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 +

Morning Sunrise

Mar. 30, 2017 by

{a morning write} today i let the sunrise on me. there’s a way in which the morning moves slow, more slowly than any other part of the day. i feel her as my kindred, my beloved; as my protected time,

Our Bodies & Noticing the Signs

Feb. 16, 2017 by

Beloveds, This morning, and every morning this week, I went on a walk. I like to go out into the LA sunrise, before the day has begun. I like to feel the crisp air on my cheeks. I like to

We Are The Ones

Dec. 1, 2016 by

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. -June Jordan I believe we were made for this. That we got this. That we have this. That we are visionaries. That we are brilliant. That we are home in each other,

A Letter to You the Artist

Nov. 22, 2016 by

a letter from my adult self to my inner artist My Love, You have everything you need. You don’t need to take any more classes or get any better at your art. You are exactly perfect as you are. What

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

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

Surrendering to All of It

Apr. 27, 2016 by

It hasn’t even been a week as I write this. Not a week since Prince returned to the galaxies. Only a few days since Beyonce’s #Lemonade made the skies open. 24 hours since the day I came onto the planet

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