"When I dare to be POWERFUL, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less & less important whether I am afraid." -Audre Lorde


Join me on The Steward Project podcast, a space to discuss the intersections of service, social justice, spirituality & self-care. Each one an important aspect for helpers, healers & change makers to stay healthy, happy, and effective in the work we do.

August 29, 2017

"People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance

for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things.

But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave."

-Assata Shakur


August 8, 2017

The constant awareness as a living being that suffering exists and will always exist can be hard to process, but makes it no less true.  As we experience deep moments of suffering throughout the world, we come back to the reality that all we can control is our breath....

July 11, 2017

I practice yoga and meditation because it brings me home. Home to my body. There are many things and situations in my life that separate me from myself, whether it's past violations or witnessing present aggressions. But when I feel this pulling away from myself, this...

June 12, 2017

"If we have no peace,

it is because we have forgotten

that we belong to each other."

- Mother Teresa

Our human nature craves connection and meaning.  We spend our lives building relationships, weaving connections and situations into meaning so we can have a sense of who we...

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Podcast Episode 17: Guided Meditation on Expanding Our Container

June 17, 2019

In this episode of The Steward Project podcast, I'm offering something a little different.

This episode, I'm offering a guided meditation to help us ex...

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