Honey, a poem

oh, how swiftly brilliance eagerness intensity gets dulled by shame shimmering turns flat brightness hides in shadows elegance is muddled love quashed a call to (re)turn to vulnerability and tenderness again and again and again.

Fury, a poem

  i mistook your mask your art for the expansiveness of your heart. your music sang of depths and heights. your notes expressed wisdom and truth. your words resonated light and dark. thus, i assumed you too could take in the breadth of our existence. the fortitude to dig deeper seeking liberation. raging against, breaking … More Fury, a poem

Dear Loves

Dear Loves, So many of us are deeply troubled and frightened by our current political climate.  Manifestations of our lower selves are not only more visible, but condoned, even celebrated.  I also find myself curious about what would it be like to suffer an even more limited human existence than the one I inhabit.  One where … More Dear Loves

Homage to My Belly, a poem

Crafted at  Writing Woman: An Embodied Creative Writing and Ritual Experience led by poet & wise woman Elana Bell.  This piece was inspired by Lucille Clifton. Image by Antonio Paramo   My body’s fulcrum.  Full breasts above.  Strong hips below. This belly.  Plump, abundant, fleshy.  It sometimes shrinks.  It mostly grows. Rounded mounds.  Soft, pliable. It contains the … More Homage to My Belly, a poem

Corazón, a poem

by eloiza jorge I’m fine alone She says, wanting to convince herself. She’s right. She has survived. Clawed, climbed, clambered out of depths of anguish Cobbling, crafting, reconstructing a life. Finding firm ground underneath Broken open enough for wisdom to take root For a sturdy backbone to get built. Yet it’s sweeter, gentler, kinder In … More Corazón, a poem

Radical Advice for Competent, Responsible, Sensible Women

You’re competent.  You’re responsible.  You’re sensible.  You have it together.  People rely on you. You mostly complete tasks. You’re mostly on time.  You mostly do what you say you’re gonna do. Yet  somehow life is not fully satisfying.  You’re not deeply rewarded for your goodness.  Even when you’re praised for being kick-ass, it doesn’t  feel quite … More Radical Advice for Competent, Responsible, Sensible Women

Differences between Therapy & Coaching

I’ve been in therapy.  And I’m a coach.  Actually, for over half of my life I’ve been committed to healing through various therapeutic approaches: homeopathy, metaphysical healing, talk therapy, kinesiology and the like. I’m often asked what’s the difference between coaching and therapy? I’m grateful that I can speak from experience about the value and deep … More Differences between Therapy & Coaching

Healing.

I had always imagined healing would be this ethereal experience. The sun shining, a community of support, basking in a feeling of wholeness… That is until I really dedicated myself to a healing path.   I then came to understand the often lonely, painful, and dark path healing sometimes requires.

Anhelo, a poem

beating, pulsing, vibrating simultaneous, polyrhythmic. discordant, harmonious. all at once. pulling her forward, almost against her will. impulses and desires emanating from a brimming, full heart there’s no choice but to participate. movement. dance. flow. life. breath. awakening. all the while swimming in deep waters of solitude.