Save the Date: The Embodied Path Book Launch 12/6

If you are in the Twin Cities area, please join me to celebrate the launch of my newest book, The Embodied Path. The event will be at Open Book on 1011 S Washington in Minneapolis. Doors open at 6:30pm, and there will be a program starting at 7pm followed by a book signing. The Embodied […]

Ellie sitting on a couch

Fall Transitions

Holding On. Holding Back. As the first day of school approached, I got weepy. I could feel my body gripping, clinging, and clenching. I did not want what was happening to be happening. My youngest was going to kindergarten, joining my oldest at full time elementary school. After choosing no daycare and part time preschool […]

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Introducing Plum: Writing & Wellness for Deeper Embodiment

Writing, Yoga, Intentional Breath and Tiny Things have all been paths back home to my body that help me pay attention. Lately, I have been leading retreats and workshops with these elements, and we usually leave wanting more time together, and a way to integrate the work into our daily lives. So I started an […]

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Fall Offerings: Antiracism, Inclusivity, Writing and Yoga

Whiteness and Antiracism: Counselors & Therapists Fridays: Sept 2, Oct 7 and Nov 4 9-11am CST on ZOOM This learning community is intended for therapists, counselors, and chaplains wanting to develop their antiracist practice and better understand themselves as racial beings. We focus on Whiteness at the personal, interpersonal, and systems level as the problem […]

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On the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

In 12th grade physics class, the guy who sat behind me told me he’d never date me because I was too nice. He was drawn to artistic and dramatic types. Edgier. This was all fine with me; I wasn’t attracted to him either. Decades later, we’re good friends. He and I can look back on […]

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The Embodied Path book cover

Cover Reveal or The Gift of Vibrancy

Allow me to introduce you to the cover of my upcoming book. I’m smitten. One of my favorite movie moments happens in the movie Once. A street musician, played by Glen Hansard, scraps together enough money for a studio recording session. He gathers other street musicians as his band and heads in to record an […]

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Yoga & Journaling: Intimacy Edition

Friday, March 11, 7-8:30pm Up Yoga, In Person  With Uplifter Ellie Roscher and Lea Wilkinson Join us for a tender evening of self-compassion and stress reduction through yoga, journaling, meditation, and breath work. You deserve to love and be loved, and mindfulness can support you. Your enjoyment of the world and the quality of your […]

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Jump Start to Embodied Writing

Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. –Mary Oliver Do you long to write but struggle to make the time? It takes seven days to break in a new habit.  March 13-19, join Ellie Roscher and Yi Shun Lai for a week-long, 45 minute-a-day for a week jumpstart to prioritize yourself as an artist. Yi Shun […]

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My Favorite Books of the Year

It’s that time of year for reflection and ranking. For clarification, these are books I read in 2021, yet it does not mean they all came out in 2021. Please let me know what your favorite books of the year were. And here’s to hoping 2022 will be the best year of reading yet! In […]

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