when it’s time to burn

when it’s time to burn

What are you ready to destroy, burn up, leave behind? I have been thinking about the so-called “destructive” urges, and how I resist them. Perhaps you do, too. Perhaps you think of destruction as negative, violent, hostile, aggressive. And…maybe not. Maybe we do...
The (surprising) discomforts of freedom

The (surprising) discomforts of freedom

“I don’t get it,” you say. “I really, really want things in my life to change. I mean, I am serious. I’m not joking. I’m sick of things being the way they are, and I’ve put my all into changing things. I’ve been willing to invest in workshops, to hire coaches or go to...
The power of aligning feeling + action

The power of aligning feeling + action

A year ago, I embarked on the Desire Map process, nestled into a comfy chair with tea and the worksheet pages spread out, around me. I scribbled away in the silence of my home office, excited for the new year to come. I arrived at these core desired feelings: Sacred...
The truth about being smart

The truth about being smart

In my mid-20s, I had an unexpectedly profound experience that changed me: I saw a documentary on people living in Appalachia. The documentary profiled a family of “hillbillies,” including their kinship networks, how they survived financially at the bottom of the...