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
Awakened on a new day. Fresh spirit, eyes clear. The weight lifted, a landscape bathed in gold. Air fresh from the season’s first rain, perfumed with fragrant sage. Leaves cleaned of summer’s dust, Autumnal sparkling. Moss revived, reborn, like my spirit, soft and green.
✨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! ✨
I drive down Dog Bar Road along narrow twists and turns. I pass green, rolling hills; Victorian farm houses with blossoming trees and horses out front; abandoned barns that are hauntingly romantic; and ponds that are full from recent rainstorms. In the distance, a group of female turkeys step out of the lush greenery and… Read More Save Bear River
A severe drought — the worst in recorded history — has plagued California for years. Wildfires ravage the state, lakes receded to shocking levels, creeks and rivers ran dry. But this year, the rainstorms started early. One real storm blessed us in August, a few graced us in September, and this months we’ve had several… Read More Gratitude: An Ode to the Rain