self compassion / writing

your courage

your courage is pounding inside the fire/let it rise up and consume you/let it heal you/let it remake your edges wider and softer/ let it drop you beyond your own knowing/into the center of uncertainty and flames/your inner compass will roar with the added pressure/ the stillness will teach you/let it/ you are becoming more you with each breath/ you […]


stories: imperfect motherhood, imperfect art

this has been a intense week for many people in the world and the US, myself include. Not just politics and crazy weather (which is political now, too) but balancing my own life. you see, being pregnant and being an active mother and wife are not always easy things for me. if I am honest, I have dropped the ball […]


stories: nice and good

I remember sitting at Punjab with five of my classmates from our women in religion class. It was a great class and we were excited about what we were learning about women and community building and we got along. if you ever been in a seminar type class, you know how comradeship can set the tone for a class. a […]



hand painted journal cover made with a paper bag from the local grocery + tea there is so much going on in the world, as usual. so much to hold in our hearts and to do, as usual. the medicine is to chose to do what you can and do it with all your heart. you see, our hearts are […]

tinyhappy / writing

every hour

I have been rolling around with words today. saying too much. feeling so unfocused. there seems to be a lot of ideas and thoughts vying for attention from me these days. I want to keep things simple but things get complicated. complicated by the words I say or don’t. by the lateness of the day or the irritation in my […]


five senses friday

this is an oldie but goodie…started on abby try again. seeing: lots of foggy and rainy mornings this earlier week. I am hoping we don’t get inot one those 15 day of rain situations again. also, seeing floor puzzles on my table and um, floors. hearing: rain. Alicia Keys’s new album. both so good. tasting: loads of grannie smith apples. […]


(maybe) back to life

if you sit at the desk long enough I don’t know what you will find maybe the world of darkness and light, that the poets speak of or maybe just a desk full of empty space   if you go out into the world long enough I don’t know what you will find maybe heartache rage and hopeful faces or […]