Feeling Raw & Keeping Afloat

We all have different feelings coming up at this really pivotal moment in our nation’s history. The full range of feelings are being expressed over Facebook and in the news. There are those who are elated, and those who are crushed. I know many more who are struggling with what just happened, and the former… Continue reading Feeling Raw & Keeping Afloat

Facing Grief

Originally published in the Sonoma Gazette, September 2016. My heart goes out to all those affected by recent tragedies, notably the recent car accidents taking lives. It is the ultimate heart break when one of our loved ones dies. How can we be with all this sorrow? In our culture, grieving is challenging, as the… Continue reading Facing Grief

Feeling from the Depths of Our Hearts

Originally published in the Sonoma Gazette, August 2016. My heart goes out to all those suffering from tragedy right now. Its a lot to process and reactions are strong, including anger and hate. What can we do to truly help change the situation we all now face? Its closer than you might think. Violence is often a result… Continue reading Feeling from the Depths of Our Hearts

Slow Down and Listen

Many people are surprised to learn that I got thrown from a horse. Yes, me, a sensitive energy worker, thrown from my horse. Guess what? I was going too fast. I wasn’t listening. And I wasn’t listening to that niggly little sense of fear, which was my intuition telling me something was off, and I… Continue reading Slow Down and Listen

I am that, too

When we deeply react negatively to an experience or a person, its always worth asking yourself, am I rejecting that same energy in myself? If there wasn’t a sore spot to poke, that person’s behavior, words, or actions might not bother us so much. We might not get engaged, roped in, caught up in having… Continue reading I am that, too

Healing Limiting Core Beliefs & Shifting Perspectives

I had a client come in recently sharing the experience of not feeling seen or loved growing up, and finding themselves as an adult continuing to have this feeling, surrounded by people they feel don’t truly see them, nor can they ever seem to really find people who love them. This is an example of… Continue reading Healing Limiting Core Beliefs & Shifting Perspectives

Receiving Support vs. Being Self Directed

These are not mutually exclusive! I so often come across people who have said to me “I’ve done a lot of work on myself” and are no longer receiving outside support. They have tools, abilities to navigate many situations that come up. Maybe even supporting other people as healers, using these same tools. So they… Continue reading Receiving Support vs. Being Self Directed

Primal Inheritances

Friday eve- Sunday, September 11-13, 2015 With Mardi Storm & Travis Wernet Mamalanda Retreat Center, Sebastopol, CA Join us for the first workshop in the series where we start at the beginning – well, an arbitrary start point on the long timeline of our soul – the moment before conception. What were you thinking? In… Continue reading Primal Inheritances

Creativity and Aging, spontaneous expression and healing (Guest Blog)

CREATIVITY AND AGING, SPIRIT – EMBODIMENT – TRANSFORMATION by Travis Wernet In a wonderful anthology exploring links between Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology and growing old, much value is given to the practice of creativity as we age. In the section on “Successful Aging”, Lionel Corbett says, “Creativity can be a form of spiritual practice; it… Continue reading Creativity and Aging, spontaneous expression and healing (Guest Blog)

Why be Creative?

Have you ever thought to yourself “I’m not creative” or, “I’m creative!” and thought perhaps some people are, and some people aren’t? What is the big deal about taking a workshop to learn to be more creative? I hope to dispel some myths here, and in my upcoming playshop. The reality is, we are all… Continue reading Why be Creative?