Changing Direction: The Patterns and Roles We Choose

The years I spent in international development, and as an international executive made clear to me the repeated and systemic patterns of sexism, racism and classism, all deeply embedded in US culture.

Setting the Pace for 2017

While much of our energy may be drawn into renewed commitments and buckets of intention for the New Year, we also have the opportunity to pause and assess the pace at which we are moving through the various domains of our lives.

Horses offer a beautiful example of energy efficiency and pace. Whether observing or interacting with them, we can experience how horses live and move from a place of relevant pace, depending on what is required in the moment.

Hunter Rising

Today marks four months since this sweet soul came into my life, and meeting him has taken me on a most unexpected journey.

This connective spirit came from challenging circumstances, and has since grown into the reflection of his name. He sports a newly nourished body, and has just begun a process of physical rehabilitation to address the human patterns + choices that have severely weakened his body and movement capacity.

In Loving Memory of Babar

The arrival of the Summer Solstice seemed an apt time to express my deep gratitude for the life of a very special being. The day marked two weeks since the passing of Babar, the majestic herd leader at Beaumont Farms. 

However, the words did not come.

The past weeks have been heavy hearted and filled with losses, both personally and collectively, not the least of which was Babar’s passing.

I still have not found my words.

The Power of Invitation


Words Matter: Mindful Dialogue

Words Matter:  Mindful Dialogue

Certain terminology, most often related to mental or physical health, and human living conditions, has become a part of our everyday language.  I have observed that the use of these terms is often expressed based on a particular and even exaggerated trait of the actual definition or a limited social understanding of the meaning or condition.

The Gift of Boundaries

Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious.  You get to choose how you use it.  You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.  -Anna Taylor


Feminism, Comparison and the Shame Game: An Open Letter to Nell Scovell

Dear Ms. Scovell:
I am writing in response to your post entitled “Their Struggles:  Bristol Palin & Malala Yousafzai’s Memoirs, Compared” published by Jezebel on October 17, 2014.
The last time I checked, I held a clear assessment that feminism is about creating and supporting choices for women and shifting stigmatic and ostracizing labels and judgment.

Small Moves for Clarity + Direction

This morning, I watched a snail wake up to the day. It was utterly inspiring. She was nestled in her shell, hanging with her underbelly side up, on a small branch, with her eyes closed and her faced tucked in. She peaked out, assessed her surroundings, and went back to resting.