Audio: A Short Lesson on Cultivating Mother Energy for yourself

Audio: A Short Lesson on Cultivating Mother Energy for yourself

I hope your July has brought you much softening, compassion, and understanding in your life. This is a time of year when we all go through a heart opening and it can be challenging, disorienting, and painful. In that, it’s also rich, beautiful, and uncovers new expressions of gratitude, joy, generosity, and clarity on where we want to harvest our fruits in the coming season. I have a small audio lesson for you to share from a recent trip to the wild. It is about how to cultivate the mother energy within you through rhythming with the natural light of day and it was inspired by my experience on this trip, which I’ll share a bit about below: In the beginning of July, I was gifted with an unplanned trip to the Colorado Western Slope with a friend. She had a house in Pagosa Springs Colorado, a place I had been interested in visiting for a long time.The land there is so sacred. Having not left my nest or my partner since becoming pregnant, I was very emotional leaving though I knew I wanted to go. It was a challenge and I cried and cried. Yet, my spirit was asking for wilderness and adventure. Having no idea what I would do on this trip, what I was given was time to myself and time to follow my adventurous and curious spirit for many days, traveling alone into the wild, exploring hot springs, enjoying mountain towns, loving wild flowers, getting to see the stars and two bands of the milky way (TWO!!!), hiking in to a remote natural hot springs...
On Periods and Politics: Why women who love their periods choose differently

On Periods and Politics: Why women who love their periods choose differently

Women who love their periods, who love their womanhood, make different choices about everything… including world leaders: I havn’t said much about politcs or my views about it. I have been in a space where I want to let people make their own decisions about it. But I do feel called to share this and I asked myself… How can I relate this menstrual cycle, feminine, womb, stuff to the current political atmosphere in our lives? What I know about a woman’s menstrual cycle is this: When a woman is empowered about her own cycle, understands each phase and knows how to work with them, including how to eat, when to eat, what to eat and what not to eat, how to spend her time, who to spend her time with, and what kinds of projects she takes on in her life, she is much happier and vibrant woman. Her emotions are still there and she still goes through the ups and downs of the body’s rhythm, but she perceives and reacts to them in a much different way than a woman who believes her cycle to be a shameful, awful, distracting and unnecessary part of her life. She usually has a lot more space in her life for relaxing and enjoying what she loves and who she loves. She is able to give her love without feeling resentful. She is in tune with her inner spirit and her body. Therefore she experiences pleasure and gratitude. She allows for grief, rage, and sadness. She can let go and she can hold on to what’s dear. When a woman is...
That Weird Transition time from Winter to Spring

That Weird Transition time from Winter to Spring

This week, we have entered into a seasonal transition that is palpable to feel. Especially with valentines day today a lot of emotions can be up for you. Can you feel it too? Whether or not your into celebrating Valentines day, this post is about sinking into the seasons and cycles of life as it happens, falling in love with where and who you are, and what is more important when it comes to love? On Monday February 8th, we completed the January Moon Cycle with the February New Moon. With that, we saw the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the new lunar year of the Fire Monkey.  The last two years have been of the wood element, which in Chinese 5 element is a spring time energy, think of a seed having sat under the earth for the winter and then beginning to burst out of the earth in search of light. Plants have this amazing capacity to move past any obstacle to get the light they need. It is this bursting forth from the the ground, that we begin to feel now as we move closer to spring. It can feel agitating, angry, frustrated, walled in. And all of this is actually just what we need to burst forth into spring this year. As we enter the next element, fire, for the year, we can see how the year of the fire monkey is meant to utilize the fuel and dreams and plans we have been preparing for and sitting with for the last two years of wood, so that we can blaze forth into seeing those dreams...
Feeling anxious? Check your pelvic floor tension

Feeling anxious? Check your pelvic floor tension

Pelvic floor tip: Are your pants too tight? Tight pants that don’t allow for relaxed belly breathing and the belly to just be, cause tension inside the pelvic floor muscles. Your pelvic floor muscles are the root and floor of your body and when the muscles disengage and go into fight or flight (I.e. Chronic tension or myofascial numbness) you feel more anxious, nervous, insecure… This leads to increased heart rate, increased adrenal stress hormone release, and increased heart rate. This leads to collapsed low back and heart, making the posture limp and weak. This leads to feeling out of control, ungrounded, not confident, needing to “get” from everyone else, to dominate and compare. Scarcity. Fear. If you’d like to shift your energetic patterns and begin to live from a different energy, a different way of being that invites love, acceptance, joy, harmony, and community, ease… Start with the root. Plain old Kegals won’t do it. In order to create harmony and balance in your pelvic ecosystem, you need to understand how the whole ecosystem works together. And what it responds to… More self beating and hatred adds to the tension. Feeling anxious? Check your pelvic floor tension. Now breath. And breath some more. And feel your root. Hear her voice. And let it be ok. And if you’re in Colorado, join us in October for a one day workshop; Feminine Rhythm Foundations, An Introduction into the Arts of Feminine Presence, Power, and Self...
Feminine Rhythm Toolbox: Re-Rhythm-ing, Fennel Bulb Pesto, and What is a Mala?

Feminine Rhythm Toolbox: Re-Rhythm-ing, Fennel Bulb Pesto, and What is a Mala?

What a week! My personal theme has been Re-Rhythm-ing and  I have gifts for you that reflect this. 1) A peak into how to follow your own womb rhythm 2) A delicious recipe that will soothe your digestive system and excite your taste buds 3) I am Strong Mala + What is a Mala? 4) A look inside one of my journal pages on Re-Rhythm-ing. I’ve been posting more frequently and making videos inside our FB group as I’ve been inside my womb cave doing my practices, healing, resting, and gathering my energy. To join us there instructions are at the end of this blog. Womb Rhythms: The rhythm of your body, your womb, inside your pelvic space will speak to you in vibrations. She will tell you how she wants to live, how she wants to be. She will guide you into living and structuring your day based on her rhythms and cycles. What a beautiful terrifying thing to surrender to! Listen deeply sisters. Listen deeply. Its in the quiet conversations that you have with your self and your body and your surroundings that you hear whats really going on, and you can begin to slough off what is not truly you. It feels like shaking. Internal shaking. Let it shake. You get still. Breath. AHhhhhhhhhhh. Cry. Ahhhhhhhhhhh Laugh. Rage. Joy. And the world will spin around you until you feel your center. And YOU will not be inside the hampster wheel feeling taken from and obligated. Running. Running. Running. You will no longer be running. You will be blossoming in the dark quiet stillness of your own...
I Wrote, For The Man I Couldn’t Let Go

I Wrote, For The Man I Couldn’t Let Go

When Miriam first came to see me, she had a lot to say and feel. But I knew very quickly we were meant to work together. Watching her grow in her 8 weeks with me was such a blessing. The one thing I saw in her from the moment I met her was her inner leader. It was after she took a big risk with a man that I knew it was time to nudge her to write about it and share her experience. What I didn’t know was how eloquent of a writer she is. I am honored to share it with you. It’s honest. It’s beautiful. And it’s real. I edited it a bit, but as a writer I know what it is to infuse emotional resonance into a story and to write in a such a way that exactly how it is written is how it is mean to be read for the story to be felt. Like how certain words are capitalized when grammatically they shouldn’t be. She’s making a point with her choices in sentence length, word style, and flow.  Miriam turns out to be a natural genius at this. If you read carefully you can see the clarity and awareness she has in her own instictual feelings and intiution, I wish I could say she learned it all from me, but that would be giving me too much credit. Let’s just say I allowed her space to bring it. I loved getting to witness this part of her. This is her experience. A snapshot of a real moment in time when she let...