Category Archives: Relating With Others

Culture is, by nature, a collective thing. When we explore the roots of culture we see it all comes back to our interpersonal relationships…parenting, family, partnership, community, clan, tribe, society. And we realize that none of us will pass through this transformation alone. It is only in coming together and strengthening our relations with others that we can co-create a life-sustaining culture. In order to do this we’ll have to heal the wounds of separation, mistrust, trauma and loss that have become associated with relationships in this culture of fear and competition. Posts in this category will invite us to acknowledge and transform our relational wounds so we can become more loving and conscious parents, partners, loved ones, friends and community members.

Poem for Change

Right in the middle of the undoing and redoing of my personal/professional transformation, my sister, Cristina Cabeza-Kinney, hosted a radical, beautiful, deeply moving poetry event in synch and synergy with the many 100 Thousand Poets for Change events happening around the world. She asked me to share a poem…for change…for the now. I ventured out Continue Reading →

Vultures of Culture…yogamats and all

Warning: this post is a bit of a rant…I hate to be a hater but sometimes I just get riled up. And…no offense or judgment is intended against the individual participants and organizers of the festival in question…we are simply products of a truly messed up culture, doing our best in each moment. A great Continue Reading →

The Inheritance of Love

Written on Father’s Day 2014 on the island my dad spent his summers as a kid. Dad…I’m here. Here on the island…sitting on the front porch of the old cottage in the sun and wind, listening to the planes fly close overhead and watching the light play on the water. These shores, covered in beach Continue Reading →

Homeland Blues

The smell of salty air and the curve of the roads under thick green canopies of wet leaves feels deeply familiar to me…like family. Like the ones that held me when I was a baby. These trees, these beaches, these ponds and marshes know me and I know them. Whenever I visit here it feels Continue Reading →

What’s it gonna take?

When the newsfeed and broadcasts get flooded with images and stories of violence, oppression, injustice and pollution…do you ever think to yourself… “What’s it gonna take?” What’s it gonna take for us to change our ways? To realize, once and for all, that this culture of disconnection and disrespect is a dead end street…to wake Continue Reading →

Arise…ing

Arise…ing in a whole new way… pivotal moments opening doors of being.living.perceiving with greater capacities of wow and now…of hope and faith… of the YESness that feeds the starlight fire of sovereign beings intimately interwoven in the miraculous web of magical life.   Arising…….. Lifting our hearts and songs and dance UP to the Great Continue Reading →

Give HEALTH for the Holidays

Every year the holidays come in a flurry busy-ness and leave behind a wake of clutter. It’s all too easy to get swept up in it. We spend these precious weeks of early winter scouring the catalogs and racing through the malls trying to find better and better presents to wrap up and give to Continue Reading →

Re-Parenting Ourselves…

During this time of global transition and societal transformation we’re having to do a lot of “re” work…relearning, redirecting…re-membering and re-collecting all the scattered pieces of our whole selves. And along the way most of us have to do some significant re-parenting, as well. Many of us emerged from childhood without the confidence, clarity and Continue Reading →

The Revolution will not be Televised

…but it might be Youtubed and Facebooked. And it is happening now. We, the people, are waking up to a system that is absolutely unsustainable. And, as we do, we realize that no one “up above” is going to fix this for us. The larger systems of government, corporations and mass media rely too heavily Continue Reading →

The People are Rising!

Right along side the Occupy Wall Street movement there has been another movement of the people that has received even less media attention… …the Right to Know March: a Mobilization for GMO Labeling. GMO protesters will be marching from the United Nations building in NYC to the White House in DC from October 1 through Continue Reading →