The Cheshire Cat Resigns

Resignation letter

Recently I was sorting out some stuff and I found one of my writing notebooks from 2017. As I was paging through it, I came across this piece I wrote in October of that year. Given the current state of the world, I thought, hey, I think I'll post this on my blog. It's not…

What’s on Your List?

Bucket list

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" — from "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver Yesterday I spent some time revising my bucket list. I hadn't done that in a while. It felt good to stop and think about where I am and where I might…

The Future

I think most people would agree that these are strange times. Many of us feel like we're living in a sci-fi movie. We're not sure where the plot is headed or how it will end. The only way to find out is to keep going. The uncertainty keeps us on the edge of our seats.…

Winter Solstice Reflection

Winter solstice

We are tunneling ever closer to the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. It's the time of year for firelight and starlight—cold winter nights spent by a warm hearth with family and friends (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere). As we descend further into the darkness, it's a good time to reflect on…

Rise from the Ashes

Sometimes you have to burn everything down and start over, including yourself. Fire clears away the old, the dead, that which no longer serves us, to make way for the new. It burns down forests but cracks open seeds. Purifies. Transmutes. It lights the logs in your fireplace to keep you cozy on a chilly…

The Healing Power of Salt

Soaking in a warm saltwater bath calms my soul. I come to stillness. My body is buoyant. My mind clears. Just 20 minutes in the tub soothes me and helps me get centered and grounded. Salt water acts as a kind of battery—considering that our bodies produce an electromagnetic field (sometimes referred to as an…

What Lies Beneath

Ocean waves

In a culture that's always pushing more, that says more, bigger, faster is better—what is enough? It's no wonder that so many of us doubt ourselves, doubt the core of who we are. Everything's for sale. Looks matter. But the surface is a mirage. And we all know it. What's inside? That's what matters. We…

Purpose, Love, and Fear

Lights of love - Julie Goolsby

Sometimes I get frustrated with the whole idea of "purpose." Why am I here? How can I be of service? How can I be in alignment with my purpose? What exactly is my purpose, anyway? The funny thing is, purpose is a combination of what lies within us and what lies outside of us. It's…

Do You Have 5 Minutes?

Colored pencils

I've been feeling pretty frustrated lately. I haven't been making time to write or do anything creative. Aside from picking up a book now and then, I haven't been doing much to feed my soul. And my soul is hungry. My first reaction is to get down on myself and start attacking myself with the…