All of you is welcome here

All of you is welcome here

  I’ve been feeling frustrated with my social media feeds lately.   There’s so much fucking Love and Light.   (sun-lit fields and yoga poses and paragraph upon paragraph of wisdom) It’s blinding me. (I will be the first to admit that this probably bothers me so much because I am complicit in it)   I […]

Pretty words and a dirty sweatshirt

Pretty words and a dirty sweatshirt

  “I’m scared everyone is going to find out that I’m just a person in a dirty sweatshirt who writes better than she talks and might just seem a little underwhelming in person.”   Sometimes, when I write in my journal for long enough, in the dark early hours of the morning, deep truths peek […]

What Shows Up Here, Part Two: Motorcycle Wisdom

What Shows Up Here, Part Two:  Motorcycle Wisdom

  Maybe it was the Kundalini yoga class that I had attended beforehand, but on my last motorcycle ride this season, one nugget of wisdom after another lit up my mind as I flew down my favourite winding oceanside road.   I started riding a motorcycle when my daughter was a toddler.  Learning how to […]

Getting Shit Done 101

Getting Shit Done 101

  “when a woman stops doing she must learn how to simply be” — Maureen Murdock, The Heroine’s Journey   I have always been a Get Shit Done kind of gal.   I started the practice of having a detailed day planner, and extensive to-do lists, at the age of eight. I am the fucking MASTER […]

How to Create a Momifesto

How to Create a Momifesto

  I remember the weekend like it was yesterday.   It was cold, for July, and I was writing so frantically in my journal that I had forgotten to collect firewood and light the fire.  The sweat from my afternoon hike cooled my skin as it dried and I began to shiver.   It was […]

MotherSHIFT

MotherSHIFT

  One of the wisest women I know, a woman who also happened to be my doula for both of my births, said to me before I conceived my first child:   “Transitioning to motherhood takes two to three years.”   At the time, given the trepidation I was feeling about motherhood, I could have […]

Sisterhood and the power of thought

Sisterhood and the power of thought

  My heart used to sink every time I was asked to fill in the blank below the words “emergency contact.”   Most of the time, I could go on with my busy and full life, and not think very much about it. But as my pen would hover above those words, the reality would […]

Read to Rise

Read to Rise

Over the past year, as I’ve been researching the online program SeaCHANGE:  The Art of Navigating Transition, and really finding my way into the work that I do with women, I’ve read a mother lode of books. It was nearly two years ago when I realized that so many of my coaching clients and birthing […]

Wild Women Rising

Wild Women Rising

I am sitting in my hiking shorts, smelling of campfire.  My pockets are heavy with a smooth piece of rose quartz and the headlamp I used to light the fire before the sun rose this morning.   I am filled with a combination of gratitude and bewilderment for a weekend spent with an incredible group […]