Here’s a letter to myself, circa age 14. Great exercise, an act of compassion to feed all of you. Thanks to this gorgeous annual blog project, Teen Week: Words That Heal, for the inspiration to speak out about body image, sexuality, and self-esteem in our teen years. What would you say to your teen self?
It’s spring. Time to shed the old to make way for new growth. Reminds me of this Scandinavian story told by dear friend and master storyteller Daniel Deardorff. Notice that nobody killed this dragon. Instead, a shining price emerged after shedding those layers. The day after I heard this story, I couldn’t get the image […]
I recently dove into a big volunteer project, co-leading an initiatory process for young women leading to a solo experience in nature (a Vision Quest or Vision Cry). Learning to face your fears is one of the truly heroic tasks of initiation. Sometimes you’ll face real scary things, like snakes, bugs or animals. More often, it’s […]
I got a gorgeous email in my Inbox from Jen Louden today that inspired me to jump up and dance! And sing spontaneously! And be brave enough to put it on YouTube. It’s not just her open-hearted announcement of getting married – after a week of questioning – that makes me THRUM inside. It’s because […]