Smoke & Steam

Purification rituals have always spoken to me. I love burning a sage bundle in a new space or sitting in a steam room to purge the body. The sight and smell of circling smoke or the look of steam that rises from a bath or a cup of tea is such an evocative sensory experience.

As I enter into some big life transitions like coming up on my 40th, changing the dynamic of my work life, and simplifying my financial obligations, I've been engaging in these purification practices. Hot steamy cups of tea in the morning, burning incense sticks in the evenings - it all points towards ritualized transformation. At its most basic level, its a way of honoring where I'm at in my journey.