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Having a Place

I came across this essay while pulling a manuscript together. It was written in the spring of 2009. I’ve left Flagstaff and come back twice since then. 1,273 more words


Must watch Videos: Move your Life: with Ido Portal, David Graeber, Bill Plotkin and James Hillman

Tonight includes interviews and lectures from a Mover, an Anthropologist/Anarchist, and two Psychologists.

I’m glueing these vids in before scrumptious husband returns with walked¬†pooch. 296 more words

Wellness & Happiness

It's Only A Door

“The door itself
makes no promises.
It is only a door”
~Adrienne Rich

Crossing that thresold into your uncharted future is an act of great courage and self compassion, and it changes your relationship to life in a fundamental way.

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When we talk of Belonging, we are likely to think first of personal psychological issues. Do we feel part of a family, a group, a community? 1,045 more words


The uncharted path of Soul

One of my teachers and guides, Bill Plotkin, once told a group of us,

“What our souls have in mind for us are never delivered in cultural terms.¬† 30 more words


quote du jour ~plotkin

Remember that self-doubt is as self-centered as self-inflation. Your obligation is to reach as deeply as you can and offer your unique and authentic gifts as bravely and beautifully as you’re able. 15 more words


An Environmental Medical Model

In the previous post we explored the idea that the human body and the Earth body could be made analogous, and that illness could be used as a metaphor for the current environmental crises we face. 1,376 more words