journey

Becoming Rooted

So many of us are cut off from our source, from the essence within us that knows things, feels things, trusts the knowledge within us. We are taught to strategize and manipulate and control. We are taught to overpower, to plan things out to get what we want. But we are part of nature, and nature doesn’t do this. Nature just grows. It moves through cycles. It withers at times, […]

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The End of Rock Bottom

At the end of 2015, just after Christmas, I packed a small bag and headed to Manhattan for a couple of days. The first song on the musical playlist I had made was Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks”: If I ventured in the slipstream Between the viaducts of your dream Where immobile steel rims crack And the ditch in the back roads stop Could you find me? Would you kiss-a my […]

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You Have It To Give

  Money is the root of so much awesomeness. –Jen Sincero, author of You AreĀ a Badass at Making Money When I was in Europe this past summer, finding churches to pray in, places to write blog posts, I recognized heaven exists not in some far-off land, but right here, on earth. It is inside us, if we have the bravery and persistence to tap in. In every direction is beauty […]

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The Perfect Offering

  Forget your perfect offering. –Leonard Cohen   We don’t always know how to walk through the world with open hands. In fact, what we’ve been taught from a young age is that in order to be strong, in order to find success in this life, we need to be prepared with rounded fists. We’re told that’s where the power lies. That we need to punch the air, control, dominate, […]

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The Power of One

I believe in the power of one person. The power of one person to plant good seeds to help others. The power of one person to rise up from the ash, to start something new. To dive in, jump forward, chart a brilliant, beautiful path. And I don’t think a person should be held back by outdated ideas or old modes of thinking that don’t serve anybody, that don’t help. […]

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