I love music, and how it gets me through. I love names, especially middle names, and how they vibrate. I love the color red, and fairy things that glitter. I love Santa Fe, driving...

Keep It Real

What’s fascinating is the longer I practice truth; the more I fail and attempt to do the work to uncover the real, and then share it, the more resistance I often encounter. In surprising ways, acquaintances, and even up close and personal friends, will react to truth....

Light That Menorah

I’m checking the ways I contribute to the growing violence, the ways I kick myself, accuse, and separate from others. It’s humbling; I don’t like it, but the work feels necessary, each of us tending our own light to create change. This Hanukkah feels timely to light...

I Am 32 Flavors and Then Some

Definitely blown away by rapid teachings of late. Last month on the beach, post retreat sans media, I finally caught Adele’s new single watching the waves roll onto shore… “I’m in California dreaming, about how we used to be…” Lyrics giving me lessons,...

Livin’ The Dream

I was changed overhearing one of my 18 and Under Free kids at yoga, attending New Mexico School for the Arts in performance say, ‘When I’m older–I want to do what Emily’s doing.’ It struck me… I’m so used to striving, I forgot about arriving. That moment...