I've loved the practice of making a mandala to start each week, and I'm not sure if I'm ready to stop! It slows me down, makes me pause and brings my mind directly to the present moment of gathering and arranging. I spent the last few days at Anymist's Serendipity retreat. The amount of love and deep care that Michelle and Jen put into each detail was so evident in the glowing faces of every teacher/guide and student all week long. Those two are some of the most beautiful and talented women I've ever known... and the women they gather together are some of my favorite people in the universe! Leaving dear friends and finding my rhythm upon return from such events is always bumpy. But today I had my mandala to make! It only took 15 minutes, but it grounded me for the entire afternoon. I will remember this each time I need to find my footing- and encourage you to give it a try too. This mandala was made in honor of all of the lovely women that circled together last week. Each person contributed to the whole of the circle. We were very much a moving flowing mandala of women at ocean.