We Are Resilient {10 Ways to Care for Yourself in Times Like These}

Aug. 18, 2017 by

I’ve written a lot about how healing can be hard. Painful. And I mean like really lonesome, and overwhelming, excruciating from deep in our bellies all the way on up through our bodies. Reminder: the personal is political and the

Shadows + Charcoal +

May. 11, 2017 by

Beloveds, Today, I took my sketchpad into the garden and set the long tree pages against the iron table. I scooted her to the shadow, so I could see. And then, there was the art. The shadow itself, guiding me

Joy & Liberation

Apr. 10, 2017 by

Joy. I rise with Joy. I rise with my body, before any alarm. this is joyful rising for me. i let my cheeks smile. i inhale & exhale. i remember the way rising as a kid felt like hope +

we are the possibility makers

Dec. 26, 2016 by

My Loves: We are more powerful when we gather. Our talents activate in community. We come alive when we are seen. We are affirmed by the witnessing of loving community. By the healing hands and words of our loves. We

you are a healer

Dec. 7, 2016 by

Loves, Before I get started, here’s a live video pinned to my fb page that I recorded yesterday, talking about how we are all healers, and how to bring your whole entire self into the work you do. I believe

even when you’re scared shitless

Oct. 19, 2016 by

My Loves, If you’re anything like me, you sometimes have a dip in your energy. You sometimes are filled with self-doubt. You sometimes can’t kick the overwhelm or calm the fatigue. You sometimes don’t know how brilliant and beautiful you

Healing Internalized Homophobia

Jul. 6, 2016 by

This was my love and I one year ago in the Topa Topa mountains, on our wedding day. I can’t tell you what it took to get here. To get here from meeting eleven years ago. I fell into queer

Rituals for Summer Solstice + Full Moon {Meditation inside!}

Jun. 19, 2016 by

Even as we’ve been navigating some grief and darkness in the wake of Orlando, the Light continues to beckon us towards its glow. Monday, June 20th is not only the light-filled Summer Solstice, the mid-point of our year, but it

“They Will Never” A Poem for Pulse

Jun. 14, 2016 by

Audio Poem Version here. YouTube Video Poem here. {a Poem for my queer & trans loves and for Pulse} “They Will Never” by Sofia Rose Smith The clouds are grey and I see a red City Sight Seeing bus taking

A photo of a fire pit. A hand over the fire holds a white shell. Script on top of the image is "Open to the Fire of You / Everything There is Sacred -Sofia Rose Smith

10 Strategies for Joy this Winter <3

Dec. 10, 2015 by

I’ve been feeling the inwardness of coming winter. Some days it feels like inertia. Like it’s that much harder to get to the gym or do yoga. That much easier to stay indoors as the light of the day becomes