Gratitude as Translator and Other Thoughts in Pueblolands

There are moments when the gratitude for the life I lead feels heavy. Not in a way that is negative, but in a way that I am so grounded by the power of these gifts I am able to experience, that my heart transcends levity and exists on a plane that is beyond words. ThisContinue reading “Gratitude as Translator and Other Thoughts in Pueblolands”

The Languages of Hummingbirds & Land

This morning, I woke in the desert with the goal of hiking and basking in the new light of the day at mountain’s top. Breathless after my ascent, I relaxed with a beautiful view of the mountains of the desert around me. While I sat still enjoying the view, I noticed there were several hummingbirdsContinue reading “The Languages of Hummingbirds & Land”

In Reciprocity…

As if running in the brilliance of spring in the desert wasn’t enough to be grateful for, I returned home to find a special surprise tonight. A follower of the Grownup Navajo’s Instagram account sent me a very powerful and heartfelt message. Completely speechless and teary-eyed I read her words: “Sister, I have to share howContinue reading “In Reciprocity…”

Medicine of the Dził and Our Hearts

My recent trip home was everything I needed it to be. There is a serenity my heart feels when I am in Diné Bikeyáh that is hard to match in the city. I have learned over the years since moving away from the reservation that the medicine of my homeland is critical and necessary forContinue reading “Medicine of the Dził and Our Hearts”

Homeland Mindfulness

On my trip home this weekend, I was able to enjoy the beautiful spring weather in my favorite place in the world Diné Bikeyáh. Surrounded by showers of female rain and rolling clouds and filled with many conversations and laughter, my heart was supremely happy. Driving is a meditative state for me and while onContinue reading “Homeland Mindfulness”

Understand, I am Always Becoming

I begin this post by simply saying ahé’hee. Thank you to you, the beautiful subscribers of this blog, for all the ways you support my work and words. I have been astounded by the incredible response to the poems I have shared on Grownup Navajo. It was an incredible challenge to risk, dare and share theseContinue reading “Understand, I am Always Becoming”

#DearGirlMadeofHoney on YouTube

This adventure in blogging has brought so many new connections to my life. I am so fortunate to connect with many of you through this blog and each of our social media outlets. When I first posted “Dear Girl Made of Honey“, it was truly meant to be a reminder for the way I wanted to love.Continue reading “#DearGirlMadeofHoney on YouTube”

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”