Does surrender equal trust?

I have always believed that becoming a parent is the greatest act of letting go, second to death.  This might sound morbid to some, and yet to me it is truth.  The greatest acts of surrender. For many spiritual practices, death is the ending and the beginning. It is the absorption into the infinite. It […]

Getting real and remembering who we are

Getting Real: A brief note this week and just getting real. 😉 I hope it supports you!  Read to the bottom for a very fun community call to action! I’m gonna be honest, last week was rough.  I thought I was SO prepared for school with the kids even as I was getting over a […]

Save the Date for a retreat in Sicily!

Guess what’s coming your way in Spring 2024? A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as we, Amy and Shawna, plan to whisk you away to the stunning, soulful, ancient island of… SICILY! April 20-28th, 2024 Email with a and get on the waitlist NOW, so you’ll be the first to know every detail of this stunning experience we’re designing just […]

Giving shape to our lives with wisdom and intent

As I continued to be so filled by the ‘Savor Simplicity’ retreat, I asked one more participant if I could share her words that she expressed at the closing ceremony.  Diana said yes… “Before I came to this retreat, I had cut some of the dead ends off my hair, but had not taken the […]

Opening up to the inner spaciousness of our own heart

My reflections from Savour Simplicity retreat 2023 One of the biggest takeaways for me from last weekend’s retreat is to give yourself full permission to be yourself.   It can be easier said than done.  To “let our light shine”, to “take a risk”, or to “be authentic”.  What happens when we do that?  What happens […]

To walk within myself freely

Recently I had a beautiful and deep conversation with my sister that led me to this question: “What are you walking around in fear of?” Yes, that went deep very fast. I knew I could not start my yoga classes this past weekend with such a question.  It does not feel trauma informed to start […]

Reflections on Fourth of July

As we each work towards personal freedom and liberation, may we remember that it is also simultaneously the work towards humanities freedom, everyone’s freedom!  They are not separate. This quote from James Baldwin gives me reflective pause and also inspiration… “There is an illusion about America, a myth about America to which we are clinging […]

Juneteenth: Let’s uphold equality together

Juneteenth should not have ever needed to become a holiday date. June 19th should have been a day where all people were already free.  And, because of the evils of slavery, colonization, and white supremacy, I am also deeply grateful for the celebration. It should be a day when people, human beings, no matter the […]

You Belong – A message to remember at all times.

This is one of THE most important messages that I pray every person will remember at all moments of everyday.  YOU BELONG. Say it with your name now.  Say it out loud.  Say it in whatever way you like, be it a whisper/scream/deep/high/singing voice, even if it feels weird: “I, (your name), belong.” You have […]

Two poems that are inspiring me lately

Say ‘Wow’ By: Chelan Harkins   Each day before our surroundings become flat with familiarity and the shapes of our lives click into place, dimensionless and average as Tetris cubes,   before hunger knocks from our bellies like a cantankerous old man and the duties of the day stack up like dishes and the architecture […]