The Teeth of Discernment

fierce feminine Dec 19, 2019

"Fierce compassion cuts, cuts, cuts away with the teeth of discernment, pulling fascia away from muscle, continually moving you closer to the bone of truth...

One of my favorite stories that expresses this tough version of compassion is told by...

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Go To Your Wilderness

wilderness Dec 05, 2019

In the wilderness of ourselves... 

We are stripped of all the usual distraction, hiding, and excuse-making. It is here that the compulsive over-achiever in us trembles at being left as an ordinary human being, stripped of all of the ways she...

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Calling Back Your Energy with the Confidence of Healthy Boundaries

boundaries energy hygiene Nov 27, 2019

I have been waiting for her. Every week I patiently gather her leaf clothes into piles of bright flames. Some leaves get stashed under bushes to decompose through the sleep of time, while the brimming excess of others get put into an old, stinky...

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Go Into the Dark

dark feminine Oct 30, 2019

The wind has been rattling her bony fingers all day, scraping them against window panes, rustling them through dry branches, using them to boldly clang the metal chime outside my front door. These are not the green winds of early fall who are just...

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The Standing People Are Moving

nature Oct 16, 2019

 

Bashing themselves about,

stag horns clashing as

cymbals of wood and wind.

 

The watchful mothers are stirring,

shifting their burdens as they

wait for their moment.

 

IT. IS. NOW.

 

Restless roots cleave the ground,

leaving...

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My Soul Doesn't Think At All

meditation soul Oct 08, 2019

I don’t want to think, I just want to lie hard in my bed, listening to the rolling, trembling mountains of my body that don’t say a word.

 

I don’t want to think, I just want to give all of myself to this lawn chair, letting...

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Flinch, But Not For Too Long

Why It Is Essential For Women Changemakers to Know Themselves as Part of the Earth...

 Global climate change is always in the back of your mind, a distressing static of sorts. You consider yourself an environmentalist and you make good...

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FEMININE CONFIDENCE: Engaging with Radical Self-Trust

confidence Jul 15, 2019

It is a question that just does not seem to want to go away: what does the true embodiment of rooted confidence look like for the modern woman? Not a sexy, polished sort of confidence but the kind of deeply grounded inner knowing that is unshaken...

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Mirror of the Sea

The tide is all the way out

and the sand underneath

feels packed and rippled

with roan speckles

spread along the smooth hide of an appaloosa,

carefully combed down with the pulling,

clawing fingers of the waves.

 

We are standing on a vast,

...

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The Ladies

It is finally time.

 

The afternoon weather considerate,

warm enough for lace wings and a life outdoors.

When they feel the liberation of open air,

a rush of adrenaline sweeps through,

an invisible lattice of electricity.

 

The...

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