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Imbolc, Liver Health, Glutathione, and the River

With the many rites of the coming spring in full force (Imbolc, Lunar New Year, Groundhog Day, Candlemas, etc), the warmer weather has me feeling…not only revivified…but also thinking, carefully, about where my energy goes as we enter this new cycle. Just like a archer aiming her arrow, I think about what I want this … Continue reading

Women: Reclaiming Our Natural Rhythms

“The major challenge for women is that we have knotted ourselves so firmly into the awkward, rhythmless, dissonant, societal system that we can barely breathe — much less think of breaking free from it.” ~ Maya Tiwari in “Women’s Power to Heal” Women.  We feel something is missing.  Some of us are shut-down around what … Continue reading

Just. Keep. Going.

Some of the most important use of time and energy is to restore our relationships with the living world…and to do this with as much heart as we can. Over the years, I have met some amazing people from all over the world doing just this… They are honing their life ways…refining ~ reskilling ~ … Continue reading

The Toughest Work and Integration

Some notes on trauma, integration, and wholeness: The toughest work is loving yourself and arriving home in your own skin, inviting all parts of you back home. Then, the toughest work is extending beyond that skin into the world with expression, creation, and action…as if just learning to walk and be human. Once we connect … Continue reading

Humans, Wildness, and the Web of Life

“If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on what is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, buy by means of external marks.”  ~ Egyptian king Thamus in Plato’s Phaedrus This morning in meditation, like many mornings that I … Continue reading

One Nation Under Trauma

“The simple truth is that every single civilization, including the western world, was brought into being from a sacred place to serve a sacred purpose. And when that purpose is forgotten, when its original alignment gets lost, when the fundamental balance and harmony of its existence become disrupted beyond a certain point, then nature has … Continue reading

Porn Kills Love

In our culture, where pornography wields a mighty $13 billion each year (and climbing), none of us are separate from the impact it is having on sexuality and intimacy.  Is it surprising that the largest consumer of internet porn are male tweens, commonly seeing their first hard porn on the internet by the ripe age … Continue reading

Gratitude and Reflections

2014 Reflections ~ Madhupa Maypop What a journey it has been this year! This past year has been about revealing, revealing, and then more revealing. Some of my most personal and intimate information (via my blog post “I Was Born to Do This”) was unearthed this year and it’s just the beginning. I do hope … Continue reading