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The Journey Begins

Even though the beginning seems dramatic, this story is a good one. It has a happy ending. There is growth and understanding. But I didn’t always know that. I could say that it all began the day I walked outside naked, but really that was the culmination. Maybe it began in January 2014, or back […]

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Camp Fire & Dolphin’s Return

Toxic levels of smoke have filled the air of my city. Our neighboring town of Paradise was destroyed by the Camp Fire exactly one week ago. Headlines like “Paradise: Lost” and “Butte Camp Fire now deadliest in California history” have been flooding the news. While my home and family is safe, the entire community is […]

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Dreams (Pt. 2)

I had two nights of vivid dreams in a row, featuring different men from past relationships. This is part two. Dream of the Dead Lion On the night of the 24th I was walking on a street with my boyfriend, B. In the dream the street was familiar. As we passed a house with a […]

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Dreams (pt. 1)

I’ve had vivid dreams the past two nights, after many months of haze or not remembering.  Both featured men from past relationships. This is part one. Dream of the Messenger On the night of the 23rd I met the sister of the man (let’s call him S.) from my summer in India. I was elated. […]

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Sea Lion. I am Listening.

Yesterday I almost walked directly into a sea lion that was laying on the beach. I’m not sure if it was sick or just tired, but as we approached it didn’t move. Walking with my boyfriend, we were distracted enough to not notice it until someone called out to us. Even then I looked around […]

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Awaiting Inspiration

The days are passing so quickly and as I hold my breath waiting for it slow down, I find my lungs on fire, ready to burst. The world is not slowing around me. Every chakra in my body has blockages. The root to solar plexus are so bogged down that barely an energy is trickling […]

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Moonlit Hike at Mt. Lassen

On September 22nd, the Autumnal Equinox, I went for a magical moonlit hike to celebrate my boyfriends birthday (born on Sept. 21st).  Months ago he’d read about full moon hikes at Mount Lassen, a nearby volcano, so we were excited to finally get out there. We weren’t let down. It was both a beautiful shared experience, […]

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