• Shinrin-yoku. The medicine of forest bathing

    In a world that seems to turn mechanical, I can’t help but feel drawn to all that is organic and pulsing with aliveness. My senses begin to awaken in such embodied presence. Some places take us to a state of connection we long to inhabit, where our essence can blossom, uninhibited, unbridled, and free. The noise of the world and…

  • This fire in my belly and heart

    How do you awaken the fire in your belly, the one you know was once there but life seems to have extinguished?  I was asked this question by a sacred flow client recently. I humbly meditated on the nature of fire and its imminent absence in our bodies and souls. And I remembered this quote by Viktor Frankl:   “What…

  • Mistakes, failure and growth

    Hello dear ones, I just realized that this beloved quote by James Joyce ties in with my previous post on the meaning of doors. A beautiful coincidence. Also, Joyce speaks of errors as portals and today marks the summer solstice with a full moon in the northern hemisphere. A day celebrated by our ancestors in deep connection to the cosmos.…

  • On doors, aliveness, and letting life in

      How do you greet life, dear ones? What do you invite into the intimacy of your home to nourish your soul? It feels wonderful to be greeted with care, attention, and love. Our whole being is able to exhale more deeply. I’ve been meditating on ways in which we let life in and out. What marks this passage in…

  • A creative space of flow

    Dear ones, How do we open up to more creativity in our work and lives? Personally, I love the initial burst of inspiration but I also love the sustained rhythm of focus, tenacity and determination that carries my work through the valleys and peaks of expression. They work in unison, like the yin and yang of creation. Our creativity is…

  • On the edge of the wild. The alchemy of plants

    Hello beautiful ones, To balance my intense work in architecture these days and hence my more infrequent writings, I live now on the edge of the wild–where I find myself recharging, recalibrating, regenerating in a space of stillness and subtle flow. I moved to a beautiful place in Marin, surrounded by plants and animals bringing magic into my life. My home…