Category: Non-Fiction

Published on October 20, 2023

The Witch in My Hips

When I first started taking Salsa classes, I looked around at all those tone young bodies, feeling a bit intimidated. What am I doing dancing with these young men, young enough to be my son? […]

Dance
Aging
Creativity
Couple dancing salsa

Published on July 03, 2023

Tasting Green

Earlier this year, I decided I wanted to get away for a month, a real sabbatical. To leave Los Angeles with its traffic and noise and a pattern of living so ingrained. At first, there […]

Moments of Mindfulness
Nature
creek with green shrubs

Published on June 28, 2023

Beyond Unraveling

It is beyond unraveling. It is a twirly top after the string has been pulled. The tower card in Tarot where it all comes tumbling down.   It is a profound grief and regret at choices […]

Transformation
Grief
bonfire on a dark night

Published on May 09, 2023

Re-Wilding Body

Slowly, she whispers, feel into me slowly. I am a miracle and yet you are ignorant. I am not your accomplishment or your achievement. Know me, slowly.  The miracle of a million functions a day, […]

Poetry
Aging
neck with collarbone that looks like mountains

Published on February 22, 2023

He’s Interested in Me – Part 2

I’d barely posted part one of this story, when there was already more to tell.  It had been a few days since our last communication and I had that ‘butterflies in my tummy feeling,’ wondering when, if, […]

Relationships
Aging

Published on February 17, 2023

He’s Interested in Me.

My wooden steps were on the brink of collapsing, and a construction crew finally showed up last week to replace them. As they were getting set up, all I could think of was how relieved […]

Aging
Relationships
Revelations
welding a bridge

Published on January 26, 2023

Paralyzed

Not sure how to move forward. My right is so comfortable and sure-footed. My left, unsure, confused. Can’t quite remember how to move forward unbound.  I am asking them to align, to move in synchronicity. As partners.  But […]

Creativity
Revelations
Transformation
Red heels on a path

Published on January 22, 2023

We Stutter and Stall

It is coming. The next shift. The next movement in this thing that is my life. It starts to take shape. A figure rising from the mist. It has to do with putting the writing […]

Creativity
Writing
Sign: You're not lost. You're here.

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Shades of Red

An ensemble of amazingly brave, beautiful women sharing life’s experiences, lessons, and evolution. Join us on February 11, Live in Los Angeles. It’s where fierce female voices turn life into art by sharing our stories. […]

Latest Happenings
Creativity
Featured

Published on October 29, 2022

Shadows of Silk

Smooth shadows of silk brush along her legs. She is seven years old and her mother has finished sewing her first gown. It is pale blue with silver pleats and feels like butterflies against her […]

Moments of Mindfulness
Snapshots
mother and daughter