There is still beauty

In this moment, I am thinking of the ways to call my attention back to love and compassion. I continue to work at a hospital based drug/alcohol center and there is a quote I often encourage our clients to return to when the world feels overwhelming: “He/she who conquers him/herself is greater than he/she who…

Psalm Study

Ongoing **Special Passover edition of ITW’s psalm meditation group will feature Bay Area spiritual director Karen Ehrlichman leading on Psalm 118. Join us on 4.8.20 at 7-7:30 am at the link below. Join Into the Wilderness for a weekly online psalm study. Meeting weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-7:30 am (Pacific).  (PLEASE NOTE: you…

Giving up plastic: Action TODAY, 4/16

Quitting plastic for Lent is hard! Want to do something to make it easier to stop using single use plastic? Let’s get companies to stop using it. Our friends at Greenpeace have asked us to make a call today to let Nestle know we’d like them to stop single use plastic and become an industry…

Quitting plastic week #1

What have I gotten myself into…? I saw that video with all the micro-plastic in the guts of fish and those giant plastic islands in the Pacific and thought, wow, we need to do better. Really: I need to do better. So. Quitting single use plastic is hard! Thanks for joining in! Also, remember, this is progress NOT perfection. It’s good to…

Tips for Using Less Plastic #1

Throughout Lent, ITW will be offering tips and cheering you on as we all try to give up single use plastics. Keep track of us here on the blog, or share your tips on our FB support page!

Lent 20: Giving Up Single Use Plastic

Make a Change for Lent! Quit Plastic! This year, ITW will be attempting to eliminate or cut down single use plastic for Lent again. Here’s the challenge: First, try to cut down or eliminate single use plastics at home. Second, take action by participating in our weekly action challenges. Sign up. We’ll send out a…

On Hope

Helicopters were circling Berkeley the day the surgeon called to tell me she had found a tumor in my left breast. It was late April, 2017. I had just quit my job. In three days I was supposed to drive across the country to start an unpaid summer internship as a chaplain at a hospital…

When Gratitude Feels Like Bullshit

“Why do you always park over here?” He slammed the door as he got in the car. “What are you, stupid?” A while ago, I was living with a friend who had a 15-year-old boy; I’d often pick him up from school when she was working. I actually love this kid, so I took a…