“All violence stems from violence against females.
It normalizes all other violence.” Gloria Steinem
I read those words in two different books in a period of six months.
It had an impactRead More
I’ve been contemplating and exploring what the “third body” means for years. I recently shared my thoughts at a women’s circle. It made for a very stimulating and enlightening conversation.
Robert Bly’s poem was what inspired me.
A relationship between two people has three components A me, a you, and a “we” (third body.) These particular lines from the poem struck meRead More
I resigned from a Nurse/Health Coach position at a big organization last week and it’s been bittersweet. I’ve made deep friends.It’s how it is when you are hired to support healing. Without this aching heart I might not be as aware of how much people matter to me. Ah, being human.Read More
Even as I sat down to write this post I thought yikes, this is a complicated topic and their are minefields anyone reading this can fall into. I want to acknowledge that right out of the gate.
And I want to share a practice and open up the topic a bit.Read More
I walked Pilot Butte this morning.
On my way down I walked by a mother who seemed really upset at her child. He looked like he was about ten years old and overweight by our standards. She was calling him a loser because he didn’t want to keep walking up. She said it three or four times and then she started walking ahead of him.Read More
Somebody's hand, make this a better world if you can." Diana Ross
Corny introduction. I know and...
I live in an intentional community. I know all my neighbors by name. We have fun working, conversing, eating and exploring together. We have a big garden. I really appreciate all those fresh veggies! We struggle with conflict, we learn and we grow.Read More
If you are a Mother and you haven’t read The Price of Motherhood by Ann Crittenden please do so.
It pertains to all Mothers; rich, poor, black, latino, native american or white.
I was saying to myself this morning. Where have you been that you didn’t fully understand the price of motherhood and didn’t take the time to educate yourself?
I know I’ve been complacent because it’s been okay. Being a white woman with enough privilege to be okay meant not really understanding that equality is not anywhere close to being true in the USA. Especially for Mothers.Read More
My colleagues dubbed me a passionate crusader, my kids think I’m a “health nut”, and my partner, well never mind what he says! And of course, like all of us, I am more than the sum of my parts.Read More