Unfolding Self

Practice Series: Tune In to the Wisdom of the Body

The theme for this month’s practice is SLOWING DOWN. This week we will turn inward in the spirit of the changing seasons to attune to the wisdom of the body. Our bodies are always sending us messages, yet we are

Practice Series: Speak Into What Matters

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. This month we’ve deepened our connection to nature by listening to and creatively invoking the elements. Last week we clarified how we are called to steward the earth, by committing to take

Practice Series: Turn Your Love Into Action

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. Being a steward of nature can feel immensely overwhelming. This week we’re going to make our love for the earth concrete in a simple, connected, practical way.  Throughout this month, we’ve connected

Practice Series: Dance with the Pulse of Nature

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. We are made of nature—she exists within us, in our bones, muscles, heart, and lungs. She is pulsing through our movement, our breath, and our heartbeat. This week we are honoring the

Practice Series: Listen to the Wisdom of the Elements

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. This week we’ll deepen our relationship with nature by connecting to one specific element. It’s easy to get so absorbed into our human world that we forget to listen to the wisdom

Practice Series: Nurture Your Elemental Nature

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. This week we will connect with and bring gratitude to the elements within us, to build a strong connection to nature wherever we are. By building intimacy with the earth, we forge a

Practice Series: Playdates Are for Grown-ups Too

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” —Plato The theme for this month's Practice Series is PLAY. Playing alone is fun, but playing with someone else can be even better—a

Practice Series: Become a Rogue Agent of Delight

The theme for this month's Practice Series is PLAY.  This week, you’re invited to take your practice out of the house and into the streets—to the bus station, office, grocery store, post office, any place that could use a little

Practice Series: Strike a Pose

The theme for this month's Practice Series is PLAY.  It’s easy to get into routines, which tend to become habits that over time become ruts and eventually make us downright rigid. One of the many definitions of play is “movement.” Just

Practice Series: Remember the Pure Joy of Play

The theme for this month's Practice Series is PLAY.  As adults, many of us view play as a frivolous pastime and a distraction from the serious business of living. As a result we tend to split play off from daily

Practice Series: Speak from Your Heart

The theme for this month's Practice Series is VOICE.  The intention of this practice is to consciously express yourself from your heart. This could be in an area where you have tended to hold back, or in an area that

Practice Series: What Do You Long to Say to the World?

The theme for this month's Practice Series is VOICE.  So far, we've explored more primal ways of voicing and the emotions and fears that hold us back from fully giving voice.   This week, we’re moving in a new direction:

Practice Series: Free Up Your Voice

The theme for this month's Practice Series is VOICE. Your spoken and written voice is a powerful tool, but when it becomes locked behind fear, sorrow, anger, or stress, it can feel difficult or downright impossible to express yourself. Emotions

Practice Series: Uncover Your Full Voice

The theme for this month's Practice Series is VOICE. The intention of this week’s 5-minute journaling exercise is to explore your relationship with your voice, so that you can uncover what (if anything) holds you back from your full feminine

The Power of Claiming My Craft as a Writer

Sometimes I grow tired of myself. I grow tired of the doubt and insecurity. Exhausted by pride and fear and love and desperation, I am cautious when I want to be curious, I am still when I want to be

Practice Series: Release Your Voice

The theme for this month's Practice Series is VOICE. Over the next five weeks, we'll explore our creative voice, cultivate self-expression, and hone the ability to mindfully speak our truth.   In our everyday lives, we sometimes keep a sound barrier around

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The making of love, like the dance of destruction, wields force and yields surrender. On the grounds of such hallowed paradox sits a temple in which the goddess reigns. She resides in the vibrancy of space, the intimacy of aloneness,

Practice Series: Listening with Your Heart

The theme for this month's Practice Series is LISTENING. The intention of this practice is to listen to others with heart awareness. Not only does this allow more compassion, it also allows us to hear people in sometimes surprising new

Practice Series: Listen to Your Heart

The theme for this month's Practice Series is LISTENING. This three-minute practice is designed to help you cultivate a greater connection with your own aliveness. When we take the time to listen to our heart rhythm in this elemental way, we become

Practice Series: Listening to Your Internal Wisdom

Our Practice Series theme for the month of May is LISTENING.  The intention of this week’s practice is to cultivate the capacity to listen to our own internal wisdom. This will build a foundation for everything else we’ll be exploring

How to Commit to What Matters Most to You

A couple of years ago I had a wake-up call. I suddenly became aware that although I thought I valued commitment, I had really been living my life as though I valued freedom more. I realized I had never truly

Practice Series: Write Your Way into Creative Flow

The theme for this month's Practice Series is CREATIVE SPARK. Creative flow is just moments away. All you have to do is jump in. Today, give yourself five minutes to find out what is flowing through you right now.  As with

Practice Series: Take 7 Minutes to Feel Your Creative Flow

The theme for this month's Practice Series is CREATIVE SPARK. It’s finally springtime in the northern hemisphere, and life is bursting forth around us. It’s a powerful time of growth, creation, and creativity.  This week’s seven-minute practice will help you

Take 3 Minutes to Discover Beauty

This week's easy three-minute practice will help you cultivate your connection to creative inspiration. You can do this right now, wherever you are.  This practice is for subscribers only:  [et_bloom_locked optin_id=”optin_7″] Begin by setting aside whatever activity you are engaged in for

Just Stop: On Breaking the Spell of Bad Habits

Last summer, in the middle of a chaotic house filled with half-packed boxes, I racked my brain to come up with a life plan. I was moving out but didn’t know where to, while considering leaving my job, deciding to

The Thin Thread of Truth

There's a thin thread of truth that ignites my body into fire It dwells in my belly and roars up my spine It grabs hold at my throat rolling flames over rhymes It makes me speak out of turn and

De•vote (verb)

(may occur in any place or time, such as a cafe) 1. to see the red brick come alive, to see the light of the One, with human eyes. 2. to smell Love in the coffee served. 3. to hear