A Strange and Magical Fact

From Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, by John O’Donohue “It is a strange and magical fact to be here, walking around in a body, to have a whole world within you and a world at your fingertips outside you. It is an immense privilege, and it is incredible that humans manage to forget…

Romancing The Rebellion

Let me love you. As I love a flower who has opted not to fully open. A flower who says No or Enough. Even though she was born a flower and is therefore assumed to have one job; to open for our gazing and handling and sniffing. For the gleaning of bees and butterflies. This…

Buzz Lightyear Burgers

I grew up eating free or reduced cafeteria lunches in public schools. Twelve years. It was embarrassing to be the poor kid using a lunch ticket instead of money to pay for my lunch. It was humiliating to have to march up to a teacher’s desk in front of the entire class to receive my…

Solar Cell Romance

Let me love you by planting mint behind the rosemary, where it will be protected and continue hardy green production well into December and January. And I will put lights in the garden so I can find it when you want tea anytime, even after the sun goes down. I will romance you in the…

When No Amount of Lipstick Is Enough

Yesterday I stood in the lobby of a building chatting with another woman. A man walks by. He is well acquainted with both of us. He holds up a hand in greeting as he strides toward the door and says, “Bye, girls.” Then he pauses, turns to me, thrusts his upraised hand toward me and…

Yield Is Actually Seven Syllables

Sometimes I feel like I need to hammer out a post in a certain category just because I haven’t written actively in that category for a while. Yoga, for example. But one of the coolest things about yoga is that all wellness-related living is yoga. You’ve surely heard or read by now there are eight…

Dirty Tricks In A Sterile Environment

I have pain today. All the way to the bone. This a photo of my pain, localized in one place in my body but deep below the surface, under tissue and structure. Radiant pain. Not really. I mean, the pain is real but I took this photo a few days ago, before I knew how…

Stock Footage

I thought I’d check in on the resolutions. We’ve accumulated enough New Year to have broken one or two resolutions by now, right? Yeah, but it’s a practice. A practice. Not a performance. To refresh your memory I resolved to stop yammering on about three things in casual conversation:  the weather (as small talk or…

Sexy Toothbrushes (Not A Thing)(Yet)

I don’t have a category for Environmental Wellness because I lump these efforts into the Social Wellness category. I guess this is because I want Environmental Wellness to be a group effort. Maximum impact and all. Everybody on board for intervention, conservation, preservation. Green hearts unite and romance our planet. Rah rah, sis-boom-blah, you get…

The Sorcery of Sentience

With prisms of light and flickered gilt reflections to delight your eyes on the morning of a new year. If I was my Lover I would romance her eyes. I put her to bed early because she was too sleepy to ring in the new year. While the world was drinking away the last of…

December Work Release–Party Pooper

Well, it is over. They are over; the holidays. I broke character this year and made a strong effort to complain less and be more flexible. I tried to actually enjoy it all. You noticed. I did stuff. I participated. I let shit go. I was less Scroogey McScroogepants than usual. But in the end…

WOTY Reveal

So without any struggle at all I chose my theme word for 2019. Or rather, it chose me. He/She/They just sauntered up to me one morning and said Let me love you. And I will say the word and you will hear the word and your mind will automatically jump to a pre-programmed image associated…