Between the Trees

courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart

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Receive the Gift of Pain

Receive the Gift of Pain

Stay with me


And have a cup of coffee

Tell me all your stories

And do not leave until

I can remember all of the details

Let me say the words back to you

Until you feel I have understood completely

I beg you to forgive me for being so inhospitable

When I kept the doors locked

When I ran and didn’t stop

When I drank to dilute your power

When I sought refuge in the arms of others

I thought…

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Sad News


It is with deep sadness that I am announcing the dissolve of my marriage.  This is not how I wanted things to go or what I expected so suddenly and I am devestated.  I am asking for your prayers for each of us as we transition to a new way of being family.  I will be moving into my yoga studio on August 1.  I am hoping that David and I can peacefully resettle into two households with joint…

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Indivisible, a poem

We are like two countries you and I

Who throughout our history have gone to war

Burning the ancient monuments with our rage

As our children huddle and pray for peace.

We think we are fighting for freedom

As if I could evict you from the places you inhabit

Within the boundaries of my skin

When no bullet, fire or distance could ever extract you from me

As if I could return to the self I was


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A spin on an old spiritual. Often in holy week we focus on the history of the story. I wanted to contextualize and feminize the modern idea of crucifixion. Also to bring to light the fact that the female experience and the Divine Feminine are still excluded from mainstream Christian worship. Maybe the modern crucified Christ is the feminine form of God that is devalued and raped every day. Maybe it is time for Her to rise from the shadows of our unconsciousness.

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