Meeting Montgomery Alabama during Hurricane Irma

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

We spend our Saturday away from the motel room, TV and reporters in blue jackets standing in the rain predicting doom and the end of Florida by looking for a good bookstore. Siri gives us the NewSouth Bookstore in downtown Montgomery, twenty minutes away. We buy a stack of books. The surrounding businesses are closed for the weekend. The bookseller follows us out and directs us to a coffee shop down the block on Court Square where a bronze fountain stands at its center. Turning back to fill our parking meter,...

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Mountain Phobia

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Mountains. In a past life, I leapt off a cliff. Maybe that’s it? That life was cold, lonely. The moments between leaping and having my chest crushed were the most vital of that life. But then there was the sense of my chest being crushed from the impact… I remembered all of this in a  past life regression–the feeling of my lungs collapsing, my soul springing out and freed, the dawning realization that nothing had been gained in that life but unquenched longing. Like the Devil card in Tarot, I found...

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Become Audacious Women

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Susie Ekberg Risher, intuitive and overall-inspirer, gave me the word Audacious for 2017.   There was once a time when I was called audacious in a not-so-good way. The word traumatized me. It implied I was a bad person. Specifically, a bad girl. I took it on because I felt like I had been a bad girl, not behaving as a prim and proper young woman should with her top button done up, quiet and demure. There are two definitions for “audacious” given in a quick Google search. One is what Susie meant....

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Standing at Standing Rock

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

I can only tell my piece, my very small part of  the story of Standing Rock and their stand against DACL (Dakota Access Pipeline). In this story my role has been as Witness. Not that of heroine, or villain, but I recognize the mirror before me and see the reflections of multiple characters. I am DAPL. I am the Morton County Sheriff. I am the Missouri River. I am the Water Protector. I have profited from oil. I have stood in judgment of others. I am made of water. I am a peaceful protector. I have needed...

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The Wall

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Today in yoga class teacher Shelley Adelle had us use the wall to focus on alignment. For the entirety of the class we had a hand or foot or butt on the wall. We did not move swiftly from one pose to the next. Nor did we hold them for very long. Yet, about thirty minutes into the class, Shelley was commenting on how everyone was sweating. “Active muscle creates heat,” she boldly stated. I think about Trump and his wall. About Pink Floyd and their wall. “All we are is just another brick in the wall.” The...

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Tribe

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

We moved to Florida three years ago today from Minnesota driving 1,900 miles in three days. In those three day I developed  a pain in my right hip, probably caused by the way I was sitting in the car. The pain has not gone away despite my efforts, including self-hypnosis. Finally, to check off one more box, I went to the orthopedic doctor, and while he didn’t fix anything, he did give me a diagnosis. My SI joint. The SI joint is all about balance and stability. The SI is about our support system, our tribe....

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