I am blessed to be gifted with the wisdom streams that have fed me and supported my growth on the journey, and with other sincere Seekers and servers of Life with whom I have paddled along the river. May we all do the work we are here to do, and support others in theirs. These allies are listed not in order of importance, but as a circle of support, connection and in some cases, purely as inspiration.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
Jon Kabat-Zinn, U Mass Center for Mindfulness and all the dedicated MBSR teachers there like Lynn Koerbel and Florence Meleo-Meyers at Brown University and around the world
Shambhala Meditation Center, NE Minneapolis
Thicht Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama! We are so lucky to have them in our world.
Damon and Cathy Coyne of www.IntentionalEnvironment.com
The Star Circle (Beloved BlackWolf, Jo, Wayne, Ellen, Dennis, Cary, Chrystina, Helen, Rose, & Karmin)
Dancehammers.com and WhiteEagleWoman
Ehama Institute, Ehama.org and WindEagle
Potter’s Farm Retreat Center and the One Heart Circle
Krista Porvaznik, and Ceiba Consulting
Lauranne Bailey, University of Madison
Julie Kilpatrick and St. Croix Mind, Body, Spirit www.stcmbs.com
Alex Holiday, Thriveability Yoga and Wellness, https://www.thriveabilitysf.com/
Rita SunOtter Martinico and Good Medicine
Natalie Orozco, https://www.natalieorozco.com/
Nicole Pugliese, Thousand Breaths
Janet Solyntjes, The Center for Courageous Living
River Garden Yoga in St. Paul, www.rivergardenyoga.com, 455 W. 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
The Yoga Center Retreat (formerly the Yoga Center of Minneapolis)
Sol Caribe, Punta Allen, MX
Qoya and its founder Rochelle Schieck (www.Qoya.love) as well as Angharad Picton!
United Family Medicine, St. Paul: Our patients, all our amazing staff and providers. You are all my teachers.
The Qi House, Minneapolis
Friends of the Boundary Waters
The Northern Lights Asheaters
The Women’s Council of Lightbringers
Jessa Walters, extraordinary yoga teacher, evolutionary astrologer and disseminator of brilliant information and authors who are spinning a new world from their thoughts and words….jessawalters.com
The poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, David Whyte, Mary Oliver, Dana Faulds and all the contributors of the annual We’Moon calendar and journal
Some of the books and writers I revere: “How to Be an Antiracist” (Ibram X. Kendi), “My Grandmother’s Hands” (Resmaa Menakem) and all of Pema Chodron’s work, such as “When Things Fall Apart”; Angeles Arrien, cultural anthropologist and the Fourfold Way; Undrowned (Alexis Pauline Gumbs); The Body is Not an Apology (Sonya Renee Taylor); Ishmael (Daniel Quinn); The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls (Mona Eltahaway); How We Show Up (Mia Birdsong); always The Return of the Bird Tribes (Ken Carey); Braiding Sweetgrass (Robin Wall Kimmerer); Meggan Watterson’s Mary Magdalene Revealed; JoElise Friedman’s The Rainbow Wheel: 13 Spiritual Gifts (read this and seek no further, it’s all right here.)