Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Eco Wo-Man! Eco Wo-Man!

I'm hoping you sang the title of this post to the Wonder Woman theme song. Go ahead. Go back and do it. I'll wait.

There's a lot of introspection going down for me these days.

In addition to attending this amazing workshop, I enrolled myself in Mondo Beyondo for this month's session.

I've cracked open The Artist's Way and while I haven't started on the morning pages yet, I'm seriously considering them. (If I tell you that the book has been sitting on my shelf for the last 15 years, the fact that I'm considering doing them will all of the sudden seem like a giant leap forward.)

Last weekend I spent time in the desert with these incredible women participating in the Brand About Town Advisory Board retreat.

The scenery brought me to tears.

We hiked.

We talked.

We laughed.

And despite this photo, we quite noticeably ignored technology without any prior agreement.

The desert is quiet to a girl like me who lives so close to the city. I returned a bit tired, but emotionally renewed. (Christine does a very good job of explaining much of it, but I'm pretty sure I've also discovered some primordial Jim Morrison need for a regular peyote-induced dance in the desert.*)

This is all a long-winded way of getting around to the point that now that I'm looking all inward and thinking about doing morning pages and stuff, I'm clearly becoming more green.

Case in point. I haven't quite reached the Diva Cup stage, but this morning I remembered to recycle an empty tampon box.

Mamma Loves the earth and the earth loves me.

*Mamma Loves, nor Brand About Town, endorse the use of peyote. Reference to peyote above does not represent actual usage of peyote, but is used solely for comic effect--unless of course you have some peyote and want to go to the desert with me to dance. Be prepared however to listen to a LOT of 70's disco because...well...it's just about the best music for dancing when you're high on peyote. Not that I've ever done that. As far as you know.

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PunditMom said...

So, spill about Mondo Beyond! And how did I not know about that! ;O

ConverseMomma said...

What is mondo beyondo? And, why have I not had an experience such as this. Lovely. Empowering.

Magpie said...

I love the desert - I always feel that way.

And I have to hand it to the Brand About Town people - they really do things well.

Unknown said...

Love the pics! And yes... You should come west again for another photo session. Cough cough.

Julie Marsh said...

I know nothing about peyote, but I can attest to the magical qualities of the desert - and of sharing that time with amazing women like you.

Emily McKhann said...

Wow, what a gorgeous trip that must have been!!! You can just feel the energy and warmth and fun among you in the photos! And how exciting about Mondo Beyondo! When I first got Jen Lemen's beautiful booklet with her drawing and description of Mondo Beyondo, I was so inspired by the idea. I would LOVE to hear all about it, or at least however much you'd like to talk or post about!!! :-)

Christine Koh said...

I'm sooo late to commenting but just wanted to say I LOVED meeting and spending time with you. Thanks for capturing os much in these beautiful photos! -Christine