On Friday and Saturday, I co-facilitated a workshop with a local pastor and folks from the Department of Public Health and the Department of Human Services. The topic was homelessness in our town of Corvallis. This is the first time that I have heard this group of people laugh together, usually they are yelling at each other. There are many things about community capacity building that I love. These are the ones I want to share with you because I believe they can be translate
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
The original title of this blog was “Happiness in the time of the Handmaid’s Tale”. I don’t know about you, but waking up to the latest news coming out of Washington D.C. makes me just want to curl up and stay in bed. Clearly this isn’t an option, I am a social justice badass for a living! When I am feeling intensely emotional about all the things that are happening in our Nation…I tap into my happy. Here is a list of the 20 things that are making me happy RIGHT NOW! Petting
I am drowning…I am drowning in: Shame Guilt Anger Fierce HATE Insecurity Fear I am trying to pray.
I am trying to be more love centered.
I am trying to be kind.
I am trying not to run away. But… All I want to do is: Scream Throw Kick Beat Yell Cry Lash Out Breakdown Sob I am trying to have patience.
I am trying to let go.
I am trying to stop self sabotaging.
I am trying to keep looking at the sky. What is it that I don’
Music is His Joy As I sit here thinking about how lucky I am that I am surrounded by joy every day…I think about how amazing it would be for this incredible young man named Kevin Wallingford to realize his dream of winning $12,000 in musical instruments for his school. With your vote you can help Kevin realize his goal of spreading his joy of music to his fellow classmates. Click on the link…support joy, music, and young people today! #music #joy #love #fundraising #inspira
Dear Readers, I was recently asked to explain to a group of women how it is that I have been able to manifest the recent abundance I am experiencing in my life. Rather than answer the question right away, I stepped back from my computer and decided to do the dishes and bake some blueberry muffins. I was looking out my kitchen window when God whispered into my ear, “Anything done in desperation goes against the only thing that is true, which is love.” I have manifested this b