Signs of Life

Signs of Life

As we all continue to go deeper into Winter and the Season of Advent, what follows is a reflection I wrote after experiencing the gift of transformative grace when I was visiting a friend on her deathbed.

This season brings so many beautiful things—beautiful songs, light, traditions new and old—but is it also a time to remember those who have passed on before us, as we wait until we me meet again…

Connecting Through the Ritual of Tea

Connecting Through the Ritual of Tea

Tea has an innately ritual quality to it. 

Do yourself a sweet favor. Take a breath, brew a cup of tea brimming with justice, and share the world’s oldest beverage with someone you love, even if it’s only in spirit. 

Below is a simple ritual you can try, and you can find out more about Thistle Farms’ justice teas here.

In Giving Thanks

In Giving Thanks

Giving thanks is an expression of morality, memory and mutuality.

Listen like you are falling in love

Listen like you are falling in love

This week i invite you to listen again to the story of a friend or coworker or family member. Listen like you are falling in love. Listen like your job is not to fix or change it, just witness to the story they are sharing. Listen like you will hold their story deep in your heart and be their story bearer.  

Poem: "An Ode To Mistletoe"

Poem: "An Ode To Mistletoe"

It's November and the season for giving thanks. I am sharing a poem I wrote a couple of weeks ago encouraging us to become wild lovers of the woods.

Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints

On the eve of midterm elections I thought it might be nice this week to focus on some helpful hints to keep us centered and grounded on our spiritual path. Enjoy. 

Love,

Becca

Guideposts 2018

Guideposts 2018

Grateful to Guideposts for this great three-minute interview. Look for us in the November issue and feel free to share with your friends.

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

As we continue to contemplate the meanings of power together, don't underestimate the power of love in your life or its ability to heal the world.

Love,

Becca

Guest Blog: What Does Hope Look Like?

Guest Blog: What Does Hope Look Like?

Enjoy this guest blog from one of my best friends and co-workers, Frannie Kieschnick, about what hope looked like, rising in the midst of the refugee camp where she helped launch one of our newest projects Love Welcomes.

Love,

Becca

Redefining Power

Redefining Power

Redefining power is an exercise that offers us an opportunity to see how we have undercut or abused our own. More and more, I am shying away from the word "empower" and using the word love.

Don't empower me. Love me.

#drford

#drford

"Working" and breathing and knitting as I watch the hearings & Dr. Ford’s testimony.

A New Emancipation Proclamation

A New Emancipation Proclamation

Recently, I have kept returning to the idea of Emancipation. My hope for sexual assault survivors, who are willing to speak their truth amidst their pain and hard work, is that there is healing. Not just for themselves, but for this culture that would still rather keep the secrets of abusers than hear the cry of those assaulted.  

Video: "Thistles were the last wildflower..."

Video: "Thistles were the last wildflower..."

Becca was recently interviewed for a filming project. Here, she talks about the beauty she found in the thistle and why they’re so important to Thistle Farms

“I wanted to name the whole place ‘Thistle Farms’ to celebrate the women, their ability to survive, their persistence, but also deep beauty and their softness, like the thistles.” —Becca