How to make a home

How to make a home

  I think that authenticity   alignment true-self   feels like home.   My sense, from coaching and holding circles with women who are unearthing their authenticity, is that it’s a feeling, a home base, that, as the Good Witch reminds us, we’ve actually had all along. (it’s just been conditioned out of us by externally-held notions […]

Better than love

Better than love

  Love Yourself.   These words are emblazoned across a pyjama shirt I bought recently. I love it, and I hate it, and I would never wear it in public.  I’ve been told, insistently, all too many times by friends and by sunbeam-lit Instagram posts, to love myself (like a piece of clothing or someone […]

What to do in the space between

What to do in the space between

  Everything is up in the air.   One deep breath.   I don’t know who I am anymore.   A glass of water.   I’m lost.   Belly to the earth, feet wide, head cradled.  Heart. Beat.   “I know honeybabe.  It’s hard to feel this way.”   The space between   not-yet-that-but-not-this-anymore That space […]

This year, from here

This year, from here

  I feel like a base jumper   after running to the edge of a cliff   (an unknown)   and leaping off   in the moments before the utter silence and freedom of freefall. My heart is still pounding from the effort not yet accustomed to the ease. Somewhere in between.  Liminal.   For the […]

Chaos and Compassion

Chaos and Compassion

This year did not start out the way I wanted it to.   I wanted to show up back here on the Nalumana blog all shiny and intentional all “hey I’m a life coach and it’s the New Year so let’s figure out your life”   But in reality, I have been plunged so deeply into […]

Rest

Rest

  At the risk of quoting this quote too many times…   “when a woman stops doing she must learn how to simply be”   Although you might not notice at all, in the flood of information and words and to-do’s that likely flies your way just as it does mine… I wanted to tell […]

Walking Home

Walking Home

  Some of us are trying to remember how we like our eggs   and the kind of music we used to love to dance to and the clothes we liked to wear before our closets filled with Slacks and Sensible Shoes. And sometimes, in the midst of all those runny yolks and Ani Difranco […]

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 […]