Wild Geese

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. […]

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We Have Come to Be Danced

  We have come to be danced not the pretty dance not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance but the claw our way back into the belly of the sacred, sensual animal dance the unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box dance the holding the precious moment in the palms of our […]

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My mother’s group

Shakti Groovin’ Women is literally a dream come true. The idea for a woman’s empowerment group came to me in a dream that I had two years ago—but it is also inspired by my experience growing up with my mother’s group of women friends in Damascus, Syria. I remember I felt safe and supported by […]

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Breathe Your Way to Empowerment

Time to Breathe Sometimes I resist taking a moment in my busy life to breathe and gather myself. Especially on high stress days I just want to keep going, crossing one more item off of my to-do list and take care of one more loose end. My mind drives me like a slave master, telling […]

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What is Shakti?

Simply put, Shakti is the female principle, the divine feminine. She’s the universal source of your abundance, your creativity and your sensuality which feeds your sexuality. She is Gaia, the Great Mother. She is love, wisdom, beauty and joy. In her darker, more terrible forms Durga and Kali, she is the destroyer of ego and arrogance […]

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