After navigating the loss of her terminally ill child, Joyal Mulheron sets out to change the landscape for bereaved families — Grief has been an integral part of my life and identity ever since the sudden death of my father, when I was fifteen. After losing my mother … [Read more...] about Space to Grieve: One Woman’s Courage to Take On a Broken System
Exposing the often overlooked 4th trauma response and taking down our learned behaviors that satisfy the needs of others but abandon our own — We’ve all heard about fight, flight & freeze. These are trauma responses — the automatic responses from your body when you … [Read more...] about Fawning: The Missing Piece in Traumatic Healing
How a pandemic, a public pool and an obsession with the British Royal family inspired one writer to claim her spot on the book shelves — The trick is getting to the pool early enough to claim the best lane. I want the one with the long wire running lengthwise above the … [Read more...] about Finding My Lane: Pandemics, Pools and the Royal Family
A meditation teacher and fellow occasionally anxious person shares Buddhist advice for calming the stressed-out mind — Pre-pandemic, I was at a dinner with friends. The music was pleasant, the food tasty, and the company divine. It’s rare this particular group gathers … [Read more...] about Taking Back Your Mind: A Practical Approach to Stress & Anxiety Relief
A surprising take on procrastination — how to use it, not be used by it — and clear up the mind-clutter in the process — Writing a second book should be much easier than writing your first, right? After all, you know what it takes so it should be a breeze. Oh, how I wish … [Read more...] about Rethinking Procrastination: Maybe It’s Not So Bad After All?
A mother of a full-time traveling family gives herself permission to do things differently, to seek deeper connection…and to redefine it all — Isn’t it interesting how an image can evoke so many emotions? Of course, that’s why they say a picture is worth a thousand words. … [Read more...] about Redefining Togetherness: One Mother’s Quest for an Adventurous Family Life
To reclaim our rightful autonomy and make sense of the world’s crises, injustices and destruction, we must understand the true drivers of human dysfunction — Centuries ago, we lost something very precious. It radically changed the course of our evolution, progressively … [Read more...] about The Split: Why We Lost Consciousness and Need to Wake Up
Ditching the over-commercialization of holiday madness in lieu of a practice for connecting to the sacredness of the solstice season — My mission (in creating The 13 Holy Nights Oracle Deck and companion book) is to take the over-commercialized winter holidays back from the … [Read more...] about 13 Holy Nights: Reclaiming the True Magic of the Solstice Season
Standing at a critical technological crossroads, we have become oblivious to our own demise in body, mind and spirit — Have you realized your unique creative potential? In living your precious life, how much have you evolved emotionally, spiritually or ecologically? Have … [Read more...] about Social Greedia: Has Our Evolution Been Derailed?
A provocative dive into the body politic in search of meaningful change and results, requiring the active participation of us all — How many politicians do you know who are actively committed to their own personal growth? How many do yoga, meditate or … [Read more...] about Politics: Palliative Care for a Curable Disease?
Musings from an environmental anthropologist dedicated to exploring wild, untamed foods — even in her own backyard — Is it possible to be homesick, not for a place, but for the past? One of the central themes of my book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed … [Read more...] about From Globetrotting to Grounded: An Exploration of Wild Foods and Connection
One woman’s primal and poetic reclaiming of her feminine self in all of its glorious connection to Mother Earth and her own animal nature — Last week, I reached for Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese — you know the line, “Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” … [Read more...] about Animal Nature: An Invitation for Reclaiming, Untaming & Being