Manifesting in May

National Poetry Month was a busy one– filled with writing workshops, performances, collaborations, and new poems.  In my workshop, “Road Maps to the Heart”  I encouraged participants to explore the terrain of their own hearts, and they created their own (stunning!) heart maps.  I also spent quite a bit of time working on ghazals for The […]

Magic Returns in March

  As I write this, I’m laughing at the fact that there is an impending snowstorm on the horizon. March is a month that houses the first day of spring and the last snowstorm of the year.  There’s alchemy in that. Magic, even. The magic of transformation. The magic of possibility, and as someone very […]

The point of the point

Does it feel as though the year started without you and now you’re desperately trying to catch up? Does it feel like you’re going somewhere fast but  you’re not sure where? Do you know in your gut that you shouldn’t fight what is unfolding but ride it out instead? Holy shit, 2016. I thought you […]

Adjusting in August

August is summer’s last glory- hot, humid days dripping with golden sunshine. Gardens and parks overflowing with blooms and butterflies. Children delighting in cool treats and warm evenings, making every moment count before they have to fill their backpacks with pencils and notebooks. There’s something about this month that eases us into the fall. It […]

Meditation on Winter

  “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson What happens when the last leaf falls from a tree? Branches are crusted in ice and the fine dust of snow. Winter is upon us, and while I loathe the biting wind, the layers of clothes and wet boots,  I’m also […]

What Nature Unravels…

Over the last couple of months, I have been creating pieces in nature quite intuitively- without much thought to aesthetic or concept. It’s just been a process of seeing ‘gems’ as I walk to the office or stroll in the garden. Perhaps it’s a way of reconnecting with my muse- a way that doesn’t involve […]