Cross country and back again

Well, we have driven across country 5 times now. Twice we were moving, first to Delaware and then back to Colorado, next we had picked up a car (for a friend) in California, and this time we were visiting my family. I am originally from Delaware and my husband is a Colorado native. So we drove 32 hours to Delaware which actually took about 40 hours because of the heavy snow fall in Colorado and then 32 hours back. Many people ask how we could stand to sit in a car for that long, especially when we tell them the…

The Struggle Continues

You may have finally seen a bit of media coverage with the latest news in regard to Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline. On December 4, The Army Corps of Engineers stated they would not grant the easement for DAPL to bore underneath Lake Oahe and will require a full environmental impact statement (EIS) before construction can progress. As you can imagine this was welcomed news, an answer to the people’s prayers and heightened voices but it certainly does not mean this is over and we can now wash our hands of this. DAPL still has their construction equipment…

Your Reflection in a Stone

We often speak down to ourselves when we see our reflection in a mirror. We point out lines, rolls, uneven textures and we allow ourselves to feel lesser because we consider these to be blemishes not beauty. We think if we could just change these undesirable flaws we would feel content, we could accept ourselves because we look what we feel is acceptable. What happens when we look at a mountain with its rugged lines and jagged cliffs or when we look into a body of water and see a ripple? We observe in awe, the wonders of nature and the bounty of…

National Day of Action at Denver University

November 15 was a National day of action for those who stand in alliance with Standing Rock and oppose the 3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline. A project that has already desecrated thousands of ancestral gravesite’s and would pollute drinking water for 10 million + (Read more here Still Standing, Standing in solidarity with Standing Rock). People all over gathered, prayed, held ceremony, marched, occupied space, and took direct action like those who locked themselves to the doors of banks who are heavily invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Coincidentally, if you believe in coincidences, the 2nd annual Pipeline Leadership Conference was held on…

The Four Agreements

The start of a new week can be daunting to some of us. Many of us may be anticipating important tasks on our agenda, anxiously awaiting an answer to a long-standing question that would move us into our future, meetings with colleagues, or here in the U.S. trying to keep centered in the midst of a high intensity presidential election. Or perhaps you’ve found yourself experiencing internal difficulties, whatever it is, “The Four Agreements”   by  Don Miguel Ruiz can help us transform our mindset and rid ourselves of self-limiting beliefs. The Four Agreements  1.Be impeccable with your word Speak with integrity….