You may think of me as someone who has her shit together. Corporate job. Amazing marriage. World travel. Oodles of time to create. It may surprise you to learn how much I struggle from day to day and breath to breath, because, apart from asking the universe for a good bad joke when life gets… Continue reading Who has their shit together *all* the time?
https://youtu.be/I6oN9CI0xho Cackles and Compassion Brandy and I met during a Donna Mejia workshop, and it was her honesty-- her raw, unformed questions about what we were learning-- that entranced me. It was her divine cackle that left me draped over my steering wheel, wiping away laugh-tears. It's probably simplest to say that Brandy brings joy… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Brandy
https://youtu.be/iGwjQ4AdKpM The Touchstone of Circle When I lay all seven Touchstones out, side-by-side, Circle is smack-dab in the center. In an ideal world, we would be able to have our shit figured out before we sit in Circle, and yet we wake up there, messy, in media res. My words jumble up in my throat,… Continue reading The Touchstone of Circle
When I was a girl, all the pockets would simply rip out of my clothes because I was always stuffing them full of rocks. Odd-shaped rocks. Olivine. Quartz. Shiny bits of mica. Pahoehoe lava with ropy, iridescent swirls. When my family moved to Georgia, they teased me about trying to take all of Stone Mountain… Continue reading Touchstone Bracelets
A few weekends ago, my dear friend Melissa convened a Stitch and Bitch gathering at her house. Jenny, Theresa, and I packed up our sewing and craft projects-- and a few bottles of prosecco!-- before heading to her house. We were only missing one of our charter members, Jenn, who's left Atlanta for her home… Continue reading Stitch and Bitch
https://youtu.be/4ZX1vcK4ua8 When DeAnna's infectious laugh reaches my ears, I am instantly at home. Once upon a time, I wound up in an intermediate American Tribal Style (ATS) workshop, led by Devyani Dance Company. I'd never studied the style, didn't understand the visual cues for the different moves, and had no idea how to "follow" another… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: DeAnna
https://youtu.be/GjM65yXVfx4 Present for a few key conversations and openly sharing her choreographic process for DABDA, a piece built around the stages of grief, Heidi joined the Enrichment Circle several years in. Of course, she and I go WAY back. In fact, I couldn't record a short introduction for her, since our shared history is so… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Heidi
https://youtu.be/K1Xhfvq2w0s If I take each Touchstone as a stepping stone, one proceeding easily to the next, Desire leads to Presence, where I finally stand still long enough to hear what stories my being craves to write. Presence, then, gives way to Balance, where I seek a compromise between all the possibilities this moment holds. Only… Continue reading The Touchstone of Balance
At Burning Man in 2017, I found myself reading Tarot cards as a part of Circus Combustus. Our camp sat next to the Esplanade, the main inner road that rings the temporary city in the middle of Nevada's Black Rock Desert. All sorts of people wandered through our behind-the-scenes peek into the circus, and some… Continue reading Creating Radical Rituals
If you organize groups of people, work with diverse individuals, manage teams, negotiate with your spouse and children, participate in family gatherings . . . then you need these 12 Tenet for Circle Work in your life. They will change how you relate with others, and, in the process, they will change how to relate to the Circle within you.