A Missing Key to harnessing The Power to Create Your Reality

“You have the power to create your own reality” is a phrase I have heard often…and often because I grew up with people who were oppressed by very real things in life, such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, POVERTY, mental illness, neglect….I have often rejected this idea. It felt too similar to the victim blaming […]

Understanding your Prickliness

This past Saturday, I was meandering silently through Oak Canyon, a local nature reserve, at the beginning of my Conscious Mothering retreat. As I walked, opening to what Spirit had to teach me, I found myself standing, unable to move, captivated by the cacti; by their rooted presence, strength, tenacity, and natural self-protection.

This is […]

Who is parenting your child?

the king :)

Lately it has become even more apparent to me that parenting has less to do with what we say or do, but rather where we are coming from when we do.

The other day my son Lucas who sprained his ankle, remarked at how he liked “feeling like a king!” because […]

Little Body, Enormous Spirit: what my baby (in utero) is teaching me about the power of our souls

Zumba matches Iris' energy

With all of my children, I have taken time while they were in utero to connect with their spirits. With Lucas, in the midst of my anxiety about his health, I connected to a sweet, caring spirit assuring me that all was well. With Maya, I experienced very clearly […]

The Virtues of my Low Tech Pregnancy

This is my third pregnancy. The first time around I was in the ER, looking at my baby through a cervical ultrasound when 6 weeks pregnant… after I had panicked when feeling some cramping. That pregnancy began with the assumption that I was going to give birth in a hospital, so I started my prenatal […]

Compassion’s path to Gratitude

This past holiday week, I heard many talking about how we know there is so much to be


grateful for. Consciously we know it…and can even list our blessings easily. Yet for many this year, the spirit of gratitude; the deep welling up of recognition that one is truly blessed, was harder to […]

Conscious Mothering: A River of Release

Here is an article I wrote two years ago, describing the way our pasts touch our present life as mothers and offer many moments for healing, growth and surrender….

“I want to wake up

I want to know where I’m going

I want to go where the rivers are over-flowing

I’m ready to let the […]

Riding the Wave of Life

On my last day in Maui, I stepped into the salty warm water of the ocean, consciously feeling the gift of this sea. She comes alive for me, this earth, particularly in the way that the ocean can hold you, embrace you, rock you, invade your every senses…Often I feel my deepest awareness of God […]

The transformational power of (re) Connection!

The Waldorf conference that I attended this past weekend, reminded me so heavily how disconnected our society is and how crucial it is for us to connect within. Over and over again, I heard women talk about the problems they were facing and over and over again the solution somehow entailed coming back to connection; […]

Learning to connect, boy style


The last few days my six year old, Lucas, has seemed like something was bothering him. He’s been a bit more aggressive and sensitive. So today, I listened to God’s nudging, and took him for a Mommy/Lucas date. As usual, I gave him carte blanche and let him tell me what he wanted […]

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