Rooting the Divine on Earth is the story of a trip to Roots Gathering, an event at the permaculture farm called Punta Mona on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. The gathering was filled with conscious and intentional pioneers, builders of the New Earth. I found connection as a professional change-maker, one who is leading the charge towards a sustainable future, but I also found much more, a spiritual experience unlike any other. We need spirituality in order to make lasting change to the trajectory of the human collective. Here's what that means to me.
This poem explores how forgotten spaces like the elevator can catalyze social transformation as well as healing at the individual level. This is an idea that dances along the lines of mindfulness and spirituality where they intersect with architecture and urbanism.
This piece contains some intuitive guidance I received from the Earth (Gaia) for healing humanity. It takes the form of elemental wisdom explored in a practical and philosophical approach to healing for humans and humanity using an integral, multiscalar approach. This study first looks at the seen and unseen aspects of healing using each of the four elements, and then using each element as a lens compares healing both on the scale of the human body and the societal body.
Do you have a dream or a profession that makes you swoon with joy? Or is there an ikigai that you hold dear? I do, and this is part of the story of how I came to find mine... When my grandmother died, I was ready for it, even though she was the first relative … Continue reading How I Got Here
We need to start building a future lived in love, now. Conscious of our role as stewards of a unique and precious planet, our actions must be motivated by a love of life, and at the very lease a respect for survival. In the future, cities will produce energy instead of consume it, emit clean air … Continue reading Architects, a Call to Action.
Sacred/Public Space & Light May 2012 I have such fond memories of this city, its friendly faces, public spaces, and the sea. The Islamic Architecture sang to me of divine holy expressions in silent sacred spaces. When I visited the first time, my eyes were newly opened to the eternal play and performance … Continue reading Istanbul, Turkey
Originally Published June 23 at 5:05 PM I'm working up to some big shares about my professional work. But before I do, it's gonna get pretty personal first, so that you can fully appreciate the applications and implications of my work. I've been aware for some years that my spiritual growth is inextricably related to my service … Continue reading My Story
New kinds of design teams working on global and urban sustainability are challenging the notion that development solutions must come from professionals. Sanadora Collaborativa is one of them, an international collective of experts on architecture, planning, urban development and policy-making that takes an ecofeminist, public-health driven approach to building and uplifting communities to achieve sustainable habits of growth in Latin America by 2030. In this way, communities begin to view themselves as holding the answers to their own problems rather than looking externally for professional help. We focus on building capacity to develop resiliency within indigenous villages, neighborhoods, and cities. Click the image to continue reading.
The year is ending with a bang and I'm looking back in order move ahead. I have an ambitious mission, a revolutionary vision, and so much passion that is itching to spill out and find a place in the world. Click on the picture to read about what I've been doing for the last three years.