When you go SoulStrolling in Venice, Italy

“SoulStroller (n.) A person who is present to life in all its intricate details, who listens to the voice of his or her heart and pays attention with all the senses…” Kayce Stevens Hughlett, SoulStroller: experiencing the weight, whispers and wings of the world. I believe, that if you desire to explore new places and…

Welcoming 2015 and My Word for the Year

The first week of 2015 felt like a rushing wind: full of activities, calendaring surprises, creative bursts and gusts, and a flurry of activity. In the midst of this, I have been attempting to contemplate what ‘word’ might choose me for 2015. I liked my word, water, so much for 2014 that I was reluctant…

Practicing Simplicity this Holiday Season

First, say ‘yes’ to Simplicity. Carry your soul tenderly. When necessary, and often, ask for hugs. Breathe deeply, relishing the pause. Slow down and listen in the stillness. Embrace the night as a dear friend. Walk with intention, holding loosely your expectations. Savor the ordinary. Laugh often. Eat well. Kick up your heels and dance….

Thresholds and portals and wild edges, oh my!

Passing through portals I am met by six legged creatures, and my father’s voice whispers to me through the wind, ‘No wonder you’ve always loved mystery.’ Ancient ancestors call my name and their songs are heard through the rushing wind, pelting rain, flowing river and pulsing air. ‘Welcome home,’ they cry. I’ve returned from my…

Packing and preparing for soul strolling in Ireland

I’m in the midst of attempting to pack and prepare for my upcoming soul strolling adventure in Galway, Ireland.  I’m both excited and nervous at the same time. I’m going to be traveling with some wonderful fellow pilgrims, some of whom I know and others who I am yet to meet. My friends Christine and…