For Christmas, I got a Fitbit. I was ecstatic. True to my Virgoan nature, I love numbers, spreadsheets, logic. This equals that; if this, then that. Calories in, calories out, scale goes down, and all is well in the world. True to my Witch-Priestess-Divine Alchemist nature, I returned my Fitbit as soon as stores opened … More On Returning Gifts & Self Love
In Denver, today is the first day it actually feels like Fall. Last night, the nearly-full moon was a creamy orange, dreamsicle color from the wildfires. Being under her light in the cool night air after a long, hot Labor day was exquisite–both soothing and invigorating. Late summer is laced with a sweet melancholy for … More 3 Centering Practices for Late Summer
There’s this idea that listening to your body feels good. Like slipping into a warm bath or taking that nap you’ve needed. Sometimes it is. Sometimes self care and tuning into the signals your body is telling you is the the itch you’ve been wanting to scratch, the instant gratification we all love so dearly. … More When Listening to Your Body is Hard AF
Dear You: I love you. I love you when you are sad. I love you when you worry about money. I love you when you question your Path and I love you when you’re insecure about the work you put in the world. I love you when you need to rest. I love you when … More Shadow Play on Sunny Days.
I just recently started teaching public yoga classes again. And, god I missed it so much. I had forgotten how nourishing it is to guide practitioners through pranayama, asana, and intention. I’ve realized why it feels so juicy, like I’m being fed, and then I had a “Duh, obviously,” moment. It’s an iteration of what … More Body Spells: Yoga & Ritual
You already know this: As healers/magic-makers/witches/priestesses/diviners/et all, the way we view our bodies affects our craft. After all, we bring the ethereal into this realm through our bodies. We touch our tools, our clients and students, our fellow practitioners. Our craft is to bring the symbolic subconscious forward into this reality. We put forth so much effort … More Body Talk: Body Image is Super Important for Healers
Once, I was soft. My hips swayed with chimes and bells and my shoulders rocked like midday waves, sweet and steady and rhythmic. Then this softness fractured and something else emerged like shrugging off a shell. Now, I am ruthless. I have become drumming hail on zinc. I need to move and quickly. Quick and … More How Politics Changed the Way I Move.
Happy (belated) New Moon, wonderfuls! The New Moon Juju is still potent–can you feel it? Woo, this is the first episode in a while. Lots of things have gone down: personally, culturally, socially. It’s the end of the world as we know it, but that’s a good thing. Today, I’m talking to Livia Cohen-Shapiro of Ecstatic … More SS011: Shadow Play, Social Justice, Movement & More with Livia Cohen-Shapiro
Comparison, if I let it, could swallow me whole. The other day while working out in a group class, I was having fun, bopping around and feeling awesome and strong and fit. A slim, sports bra and shorts-clad woman in class stopped to rest. A thought popped into my head while I was doing twisting mountain … More Traitorous Thoughts in a Defiant Body
I am all about making eating a ritual. And let’s be real: Eating can be a loaded activity, especially if you have a history of some weird food habits (ahem, like me). Preparing food and mealtimes themselves can be wrought with fear or guilt or anxiety, calorie-counting, paralyzing decision-making, or maybe you totally numb-out. Or … More Making Mealtimes Sacred