Heard and Held

Heard and Held

  It was supposed to be a regular coffee date.   I waited for you on the patio at Starbucks, with my tea steeping in front of me and the cars zooming past to my left. I was nervous.  I had made up a story in my mind that you were a Very Busy Person, […]

Authentic Intimacy

Authentic Intimacy

  It’s time to talk about sex.   Let me explain… When you begin to transition into alignment you begin to notice all the ways that you have been saying things, doing things, agreeing to things and believing things that are not authentically you.  It doesn’t take long before you can lose where you end and […]

The fear and sadness of letting go

The fear and sadness of letting go

(this is my home, all gussied up for a winter solstice women’s circle)   For the past seven years or so, I’ve been following a plan.   It hasn’t been a linear path, but it’s been intentional and focused nonetheless.   It all started as I sat in the sunshine in front of a sparkling […]

I am normal I am normal I am normal

I am normal I am normal I am normal

  I’ve been feeling a little more free lately.    Why, you wonder? Because I’ve decided I’m normal.   I, like so many others in our current culture, have pathologized myself all too much. My inclinations, my quirks, my preferences all taken a little too seriously, sometimes. Google will tell me the precise name of […]

It’s not all that bad…

It’s not all that bad…

I remember, distinctly, my husband and I sitting in the living room of our friends, who had recently become parents for the first time.  We were having a glass of wine while their kid slept. (though I thought nothing of it then, now of course I see this as a small miracle) I knew we would […]

Alignment is Not A Brand

Alignment is Not A Brand

  I’ve had to ask myself, over the years that I’ve grown this business, if this is what I really want.   I suppose anything that has a person awake at 4:30a.m. every day or that causes one to do ridiculous things like shoot videos and post them on the internet would evoke those kinds of […]

Creative Leaps

Creative Leaps

  I’ve been painting lately.   Carefree watercolours dotted onto the page in a pool of paint-stained water, Lines drawn with the tip of my paintbrush and outlined later with a sharp-pointed pen. Though I spend just a couple of minutes per day on each painting I do, I find myself looking forward to those […]

The Heroine’s Journey Toward Alignment

The Heroine’s Journey Toward Alignment

  The Journey toward Alignment is a heroine’s journey.  It is, perhaps, The Heroine’s Journey.   First, you hear The Call.   It sounds different for every woman.  Sometimes it shows up as a pulling away: that feeling of constriction in your chest when you walk into your office for the day, that gut-heave when you […]

My Story Of Alignment

My Story Of Alignment

  My transition into alignment started with a rejection letter.   It was my second, to be precise, this time from the seventh medical school I had applied to. In my defense, it really wasn’t me; it was them. It seems as though somehow the universe was conspiring against me with strange policies and red […]