I think I’ll be working on self-love for the rest of my life. It seems to be a core wound that keeps coming back around for more reflection and healing. From my work with hundreds of clients over the past fifteen years, I’ve seen self-love and acceptance show up over and over again as a
Author Archives: Nancy Monson
Nine months ago, I made the decision to leave my long-time home of the Bay Area and move back to my hometown of Jackson, California. I left Jackson a month after graduating from high school and never thought I would move back. But when my soul called me home, I surrendered, and in less than
In my February article I spoke about how my process of revisiting the stories of my life with my lifelong friend helped me harvest the seeds of my life, and see it from a larger perspective. This gave me great clarity, commitment and direction going forward, I thought, into the final phase of my own
I recently returned from a glorious nine days on the island of Maui visiting my friend who I’ve known since first grade. I had an amazing time and thoroughly disconnected from my hectic and over-scheduled life. After a few days, I even forgot what day of the week it was, a sign that the
Each winter I feel a deep longing to go to the desert. I yearn for the vast openness of the landscape, the dramatic vistas created by the low angle of the sun and the immense silence that is so quiet you can hear the wind in the wings of the ravens as they fly overhead.
As I sit here to write my December newsletter, I’ve already had to turn the lights on at 4:25pm. This time of year, the sun comes up just about 7:00am and sets by 4:30pm. Every December I find myself wanting to move slower, sleep more, stay inside and be still. As the daylight grows short,
This last month has been filled with so much unfolding in my life that when it came to writing my November article, I wasn’t sure which one of my many insights to share with you. Then this morning, the clarity came! Love Without Attachment. It sounds very simple, but for me, it seems like a
Over the last month I have been settling into my new home and beginning the process of creating my life here in Jackson. It’s been a crazy mixture of excitement, joy, creativity, exploration, grief and more letting go. While the dissolving of my old life in the Bay Area is well underway, the fire of
When I chose to answer the call of my soul to individuate—to become the unique authentic being I am born to be—my transformation journey began. The first phase in any transformation is the dissolving of the old life and ego identification. In Inner Alchemy, it’s called Solutio, and it is associated with the water element.
I am discovering…again…that when I totally surrender to my soul’s calling, life becomes magical, and the most amazing things effortlessly manifest. Two weeks ago I was forced to leave my home in Menlo Park because I was being attacked by rat mites. Yes, rat mites! I’d been unsuccessfully dealing with them for two months, and