Creating Sanctuary, Shifting Spirit

Years ago I read the novel, The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant. I thought it beautiful and moving and it never, ever occurred to me that I might go out into...

Cultural appropriation has been very much in my face lately. Halloween was just a little over a week ago and there was a lot of talk about how Native American costumes...

Waiting for a loved one to pass can take stamina. It can also take a lot of time and focus. It is not a time to be faint of heart or...

Imagine 8 women ranging in age from 58 to 13 years, walking in the darkness of Leo new moon onto a Virginia seashore to watch the Perseids. The women are carrying...

Until a few years ago my entire experience with talking circles consisted of one trip to a horrible Al-Anon group and the understanding that there was a form of group therapy...

For those of us who carry the archetype of The Mother, life seems to be nicely aligned for us. We are children, we grow up, we get married, have children and...

  I will make you uncomfortable challenge your boundaries you will question yourself and blame me for it. I will speak my truth, ask for your au then ti ci ty....

Our Red Tent Temple began in late October 2009 in my small, green living room. For a year or two only a few women came each month. We talked about whatever...

Today is the first day of my cycle. Beyond the things that be must done (grocery shopping or we would starve!), I like to spend the first day or two really...

Recently I have been spending quite a lot of time feeling grateful. Thanksgiving seems like the obvious time to do just that, but honestly most people who live lives like mine,...