• Dare to be peaceful

    It’s been a stormy time. Earlier this week, a massive storm passed through Northern California, flooding creeks, washing out roads, and downing dead tree branches. An inner storm raged within me the same day…

  • Heading out into the desert

    Friends, I’m heading out on a vision quest this Sunday. I’ll be in the New Mexico desert for twelve days, four of which I’ll be fasting solo. This has been a potent year. Rich…

  • Plenty is already happening

    I spent two and a half hours sitting in one spot in the middle of a forest this weekend. Once I arrived at my spot, it took about fifteen minutes to settle in. But…

  • Falling in love with the mystery

    Earlier this week I read The Universe is a Green Dragon by evolutionary cosmologist Brian Swimme. A wonderful little tool for understanding our place in the larger order of things, it invited me into…

  • The intelligence of your unique unfolding

    Imagine the intelligence contained in the tiny acorn. Roughly the size of a quarter, the acorn holds within it all of the information it needs to become a massive tree that may live for…

  • I can work with that

    There is something so satisfying about being with a dead tree and seeing how, even in its transformed state, it continues to serve life. The tree now becomes a habitat for tree frogs and…

  • Look for the wind in the trees

    In my late twenties, I had a stretch of a few years that were super tough. Every day was a struggle to make it to the next. There seemed to be no way out…

  • When love drops out

    I posted a list of the ten things I want to tell myself whenever I lose my way. First on the list is “Commit to yourself. And if that feels beyond possible in the moment, commit…