Artwork by Autumn Skye Morrison This post, written originally in 2011, has generated some of the most frequent mail inquiries I’ve received.  One of those inquiries was from Pavini Moray, an M.Ed doctoral candidate in somatic psychology whose podcast, Bespoken Bones, focuses on the relationship between ancestors and our erotic/sexual wellness. Below is a link […]


I was asked to contribute a chapter for a book called “What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do”, compiled by Tendai Jordan. Her topic is very timely and important, especially now, when we humans are facing change at such an extraordinary level and pace. We’re often left overwhelmed, not knowing what to […]


David Whyte: Poet Laureate of the Soul

June 1, 2017

If the collective soul had a poet laureate, my nominee would be David Whyte.  Several years ago, I attended a day long workshop with him at Green Gulch Farm, a Zen retreat and conference center, nestled in a valley amongst the coastal hills in Marin County, just north of San Francisco. I’ve loved Whyte’s poetry and […]

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The Power Of Telling The Truth

April 4, 2017

Agreement #1-” Be impeccable with your word.” The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz In a previous post, 10 Ways To Nurture Soulful Living, I listed telling the truth at #1. In spite of the remarkable achievements of human beings, there is a universal experience of a deep, essential part of ourselves that feels unattended. I […]

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Today: A Time To Awaken

March 4, 2017

      For much of last year, I have written about this time in our human history known by indigenous peoples as the time of the Great Shift, also called The Great Awakening. The Mayan legend has it that the end of their calendar signals the end of time, and some would add, as […]

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10 Ways To Nurture Your Soul

February 27, 2017

  What feeds your soul?  What sets your soul on fire?  What gets you through the tough times and has you come out even stronger?  The answers to these questions are the medicine your soul is seeking.   A worthy inquiry, indeed!  Search your own soul for the answers.  Here are my Top 10: 10 Ways […]

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Embracing the Sprit of Ubuntu: The Essence of Our Humanity

February 22, 2017

  Africa, the birthplace of the first human, may just hold the key to the survival of humanity. How fitting and appropriate that the country where homo erectus was first identified is also the birthplace of the philosophy that points the way toward a sustainable future for us, its offspring. No, I’m not talking about […]

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The Dark Knight of Our Collective Soul

January 30, 2017

    And now the darkness of these times brings a recognition. It is a time for reckoning, or as my friend would say, a “come to Jesus.” Boys and girls, you and me, all of us, each of us, we have reached a critical moment in our story. We’ve come to the part where […]

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The Story of the New Humanity

January 1, 2017

   The Story of the New Humanity:  Part One  OK, humanity.  Time to circle up and have our selves a little pep talk.  This might take awhile, so pull up a chair, take out your notebooks and pens and turn to a clean sheet of paper. We’ll be discussing this topic for a few more […]

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Happy Like God

June 1, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a few days on the northern CA coast at a timeless place called Sea Ranch. On my return, I ran across this article in the New York Times  and thought it perfect to share here as it so aptly names my experience being with the ocean and the sense […]

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