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...

A Nineties Love Song

Like an ache for more nineties music; I mourn the letting go of summer. I’m not ready to talk crispness in the air, or turn to darker days… It’s not that I don’t love the beauty of fall and live for Halloween; it’s that summer’s end, makes me nostalgic for more....

Medicine of Pause

Venus Retrograde and Jon Stewart leaving us included, life has been interesting. Forced to participate in Western medicine, I spent a week on antibiotics I kept on my altar near Shiva to try and grace the pills into my system. Down and out with dental surgery and...

The Wisconsin Kids

Something about the going home; way it takes you back to root in a most humbling kind of way… Marrying friends of mine together for twenty three years, I looked around our group of artists and soul family feeling honored to hold such space. I grew up with...

Life Practice & Popcorn

I’m not interested in your down dog. I mean, I wish you let your head go; melt your heart rooting palms and heals to Earth, but I’m more interested in how you practice out of studio… Out wild, in the West; where loving thy neighbor is still radical...