in the garden
April 22, 2020

what’s the invitation of the moment?

…an invitation for you Every moment is the beginning of a new journey. Right now, in the midst of this pandemic, we are all intensely aware of uncertainty in the face of the unknown. This is the experience of the Fool, the first card in the Tarot deck. The Fool is the embodiment of not knowing what […]

April 1, 2020

relaxing into extinction

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. – Jiddu Krishnamurti  What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love. – Nipun Mehta Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek & find all the barriers within […]

May 12, 2019

a map of the great crossing*

The Soul will leave the body. It needs help to cross the Great River. The River is wide and gentle and shrouded in mist. Across the River is the Village of the Ancestors. Even though it’s a distance away, we can see the ancestors gathering on the Other Shore. We the Village of the Living, […]

May 12, 2019

the inventor

The Inventor As she was escorted down the hall to the Corp’s boardroom she marveled at the sheer audacity her gift gave her. Commissioned to design a new cross over military transport to contribute to the whatever War effort, she was in her element. Only those who had surrendered their fear could appreciate the threat […]

July 24, 2018

song of ourself: voices in unison

Grateful to be part of this amazing anthology … you can download it for free! “Inspired by their participation in a writing course led by acclaimed author Martha Beck in 2017, 138 individuals from around the world came together to assemble an anthology of their work—searingly personal and soaringly universal—that, as a whole, offers a rich portrait […]

July 24, 2018

the stratigraphy of a life

Don’t grieve – anything you lose comes around in another form. – Rumi Even as I ingest less of the more, there seems to be more of the less, so more or less I still have the same dilemma. What to do with all the stuff? (And I’m talking here about the good stuff. That […]

July 24, 2018

false messiahs

1) The Falling You will find your teacher. You will discover that their teachings speak to your heart. You will desperately want to be a part of their community. You will believe this is your true spiritual path. You will sense that you never really understood anything till now. You will decide this is what […]

June 13, 2016

the three graces

“Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy”. When I recently came across this quote from Kenneth Cole, it seemed rather bourgeois and mundane and I was embarrassed to add it to my list of quotes on Pinterest. But there is something that haunts me that I didn’t buy (or rather I couldn’t convince my […]

April 20, 2016

answers from your muse

There are lots of ways to meditate, traditional ways and modern ways. Lately I’ve been thinking that the “vision boards” I create are a form of meditation, an ever evolving source of inspiration and an ever present vehicle for creative expression. Growing up my mother let me cover the walls of my room with images. This polaroid was […]

February 15, 2016

make what you make

When I was in graduate school in painting I was very clear about what I thought good art was. I spent a lot of time trying to create art that was like the art I loved. The only problem was that what I loved was not what my hand wanted to create. The harder I […]

February 12, 2016

everyone can draw

Why is that important? So many people say they can’t draw. I used to say it. Truth is when you write your name you are drawing. Everyone’s handwriting has a unique quality to it, as unique as our fingerprints. The reason it matters that we believe we can draw is that it speaks directly to how […]

September 17, 2020

a New Year spread*

*The questions posed in a Tarot spread can always be used as prompts for personal exploration and free writing and do not need to be used with a Tarot deck. Rosh HaShanah, is the collective birthday of humanity. Every year we are revisiting the day on which Gd created the first man and woman, the […]

March 30, 2020

a spring equinox tarot spread

*The questions posed in the spread can also be used as prompts for personal exploration and free writing and do not need to be used with a Tarot deck.

February 28, 2020

got my attention

I recently finished Jenny Odell’s book How to do Nothing – Resisting the Attention Economy. I found it enormously valuable, offering some concrete ways to participate in the Resistance. It definitely got my attention. I believed I was paying attention, when I faithfully clicked out likes on my social media platforms. I thought all this clicking was useful (at […]

January 7, 2020

show me the magic

The Magic of 2019. As each new calendar year begins, I like to use Christine Kane’s Word of the Year Discovery Tool. In 2019 my word for the year was MAGIC and I saw it manifest, in a number of different ways.  First. I worked with death doula Sarah Kerr, of Soul Passages, in an effort to connect to my mother, who had dementia for almost 15 years before […]

December 30, 2019

checkpoint

 a love story Everyday she passed through the checkpoint on her way to work in her father’s clinic. She noticed him on his first day, she watched them come and go, the Israelis. Mostly they weren’t memorable, but he had thick wavy red hair. He smiled at her, she acted as if she hadn’t noticed. She […]

December 21, 2019

a winter solstice tarot spread

*The questions posed in the spread can also be used as prompts for personal exploration and free writing and do not need to be used with a Tarot deck. The Winter Solstice,  the longest night of the year, is a time of introspection, and setting intentions. It is a time for celebration and renewal, a […]

August 1, 2019

a cycle of change tarot spread

after Martha Beck’s Cycle of Change *The questions posed in the spread can also be used as prompts for personal exploration and free writing and do not need to be used with a Tarot deck. 

June 21, 2019

a summer solstice tarot spread

*The questions posed in the spread can also be used as prompts for personal exploration and free writing and do not need to be used with a Tarot deck.  Litha (LEE-tha)/SUMMER SOLSTICE/ Midsummer Also known as: Midsummer’s Eve, Gathering Day, St. John’s Day, St. John’s Eve, Summer Solstice, Feill-Sheathain, Alban Heruin, Alban Hefin, Gathering Day, […]