Holding on to Hope

Black people are being MURDERED by police EVERY GODDAMN DAY and it is being sanctioned by the state while white folk turn a blind eye to blatant,systemic racism in the United States. Indigenous people are peaceably protesting to protect our water, which, when last I checked, is essential to the survival of life on our planet, and we... Continue Reading →


There is a worm at the heart of the tower; that is why it will not stand. Neil Gaiman, Instructions Image: The Tower - The Wild Unknown Tarot

In retrospect, I can see in my own life what I could not see at the time: how the job I lost helped me find work I needed to do, how the “road closed” sign turned me toward terrain I needed to travel, how losses that felt irredeemable forced me to discern meanings I needed... Continue Reading →

Everything Changing

I'm taking an online class from Pema Chodron, one of my beloved teachers. There's a ton of great information to absorb (way more than I can probably absorb in one 6-week class) but the question she recently asked has stuck with me: Am I the same me that I was three months ago? Three years... Continue Reading →

When Change Comes Slowly

When Change Comes Slowly Pick up the stones one at a time. Build your monument toward a kneeling sky. © 2013 Amoret BriarRose. All rights reserved. Image: Very Wobbly Inukshuk by Ruth Hartnup  - some rights reserved

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