For someone who experienced regular physical and emotional trauma as a young person, rewiring my body and brain toward joyful wellbeing is crucial for my happiness. A tradition of exhilaration is good for the mind, body, and soul. Why not take a few minutes to deliberately feel good everyday - and see what power a healing habit can have in your own life?
Photo (of yours truly): Spencer Lloyd Photography
I love mountain biking. It's exhilarating and a sometimes scary and always satisfying. There is no faking it in mountain biking - you must be clear, paying attention (to your body, your bike - which becomes an extension of your body, and your surroundings), and determined. Focus is no joke! When I ride I am ...
Stories about the Dakota Access Pipeline have been troubling my heart for some time now - this story by Victory Lonnquist especially moved me, brought me to tears, touched me on so many levels. Maybe it's the moon, or my moon - or that water, the earth, women - are so powerful and yet, so repressed ...
Clitopia - an 80s disco pop ditty about the clitoris by Dorian Electra. Fun (and educational)! A musical history of the clitoris! Watch the music video on Refinery29: Clitopia! And a bonus song about another body part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y37cAqdq0g
I did not go to Sister Giant this year - but it is an inspiring and amazing event that I would recommend to anyone who cares about the state of our planet. Check out my post from my 2012 trip to Sister Giant: Sustainable Politics through Love – thoughts on Sister Giant (part 1). Love restores ...
Isabel Allende: I think that the time is ripe to make fundamental changes in our civilization. But for real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men. I'm talking about men with young minds, of course. Old guys are hopeless; we have to wait for them to die off. (Laughter) Yes, I would love to have Sophia Loren's long legs and legendary breasts. But given a choice, I would rather have the warrior hearts of Wangari Maathai, Somaly Mam, Jenny and Rose Mapendo. I want to make this world good. Not better, but to make it good. Why not? It is possible. Look around in this room -- all this knowledge, energy, talent and technology. Let's get off our fannies, roll up our sleeves and get to work, passionately, in creating an almost perfect world. Thank you.
Protesting is an act of love. It is born of a deeply-held conviction that the
world can be a better, kinder place. Saying “No” to injustice is the ultimate
declaration of hope.
—Amy Goodman (b. 1957) in her book Standing Up To The Madness:
Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times 2009
“The only way to deal with an un-free world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” — Albert Camus (1913-1960)