Witch Hunt

For months now, the President has referred to allegations against him as a witch hunt. As with many things that he has done and tweeted over the last six excruciating months, this comparison has left an acrid taste in my mouth. Far from being a victim, he is actually much more similar to the perpetrators of witch hunts which have led to tens, if not hundreds of thousands of deaths and have caused irreparable harm to healing traditions, ancient customs, and women’s place in the world. Read More

Reflections on The People’s Climate March

I often vacillate between the sacred and profane and my experience at the People’s Climate March was no exception.

When the line-up came out for the march, I was so moved by the care and collaboration that went into the plan. I looked at it and thought that I could be with the Guardians, Keepers of Faith or Many Struggles, One Home.

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Part of me felt most drawn to the first two, but the sign that I was inspired to make and the fact that I was marching with our local Sierra Club chapter, landed me in the last section. Read More

Following Directions

Scottish mountaineer and author, W.H. Murray, wrote “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”

This has been true for me at various times in my life, but the most powerful example ofjoannamacyandme2 the Divine rushing in occurred this past fall. During the weekend of September 8th-10th, I went to the Rowe Center in Massachusetts  for a workshop with Joanna Macy. I had studied her writings and framework for The Work That Reconnects for the last six years, and was so grateful to have the opportunity to learn directly from her.  Read More