Prompts and Practices for Accompanying the Beloved Dead

My current project is a series of pieces woven of memoir, poems, and actionable tips for cultivating a loving flow between the living and the dead. The excerpt comes from the 3rd essay in the series, 49 Days and the Green Door of Death. The full essay with stories about how I found my way [...] Learn more →

Reading of the Death Moonth: The power of the dream

Death comes in the middle.  As we travel year after year with the moon’s cyclical shifting through the consistent solar round, we learn the same lessons in new ways. We are tempered by time and our wisdom deepened.  And so now, as we do each year, we encounter Death—through this Tarot card’s correspondence to the astrological sign of [...] Learn more →

Two poems published on Writing in a Woman’s Voice

The writer Beate Sigriddaughter has a beautiful project of posting a poem every day on her blog Writing in a Woman’s Voice. I am honored that she has posted two of mine this week: First Anniversary Prayers and Language of Ash. I hope you check them out and then keep returning to the site to discover [...] Learn more →

Persephone Mandala on leaves

Persephone Descending: Letters to the Dead

In March 2016, before the Equinox, and as the moon opened to fullness, I had an experience that is basically inexpressible because of its power and because of its commonness. I sensed the moment the seasons shifted as the moon rose over a river filling with spring’s ice floes. To convey a glimpse into the [...] Learn more →

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