My latest audio: How prayer becomes love

I had a wonderful conversation with Janet Conner on her podcast series “Praying at the Speed of Love.” She is a “prayer artist,” author and teacher who hosts a wonderful biweekly podcast filled with REAL conversations with REAL people about REAL prayer. Janet says, “After 5,000 years of prayer prescribed by patriarchy, we are ready for prayers that cherish the body, embrace all hearts, expand the mind, and enchant the soul … guests dive into deep, intimate—even outrageous—conversations about their personal experiences with whole new kinds of prayer.” Join us in this delicious discussion...

Autumn alchemy: Sign up for my latest news!

I sent out my most recent newsletter a few days ago, with musings on the changing of the seasons, news about my most recent writing ventures, links to two audio interviews, and information about some of my hands-on offerings. I’d love for you to subscribe to my email list and receive an electronic excerpt of How Do You Pray? as well as future newsletters. I send out about four email newsletters a year and the occasional special report, enough to keep you in the loop but not in overload! And of course I don’t sell, give away, or trade your information to anyone else. Join...

Sobonfu’s ancient African wisdom for today’s troubled world

In my latest post at Exploring the Prayerfield on Patheos, I highlight the wisdom of the late spiritual teacher and leader Sobonfu Somé. In her indigenous frame of being, Sobonfu called on spirit to lead the way. In this time of great transition, upheaval, and polarization, her insights and guidance continue to inspire and give us hope and possibilities for moving forward together. Read the whole post...

Unwinding with Chi Nei Tsang

I see the manifestations of daily stress in the bodies of my clients. The tension in our muscles often gets our attention, but stress is also held in our abdomens and internal organs. Read more in my latest article at NY Spirit about how the ancient practice of Chi Nei Tsang, as well as exercises you can do on your own, can lovingly direct attention to this often neglected...

Two recent audio interviews to enjoy

I thoroughly enjoyed participating in stimulating, thought-invoking, soul-searching interviews recently with two extraordinary people: • Richard Dugan on his radio show Tell Me Your Story. You can listen to the stream       here • The Rev. Misty Tyme—interfaith minister, author, speaker—on her podcast The Forgiveness Solution. Share our special time...

Healing our hearts & the world with Ho’oponopono

Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian healing practice that I love. It means “to make things right.” By feeling and saying the words “I’m sorry, I love you, please forgive me, I thank you,” we take responsibility for ourselves and the world we create. You can read my contemplation about applying this powerful practice in the midst of heartache and turmoil in my most recent Patheos...

Exploring the Prayerfield: My new Patheos blog

So excited to announce my latest venture: As a columnist for Patheos, with a blog called Exploring the Prayerfield. Patheos aims to be “the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality, and to explore and experience the world’s beliefs … Patheos brings together faith communities, academics, and the broader public into a single environment, and is the place where many people turn on a regular basis for insight, inspiration, and stimulating discussion.” Sounds like I fit in perfectly! You can read my initial post here, and I invite you to check out — and comment on! — all the others as well, including my latest, “In the eye of the storm: riding the calm...

Essay on Prayerness featured by NY Spirit

I’m so honored that New York Spirit, where I’ve been writing for a few months, chose to feature my article “Prayerness: Living Life with Awareness” in a message to subscribers. I’d love for you to read it too and...

Fun interview on TV program

I was delighted to talk with Khalil Ekulona at the Botanical Garden in Albuquerque recently. The segment aired on his “Good Day New Mexico” show on KOB-TV. We discussed the How Do You Pray? vision and its divine...

Our beautiful event at Bookworks

On June 27 I was warmly welcomed by staff members and numerous patrons as I gave a talk at the independent Bookworks store in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was lovely evening — so many people shared and we sold all the copies of How Do You Pray? they had! It was a true communion of souls beyond religion and beliefs. I express my gratitude to Bookworks for providing the venue for the heart-to-heart sharing we...

Building your inner temple

I’m thrilled to now be a regular writer at the online journal NY Spirit. My latest original post there is titled “Building the Inner Temple: Awareness of the Present Moment brings the divine into your daily life.” Come read and let me know what you think! An excerpt: “Whether it’s for minutes or hours, be unbusy with Spirit. Enter into a non-linear timing, that of spaciousness and presence. Within this awareness, we can’t multi-task the present moment. Sacred awareness expands into our activities and they grow with presence. This awareness is prayerness and the connection we long for… Many of us grew up going to church, temple, mosque, or synagogue and may have become disenchanted with the institutions. Now we pray in every cell of our bodies. We cultivate our inner terrain as our sacred...