I am grateful for the community we have begun to build in Corvallis. It is built on a foundation of love. I am grateful for the love of my children. I am grateful for the heart song that connects my soul to Jim in all of its beauty. I am grateful for my ability to succumb to the Universes signal that I must rest. It is how I am healthy and can continue to thrive. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak my truth and tell others about opportunities to engage in acts of justi
When I was sitting in church last Sunday the sermon was all about abundance. When I was sitting in the Women’s Conference at Netroots Nation the conversation was all about abundance. In fact, one of my new favorite humans, Michele Jawando said, “Throw off the shackles of limitation in the spaces that you are. You walk away with bounty when you have an abundance of ideas.” I have abundance in a great many ways. I have a home, food, water, a car.
I have safety, love, hugs.
A few years ago I lost several dear friends. Not to death, or illness, or accident. Just…lost them. I did some things, they did some things, we did some things. And then before I knew it we simply weren’t talking anymore. Many of them didn’t even tell me to go screw myself. The whole thing would have been easier if they had. It devastated me. I cried about it for months. I wanted to die in agony wishing for closure. Wishing for anything but how it felt to be alone with
The truth is that I am love.
I am worthy.
I am big and huge and expansive and able to give and receive great huge amounts of love.
I am bright light.
I am the essence of kindness and beauty.
I am more powerful when I am in love. I am a visionary/social justice/badass leader whose core message is to empower women and girls so that they can channel their power to change the world.
I am a fierce public speaker who can raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit o