Hai Reflections in Spring

The agaves and ocotillo have been blooming here in the desert. I love seasons changing! I have written that before here on Grownup Navajo. But its magic never fails in amazing me. I am completely taken away as I run, hike and simply be in the desert. At the heart of the transition of seasonsContinue reading “Hai Reflections in Spring”

Hello Spring

I vibe at those higher frequencies… Where love meets light, where spring renews and is reborn in the cool breeze, in the fire of the ocotillo blooms… In the place where the sun shines, at the point of the season’s change there is the heart of my vibration, dancing like a hummingbird. ++++ Sending eachContinue reading “Hello Spring”

Dear Girl-Made-of-Honey

Dear Girl-Made-of-Honey, Please remember everyone will be drawn to the vivacity of your sweetness. Take note of who loves you without wanting more than you can be. Remember, especially, the ones who know you are still growing and leave room for you to be all your beautiful forms at once, as you choose. Dear Girl-Made-of-Honey,Continue reading “Dear Girl-Made-of-Honey”

Shíkeyáh, My Love

My people came from the earth and because of this, I believe, every story I have ever been told by my parents, grandparents, aunties or uncles, always starts with place. There is always a reference to a specific point in the land to set a story. Whether it’s where a family lives, “Remember where theContinue reading “Shíkeyáh, My Love”

My Antidote: Light

Positivity and “shine love” mantras have always been my way to cope, encourage and motivate myself to keep striving for excellence in my life. The thing about being a sparkly, light-filled lovetarian is, people sometimes mistakenly think you have never felt the darkness. The truth about the light I carry, is it not only lightsContinue reading “My Antidote: Light”

The Power of Presence – A Lesson Discovered as I Made My Bed

During a late night drive across my homeland, I jokingly told a close friend how I often feel the “most Navajo” in the mornings when I am making my bed. Instead of laughing as I expected he would, he shared how it made sense. Noting how even this modern act of starting the day couldContinue reading “The Power of Presence – A Lesson Discovered as I Made My Bed”

In the Desert a Mountain Rises

When I am looking for strength, I picture my strongholds, the places where I have found respite, calm and clarity. Each place I visualize, often in the middle of an anxious bout, are places grounded by mountains. From Black Mesa, the Lukachukai Mountains to the San Francisco Peaks, the Sandias in New Mexico and PiestewaContinue reading “In the Desert a Mountain Rises”

Earthen Powers

The leaves are changing. From the high country in Mescalero Apacheland to the gorgeous towering crests of the Sandias in New Mexico to the belt of aspens around the San Francisco Peaks the colors of Aa’kęę (fall) are washing over the mountain ranges in the southwest. In the past month, we marked the autumnal equinox,Continue reading “Earthen Powers”

She said go to the water and pray…

I watched a video of a fierce asdzaan Diné on Friday shed tears at the bank of the Animas River as she watched gallons of waste from a mine blowout in Colorado kill her beloved river. I read her posts via social media of the yellow-orange water leach its way deeper into Diné Bikeyáh. WithContinue reading “She said go to the water and pray…”