Under the Spell, A Letter to a Friend

hello marybeth, just reaching out to say hi and how are you? i, my friend, have fallen under the spell of feeling like a bird in a cage. i understand the full spectrum of human emotions. i understand the hows and never the whys. although i’ve got a full tool belt of practices and ways […]

Empty, Silent and Willing

When something goes on this long, thinking everything through or flying on happy thoughts, sometimes just doesn’t sustain the situation.  We all have coping mechanisms, but I think that coping with covid is a deeper reach. We are all definitely being asked to take our seats, settle in, and find an inner disposition of strength […]

The World’s Flower Gardens

I wrote my first poem when I was 19. It was my first experience with feeling and experiencing a perspective and perception deeply and then searching for words which best described it. It fascinated me.  It was as if there was a garden full of flowers, and I had to walk through it finding the […]

A Time to Publish

The prelude to this blog post is this:  I wanted to write something today about Earth Day, the long-term commitment it takes to commit and care.  I wanted to write about the reality of life changing trauma during a world pandemic.  As my heart was swelling and eager to find the words, my attention was […]

This Big Beautiful Life

I know what it’s like to have trauma in one’s life.  I understand when extreme situations bring us to our knees or begin to take away the lightness in our steps.   I understand duration of uncertainty and rugs being pulled out from beneath our feet, when all that’s left is the air we breathe.  […]

The Beauty of Life

For me, the world has so much beauty and mystery….the stories of the stars fascinate me. The fields and meadows of the stars, like a garden, is a place for me to just take notice. I love that we become the characters in the ever-changing short stories, that call our attention to moments in time.  […]

Illuminating

i was thinking on my run this morning, how important it is that we claim what is ours to claim with happiness, like our health and how we eat. i can’t help but think it is just better to eat light right now with so little movement. i also think peace of mind is essential […]