annapurna living*

I woke this morning with a thrum thrum thrum in the beat of my heart and a vibration that pulsed through my entire being.  It was November 3rd...the day that a dear friend would birth a project that will send ripples of nourishment throughout the world and into the Universe:

Annapurna LivingCelebration of your fierce, feminine soul...by Carrie-Anne Moss

There is so much I could express about this movement and the tribe of souls gathered to lift up and send out Carrie-Anne's message of nourishment but the gorgeous pages of her website will offer you this blessing so perfectly.

Another dear friend of mine, Hillary Rain is the web designer, editor and creative director of Annapurna Living and wrote such a breathtaking post about her journey on this project thus far.   The two of these beautiful women weaved together an ocean of healing waters you will find at your fingertips.

I was deeply honored and humbled to have been chosen a few months ago by Carrie-Anne to fly to LA and capture her with my lens.  Many of those images, along side powerful & magical images by Catherine Just (whom I am completely enamored with) are throughout the site.  

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I wrote about my time with Carrie-Anne in her home on my Instagram (which is where I am spending a lot of my time these days sharing my life)...

"We paused to  make tea, held the mugs to warm our hands and breathed herbal & floral aromas as it went down while helping to get the children ready for their day. We broke bread together and filled our bodies with a bowl of whole greens while we talked about mothering, our creative dreams and what we each need to balance it all.  We sat knee to knee as she led me through a kundalini chant on the kitchen floor that elevated our souls and filled our spirits with glow when we began to feel weary.  And at the end, we laughed and danced to the music by Aykanna.  This. THIS is NOURISHMENT interwoven into the everyday real and it emulates so much what my friend, actress Carrie-Anne Moss's offering is."

I wrote these words because what she is offering is so very authentic and from the deepest parts of her soul.  I was a mama that was traveling there and back in the span of 24 hours and was navigating big transitions in my life at home with my son and rather than feel depleted by the trip and giving of myself in that way, my time with her felt utterly nourishing for my mama heart.  So her offering is not just on the screen folks.  Its realer than real and it left me aching for more to infuse into my life.  I am so looking forward to what Annapurna Living can offer me in my own life.  I want to share it with everyone I know.

This image (below) if one of my very favorites of her.  Because it was taken seconds after she led me through a Kundalini chant and can't you see the glow?  The soft of her soul?  The fierce and feminine in her gaze?  The elevated essence that Kundalini yoga offered her?  I remember saying...

"I need to capture you right now, right here, so you can see what I see..."

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Gosh, I love this woman.


interviewed by Scarlet Pink*

Mmmmm...oh have I been reveling in this precious Spring.  Doors and windows open, soft flowing fabric in the breeze, the scents of our myriad of roses in the air and the warmth, oh the warm on our skin.  Where we live, our sun is usually cloaked in grayish-ness and we crave the wee peeks beyond the clouds.  This has been an unusually warm Spring for us and we are seeing blossoms that were indeed not here last year.  I haven't wanted to be behind a computer, so I have been quieter here than I had hoped.  I have so many stories to tell and they are marinating.  Perhaps on the grayer days here, the words will come.  

This month I was so honored to be interviewed by the editor Kelly Keyser of the up and coming Scarlet Pink magazine.  Kelly's questions gently nudged me to come into my body, center myself and get grounded in sharing about my creative life. I talk about my experience with creating and teaching our Soulsigh ecourse (turned ebook), about my future solo ecourse, what I do when I am uninspired, who I am when I am my most free and so much more.  I was completely taken aback to learn that Kelly chose the image of me taken by Deb Schwedhelm for the cover.  It feels so surreal!  You can purchase a copy on MagCloud here.  My interview is on pages 28 - 38.

Hope each of you find magic in unexpected places this weekend.