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Bushwhack Expectation

Man. How many days, moments, years have been ruined by expectation? I do it. I’m not ashamed to admit it. It’s like this vine that grows inside of me….and I can cut it back but when i’m not paying attention that thing has grown into a monster again! Dr. Tan, one of my teachers who has passed, once said something like “No Expectation, No Depression.” I sat with that one …Read More

Aaaachew!

Every year around this time I hear more and more….”But I’ve never had allergies before!” Or, “They’ve never been this bad before.” (This year…it was me saying it too!) It does seem that either allergens are getting far worse, or our systems are just not able to handle the constant onslaught of all that particulate. I want to offer a few Pro Tips to keep your nose from incessantly dripping, …Read More

Single During the Holidays?

Single? Not all times of the year are easy to be Single. I think we can all agree this is one of them. I think I have turned into someone who chooses to be single. I use this language because it feels empowering….and I’ve definitely chosen to be single rather than remain in relationships that don’t satisfy my soul. Because of this, I’ve spent the majority of my adult life …Read More

Your Action Matters Now More Than Ever.

I know 5 women who haven’t been sexually abused.

5.

I am counting every person who has been significant in my life. And this is not a small number.

Let me say that again so you understand. In roughly 100 people…I know 5 who haven’t in some way been sexually abused.

Let that sink in.

Really let that sink in.

How can this be a reality?

How can this still be a reality?
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Right!?!

I love being right. I love that confirmation through my entire body when I know I’m making the right decision. Or seeing something clearly. I use it in my work a lot. It’s what helps me figure out what’s going on with the person sitting in front of me.

But life is messy. And when you’re in a relationship with another human…it’s important to remember that everybody has their own journey. And their entire journey may not be your journey. And your entire journey may not be their journey. And so sometimes, when you know you’re right, it truly may not be right for them.Read More

Is Comfort Food “Comfortable?”

Hi. My names Elisha, and I’m sensitive to Gluten. And Nightshades. And processed sugar. Well all sugar but I’m not ready to admit that fully yet. Ugh. What a way to accept a dinner invite..am I right? “Yes, I’d love to come over but I don’t eat…” I’m that person. I never thought it would be me. Well, it used to be me, I healed it, and now it’s me …Read More

Signs and Moods and Things

I have a thing, it’s become unconscious at this point, and it can change my mood in half a second…and I think I like it most when I notice and I’m not even trying to..feels more like a sign. I look for heart shapes. No, I’m not 14. I look Everywhere. I saw one in a waffle yesterday. I see them in cracks on the ground. I see them in …Read More

Dreams Vs. Purpose: The Unconscious Battle

Remember when you were a kid and you knew exactly how your life would go? Personally, in my first dream I was going to be Indiana Jones. I didn’t know how, but that was going to be me, whip lasso thingy and all. Remember how your dreams changed and got more real the older you got? I dropped my dreams of adventuring and instead saw myself meeting the right person, …Read More

Solstice 2017: Time for Shadow Work!

It’s almost here. It’s almost that beat when the planet goes dark, way dark and then before we know it…it doesn’t feel like night all the time. But it’s this place, this floating place as we glide into the shortest day, the longest dark, this is the place where the best work gets done…because it’s in the shadows that we make room for the light. I won’t get into the …Read More

Can you Feel the Shift?

Can you feel the shift? There is something subtle this time of year that makes all my senses tingle. Makes me feel the edges that want to soften. Makes me remember those who I’ve lost and want to say a prayer for. Makes me breathe deeply and pull in the sweet scent the falling leaves offer. This thinning veil makes me whimsical. Can you feel the shift? It’s so subtle. …Read More