Out of Outrage

I don't know when it was I ran out of space for outrage. I can't remember if there was a singular sudden clap of thunder-like something or whether love just seeped in through all the cracks. I do remember thinking that, when I finally noticed, my brain went to "Something is wrong with me. Maybe... Continue Reading →

Lessons for the Empath from Walmart

  Here's why Walmart, the empath and 'is it mine?' matter. Because it's  all about you. Until it's not. Being an empath is about your connection with others and your capacities to use your own nature as a tool or superpower for good but before you can understand or build your tool box and put... Continue Reading →

The Trip Treatment by Michael Pollan

I am copying in its entirety this article to be published in the February 9, 2015,  New Yorker but released online yesterday. The link is here for reference and the New Yorker's art: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/09/trip-treatment. I'm enthralled by the article for a couple of reasons. First, the identical nature of experiences people have with me without ingesting foreign... Continue Reading →

Betrayal without Bitterness

'A man never rises so high — as when he knows not whither he is going.' ~ Oliver Cromwell And learning to trust over and over and over and over and... On July 23, I was invited to come live in Sonoma, California, at a retreat center.  I met the owner of the place during... Continue Reading →

We don’t need no steenking trolls!

Stories can be instructive on a multitude of levels. Here, I share a real one about ugliness and how we may be missing something critical when ignoring what we don't want to see or see as unpleasing. I'd ask folks to consider how it influences our communion with the invisible, the expectations of how life... Continue Reading →

Myths of Being an Empath

Talking about psychic-stuff is a challenge for me.  It's been overcomplicated, mysticized, romanticized, twisted, subverted, and glamorized over the course of millenia.  So much so that addressing issues related to what many considered psychic gifts is sacrosanct.   Weeeelllll, I think it's time to change that.  I have found that the myths perpetuated about psychic-stuff... Continue Reading →

PTSD and me

I used to be plagued by the standard symptoms of PTSD for years.  Despite knowing what was going on with me--my background as treatment provider made it impossible to not know--I didn't begin any kind of treatment until my early 30s.  I went to therapist after therapist looking for someone who would 'fit' me, 'get'... Continue Reading →

The Love Lobotomy

"In a society at war with man and nature, a religion of peace and love might be fantasized into creed, rituals & otherworlds while it's professed adherent continue to live [in a way that doesn't support it]. ~ Jim Corbett (Goatwalking) "Everything is Love" is a mantra that's been around a loooong time and has... Continue Reading →

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