As the earth moves to the degree that aligns with my first breath, I am whole, having learned to tend to myself as if for the world. I journey to a reminder of my origins. Crumbling orange bluffs, salty air, and windswept cypress trees. To the mother who knows my deepest truths and cradles them… Read More Aligned with My First Breath
I carry him on my back uphill. A broken pelvis, healed without intervention, disabled his body long before he was mine. Cool green manzanita leaves and prickly pine needles shake off their snow like birds in a bath. Beside them, I march; enjoying each boulder, each seed-bearing cone, each sage brush adorning snow. I slouch… Read More I Carry Him
Seeking quiet stillness Dormant life paused Inhaling sacred silence Space between actions and words. Exhaling what cannot be carried Surrendered to journey within To the depths, the truest core Brought forth in time for Spring.
I appear at her door with footsteps speaking homesick words And pour world-weary troubles into her waves. Longing for innocent longing. She sings to me, just as she used to — but now I understand. Soothing indifference, pulling my words into her crashing whirlpool, Sweeping them out with her undertow Tumbling and polishing them with… Read More The Waters Who Raised Me
✨It’s here!✨ After months of recording and fine-tuning the words, the Varanasi Sage audiobook is now available on Audible! Varanasi Sage is a series of vignettes that describe the deep connection we can feel with nature and celebrates the ordinary miracles of everyday life. Click here to check it out! “Walk through nature’s bounty in… Read More ✨ New Audiobook Now Available on Audible! ✨
Dark, yet hopeful, this piece explores a personal experience during this crisis as I navigate the new reality and try to understand the modern human condition. A departure from my usual focus on Nature’s beauty, this piece recognizes and investigates the shadow as a path to integration and healing. Click the play button to read… Read More A Holy Instinct – with Audio
My debut collection, Varanasi Sage, is now available as an ebook and paperback on Amazon!
I am overjoyed to share this work with you! Years in the making, I put my heart onto the pages of this collection. I hope my heart touches yours as you read my words. I would love nothing more than for you to check it out. … Read More Varanasi Sage NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon!
[This story will appear in a collection of shorts for Varanasi Sage, due out July 1, 2019.] I opened the door, welcomed by early morning light peeking around clouds, caressing the world. Unseen doves proclaimed the day’s arrival in trilling coos. Oaks stretched in wild formations. Brown grasses stood defiantly against their drought deaths. The distant… Read More Forest Song
During this winter season, I’m making the final push to complete my first book! I’m on track to have it finished in Spring. In order to prepare the release, I’m taking time off from publishing work here. Check out photos from my current travels on Instagram http://www.instagram.com/glamsient
The edge of a summer storm passed overhead breaking the monotony of blue sky. Patches of clouds cast temporary shade as they moved, releasing a misting drizzle, which fell upon us like a celestial blessing. Birds sang the glory of the day. Stephanie and I relaxed in the large pool. She rested her head against… Read More Sierra Hot Springs