Affiliations: People and Places

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

The Star Circle (Beloved BlackWolf, Jo, Wayne, Ellen, Dennis, Cary, Chrystina, Helen, Rose, & Karmin) and WhiteEagleWoman

Ehama Institute, 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

Alex Holiday, Thriveability Yoga and Wellness,

Rita SunOtter Martinico and Good Medicine

Natalie Orozco,

Nicole Pugliese, Thousand Breaths

Janet Solyntjes, The Center for Courageous Living

River Garden Yoga in St. Paul,, 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 ( 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…

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.)

Thirteen Thank You’s to each of you with a deep Bow

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