Surrendering to Stillness

Stillness caribbean thumb

When I was in first grade, I had an amazing teacher, Mrs Homme, who I’ll never forget. She encouraged me to start my first ‘blog,’ consisting of a scrap book in which I wrote about my life with thick crayon. Every week I would write a poorly spelled story and she would read it. Not only that, but she would write back to me, commenting on my observations. One week I told her about the kittens who were born under … Keep reading…

This Day Will Never Come Again

Sand art Puerto Morelos

We were having lunch in Puerto Morelos, a small town between Playa del Carmen and Cancun. It was about our third day back in the Yucatan, and we were filled with excitement about being on the Caribbean coast again.   After spending the morning exploring the beaches south of the town, we went to our favorite seafood restaurant, ‘La Pepita’ and were treated to such a delicious meal accompanied by friendly service that we could barely contain our joy.   … Keep reading…

Announcing My Online E-retreat in January!

Journey to Shine E-Retreat

Hello friends, family, subscribers and random Google searchers. I am grateful you are ALL here. When we started this journey almost three years ago, I didn’t really know what it was I was looking for in my life, I just knew it was something very different to what I’d been doing. A year previously, I’d sat in a wooden boat on the Ganges River in Varanasi to celebrate my 30th birthday and when I was encouraged to ask the ‘Mother … Keep reading…

Practice makes Presence

practice makes presence

I thought that a connection with the Presence of life was something you had or you didn’t. I didn’t realise that having more connection and presence in my life required me to show up first. When I did, my experiences astonished me, teaching me that it is not hoping or wishing or wanting or trying or thinking, but Practice which actually makes Presence. The vernacular of spirituality is so overloaded with ideology and dogma, that it is no wonder many … Keep reading…