Journey: The two faces of Mara

October 9, 2023

Chaos is heavy on my mind as violence increases around the world; our orderly system of what was, continues to degrade. We are dissolving that which is no longer serving. I look at the desert, this palette of possibility. I find peace, community, creativity, sensuality, laughter, sustenance. It is all right here. It’s already here, in front of us. 

Campfire in the desert

Journey: The Campfire Council

February 14, 2023

Today’s intention is to find clarity about the path to let go of, and which path to choose for the benefit of democratic practice and values in the United States, filtering out to around the world. 

Essay: The connection between polarized thinking, anxiety and depression

November 4, 2022

It’s no wonder politics is more polarized than ever! When we are anxious, our fight-or-flight tendencies kick in. We think in terms of good or bad as a way to cope with our anxiety — to find something stable. But when the world doesn’t fit neatly into our polarized view of good or bad, our anxiety strikes again. It’s a cycle that requires attention, intervention and connection.

Election workers

Essay: Citizens can ensure a credible election – Part 2

October 26, 2022

Despite what the politics industry and pollsters would have us believe, elections do not feature rival teams where one is a winner and the other a loser. Elections as part of democracy provide a method for moving forward despite our disagreements in priorities, beliefs and level of influence.

Journey: Piercing the Illusion

July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021   I feel rusty. Protections have been put in place and allies called in. […]