I took my rage to the ocean

I took my rage to the ocean

Oh my friends, I have been wondering what I could possibly write to you after this week’s attempted coup in the US Capitol. I’ve swung from rage to exhaustion but mostly I feel so— um— what was I saying— DISTRACTED. I’m jumpy, I can’t concentrate on anything,...
Before the triumph, many failures

Before the triumph, many failures

It’s the end of December, and so another year comes to a close. I know many of you cannot WAIT to say goodbye to this momentous year and sail off into a new one. Weirdly, for me, 2020 was actually a year of triumphs. An astonishing number of things I’ve...
I waited MONTHS for this

I waited MONTHS for this

You will not believe where I am writing you from. There’s a ceiling fan whirring, I’m lying on an antique mahogany sleigh bed, and outside my window I can see blue sky, deep green, and tall palm trees. It seems unfathomable, but I am in Hawaii. The Big Island, in...
You are not made for the swamp

You are not made for the swamp

“I’m in this swamp,” she said. “And I keep slogging along, but it just keeps getting stickier and muddier.” Oh, yes, I thought. I know this place. I know it well. You know how sometimes you hit a perfect storm? You’ve been hopeful...
What if your yearnings are embarrassing?

What if your yearnings are embarrassing?

Last week we talked about our yearnings, and I made the fairly scandalous declaration that your YEARNINGS are pointing you toward your own magic. This makes sense, surely, if you long for things like justice, freedom, clean water, and worldwide healing. If you yearn...
Your own magic

Your own magic

This time of year always makes me think about magic. Your own magic. I don’t use that word lightly; I’m talking about the powerful force inside you that you might call “energy,” or “qi,” or “unique gifts,” or “life...