Every week I teach a lecture at Canyon Ranch about Women's Wisdom. We talk about the steps and stages of womanhood and the importance of honoring each stage with ceremony. I love the women that show up, open-hearted and willing to offer their perspectives, experiences and wisdom. I also talk about how women are the ritual keepers; we gather the community, organize the meals and light the candles
Recently, I was working with a client who spoke for half an hour about her life before we went into the next step of the session. Every aspect of her life seemed filled with anger, sadness, resentment and bitterness. Everything was unfair and the more she talked the more I saw that her feeling that 'everything is unfair' became stronger, bigger, bolder. When I would interject with an idea to help he
My Dearest Daughter,
I'd like to share some things with you about this journey of life because I love you and it is time.
In some places in this world, girls your age are given a ceremony to bring them into the next stage of their journey as a young woman. The Grandmothers and Mothers prepare the girl for this transition, offering her sacred knowledge. It's a very beautiful thing and I have been lucky
I have had the privilege of being present for both birth and death, two of life's most extraordinary spiritual transitions. When I was sixteen, a woman named Jackie came to live with my family. Jackie was in her late sixties, Jewish by birth and with a distinctly Buddhist outlook on life. She had been a family friend for many years and she had spinal cancer at the time when she came to be with us.