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Farmer Gayle and Her Stamps

[Listen to Gayle reading the blog aloud.] I write today to entertain you in the midst of an intense period. A small diversion is a welcome breath. Please join me in breath and amusement. Cleaning out yet another falling-apart cardboard liquor box filled with...

Conditions. Conditioning. Conduits.

Listen to an audio recording of this blog post. In August we reviewed five stages of connection – from control to co-creativity. I said there was much to unpack in these ways of connecting and that we would return to our exploration. I’ve remained curious about...

Heart Aches and Breaks

Listen to an audio recording of this blog post. I promised to return to the 5 C’s of Connection. And I will. Just not this month. Sometimes something more important comes up and we go with that… Let’s be real. Life is really challenging right now. Crazy. Scary....

The Five C’s of Connection

Listen to an audio recording of this blog post. Years ago, I named a progression of interpersonal connection, the ways we connect with another. Shown above, the progression moves from control over, to co-creating with. It moves from armored separation, to fluid...

Flex. Focus. Flow

“Fulfilling your potential is not only possible,it’s the only way to find true safety in the world.” ~ Conscious Loving Ever After, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks Human development is a breath-taking journey of seeing new perspectives, exercising new moves, growing...

The Last Time

The rocking chairs are gone. My brother swiftly removed them once we finished our “second-round picks.” This is the dismantling process of my parents sixty-five-year marriage and fifty-plus years in the same home—built with my mother’s creative juices and my...

How Are You, Really?

Listen to an audio recording of this blog post. Mondays are the hardest. Friday arrives with a deep relief.Tuesday mojo returns.Wednesday work flows.Thursday cranks along early in the day… and weakens in afternoon anticipation.Saturday and Sunday… savoring...

What Are My Ripples?

We are all familiar with the ripple effect of a pebble in a pond. As I write, and you read (I imagine), an image appears. The center of a pristine, elegant, natural pool hatches delicate ripples, ignited by the toss of a perfectly round-shaped rock. The ripples are...

Quarantine of Consumption Leads to Sufficiency

A grounding principle, or primary tenet, or essential gateway of Somatic Finance is sufficiency. You have read about it from me many times. Sufficiency is not really a thing, a tangible result, or an achievement. It is a way of being in our...

Kindness Continuum

Hello Friends, Four days ago I was told I was difficult. Coming to the end of a small two-bedroom cottage renovation project, on the heels of—four exhausting ten-hour days clearing my mother’s paper files and documents,on the heels of—both parents dying eight...

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