Place Explorations

Place Explorations

Bloom where you’re planted: it’s a quote of dubious origin (probably its earliest iteration was in the writings of a sixteenth/seventeenth century Genevan bishop), and given a second life and a colorful graphic in the late twentieth century by American artist Mary...

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Nomenclature

Nomenclature

Odds are your name is the one thing that preceded you into this world, something picked out for you as part of the preparations for your arrival. I hope whoever chose your name, chose well. (There are some fascinating naming traditions across cultures and around the...

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The Distractionist

The Distractionist

In my work I have come to recognize that many of us grapple with different types of inner saboteurs (I identify five of these; you can listen to me describe them here). Many of us struggle with one of these in particular: the Distractionist, and even if this isn’t...

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Book Favs March 2021

Book Favs March 2021

It’s been a generation since Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way was published (to immediate acclaim) and now, some three million sold and a 25th anniversary edition published, now is a good time to reintroduce this to a newer generation, many of whom have never heard of...

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How to Transcend the Ordinary

How to Transcend the Ordinary

Cultivating a daily practice requires us to meet certain conditions (conditions that themselves are conducive to deep soul work). One of these is accountability, not just to the work or practice itself, but to our own selves. Our emotional adult needs to stop...

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Divine Daily Practice

Divine Daily Practice

Among the things that have vanished in the course of this free-form pandemic year is our sense of structure: time has lost all meaning, we joke, indicating that ten in the morning may as well be four in the afternoon; any given Saturday a Tuesday; and meanwhile the...

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