Here is What I Know For Sure

This journey, this path of Finding Sanctuary, is what my life is about. I can’t wait to share it with you and to have you share your experiences with me in return. Join me. Let’s hold space for each other and walk together for awhile. I’m really glad you’re here.

Roots and wings

I’ve always believed that children need both roots and wings. The book Where Main Street Meets the River by Hodding Carter laid out this beautiful thought and I have never forgotten it. I can almost visualize my kids with tree-like roots that reach deep into the earth and the most…

How To Find The Hidden Gems Within

“Do you have the courage to bring forth this work? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.” With these words in her book Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert relayed her experience of meeting the recluse poet Jack Gilbert (no relation) through the memories of his…

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Where does it hurt?

Did you ever say something you didn’t plan to say, but then immediately realize how deep and how true it is? I had one of those moments two nights ago when I was a guest speaker on a webinar that my friend Maia Toll was hosting. I was talking about the sort of people who …

It’s time to create YOUR sanctuary

I have some VERY big news! After many months of researching, meditating, experimenting, writing, editing, and beta-testing, I have an announcement to make! Seven Days to Sanctuary is now open! So… what is that, I hear you asking? Well, as you probably know, sanctuary is the practice…

Sanctuary at light speed

This is probably our busiest holiday season yet. Everyone we work with has holiday deadlines, but this year has been EXTRA CRAZY. The aftermath of Irma? Maybe. I’ll get back to you on that. Nevertheless, the speed at which Philip and I must move in order to keep everything juggled…

What gifts will we bring?

A few months ago I sat on an outcropping of rock in the Grand Tetons, and looked out over square miles of Wyoming landscape stretched out before me. Philip and I had hiked for a good two hours to get to that vantage point (called Inspiration Point, ironically), and as we sat to rest and…

Sanctuary Right Here, Right Now

The hurricane. The politics. The news. The shootings. The climate. The hate. The worry. I turned on the news today and then turned it off quickly. It reminded me why I rarely, if ever, watch those live news broadcasts anymore. I don’t have the stomach, or the heart for them. It’s…

In the Eye of the Hurricane

Recently, I realized something that surprised me, in fact it rocked me to my very core. What was it? Hurricanes and sanctuary actually have a lot in common. No, I haven’t taken leave of my senses. But on the heels of surviving Hurricane Irma, I feel I’m in a position to share those…

Coming Home

I’ve been traveling a lot lately. More than my typical summer travel. I’ve been to Wyoming, Charleston and Ohio and am typing this from 30,000 feet on my way to Atlanta. When I get back, I head to Toronto in a couple of weeks. Don’t get me wrong — I do like to travel, but…

To Write a Magical Book

“Once upon a time there was a magical book. This book was magical because…” Finishing sentences like that was how I spent most of this past weekend. I have probably mentioned that I’m working on a book – it’s about sanctuary (are you shocked?), what it…