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
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/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.
Baraka's work in the world, her counseling practices that emphasize the power of the Circle, have crystallized much of The Enrichment Project. She has authored several books on creativity and leads a year-long investigation into creativity called Birthing Ourselves into Being.
https://youtu.be/WT70d7rPxAk Sparks and Embers My husband Doug is a chef, and kitchen smells are just what home and heart mean to me. And I have a childhood affinity to French food, which predisposes me towards the herbal taste of bay. When I discovered the practice of burning the fragrant leaves, which spark and sparkle their… Continue reading The Scent of Bay
Whenever our Sister Circle gathers, we are often treated to handmade necklaces by Jaidra DuRant to mark the occasion. Jaidra uses semi-precious stones, intricate copper wire wrapping, hand-stamped and glazed clay pieces, and leather to create warm, earthy, one-of-a-kind pieces. You can support The Enrichment Project by taking home one of these lovingly-crafted pieces. All… Continue reading Sister Circle Necklaces
https://youtu.be/4U4DjO89I1c Amanda's Shapes of the Day When Amanda pins you with her piercing dark eyes, there's simply no looking away. If Amanda had a fragrance, a friend reveals it would be clove, jasmine, and cedar wood: Amanda's energy does seem to waft out around her, wooded and deep. Amanda is attuned to all the energies that… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Amanda