Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Journey to...

moistness. This weekend was spent in sweet reflection, hikes in the rain and learning about the "MAP OF THE PSYCHE". I know, it sounds a bit esoteric and scary, but it really resonates with the idea of wholeness and how that connects to our nature based soul. You might think it sounds like a bunch of hoo-hah, but it is my field of study, Ecopsychology. It's endlessly fascinating, so if you'd like to learn more about it, call me, text me, email me, facebook me, whatever. I could talk your ear off. Needless to say, its mainly about reconnecting with nature, living a compassionate life with all of God's creations...thats my line. They don't really say that in grad school, but they mean it. Best part, meeting interesting people in a beautiful environment and meeting my Grad Advisor, Gene Dilworth, for the first time. After a year of living with his voice in my head, it was nice to put a face to him. He is a gentle, insightful and wise man. He led the workshop with his sweetheart, Mary. They are both great people.
As a group we made this incredible Mandala, which is the first time I have ever done that. It is a physical representation, or microcosom of the conceptual map of the psyche (are you following? :) It really was a beautiful, enriching experience. Now I know you are thinking this girl is crazy. And thats ok by me.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year! 2010

This year came in with a bang...of my head against a toilet. No, I didn't party too hard. Just a bug that caught me off guard and 3 days and 5 pounds lost later...I feel ok. I think its good to start the new year off a bit humbled. Knowing that things could always be worse. So, with that tone of resignation, I say Happy New Year! I'm working to make this the best year yet. Several highlights to come this year: Turning 40! Getting my masters and teaching credential! Wahoo! Lots of hard work ahead, many adventures await.