Tabula Rasa

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Bright New Day. Welcome welcome 2017. It's Sunday and life is finally starting to get back to normal. What could be better than a lazy day in bed with a great book (The Alchemist), tea, and the blank canvas of a new year? Ritual : Sacred Daily Practices. What are your New Year's traditions? I…

Welcome to 2017

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Welcome to what I believe will be The Year of Change. Can we all agree that 2016 was a massive shit show? I made a promise to myself to start 2017 with a Tabula Rasa (blank slate), to leave the past in the past (where it belongs), no looking back, no longing to change what…

Hearts On A Thread

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I was going to write a very different blog post today. Then D called, and we had another heart-to-heart. Talking about the state of our hearts. Today was a big day for him. A hard day. Like me, he has been holding onto hope. Hope that despite the pain, the fear, the betrayal - somehow -…

The In-Between

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Somewhere between love, lust, and friendship there exists a new kind of relationship. Something I'm calling "frilovers". Friends. Real friends. Who aren't friends with benefits. Who aren't in a relationship in the traditional sense. Friends who are lovers. And the basis of their relationship is radical honesty, kindness, and respect. It's real, raw, and lovely.…

Be Harmless Not Helpful

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No doubt 2016 has been a tough year. I know it has been tough for me personally. Tough for my country. Tough for our planet. We have lost amazing individuals. Suffered deep losses. Today Debbie lost her daughter, and I can't stop thinking about Elvis. The neuro network of our brain is sophisticated in it's utter…

Truth and Fiction

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Bear with me a moment, cause things might get complicated. It's entirely possible two smart, worldly, and mostly kind people could walk away from a shared experience with radically different interpretations of what happened. Think of it like eye-witness testimony. Did you know out of 239 cases overturned by DNA evidence, 73 percent of the…

Truth Does Hurt

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Someone I once knew recently said, "Truth hurts...but it's also the only thing that's real". He's right. Truth can be bitterly painful. But pain is also beautiful. Take child birth for example. Is there any greater love than a mother's love? Love birthed from pain and suffering? Suffering can imprint us with a love so…

What Would Laura Munson Do?

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Last night a new friend[1. Side note, he's a great musician and I'm listening to him play on Spotify while writing this.] and I were talking. His sister is going through a divorce, and they were texting back and forth. He looked up at me and said, "I don't really know what to tell her."  "I do."…