News - Activism

  • Resistance


    January 24, 2017

    The clarity, wisdom, peace, and harmony I long for have always been a result of my meditation, reading, prayer, and a belief in the goodness of people I am fortunate to know. The end of 2016, the shocking result of the presidential election, and the preponderance of the “me against you” rhetoric, pushed me back to silence, to searching for resilience, faith, and joy inside myself. But I did not feel hopeful until flying to Washington, DC to participate in the Women’s March...

  • Freedom in this Country

    Freedom in this Country

    November 15, 2016

    This morning I hiked a hill above our home. It was so steep that my lungs began to explode with burning, short breaths. At the crest of the hill, my breathing returned to normal and I compared the tremendous effort and exertion with the energy it is going to take to maintain freedom in our […]

  • Sacred Activism

    Sacred Activism

    August 3, 2015

    The values and ideals I live by were inspired by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone’s book Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. Macy, ecophilosopher, scholar of Buddhism & deep ecology, is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, & I had the great honor of taking one of […]

  • Grace Lee Boggs

    Grace Lee Boggs

    March 25, 2014

    I describe myself as a social activist, philanthropist, and spiritual seeker. I study the history and expressions of women leaders who are working to make the world a better place for all. One of my sheroes is Grace Lee Boggs, who started a school to nurture creative, critical thinkers who contribute to the well-being of […]