What's in the gallery?

We dissolve stuck and rewrite patterns. We apply radical playfulness to life (when we feel like it!), embarking on internal adventures (credo of Safety First). We have a fake band called Solved By Cake. We build invisible sanctuaries, invent words and worlds, breathe awe and wonder.

We are not impressed by monsters. Except when we are. We explore the connections between internal territories and surrounding environment to learn what marvelously supportive delicious space feels like, and how to take exquisite care of ourselves. We transform things.* We glow wild.**

* For example: Desire, fear, worry, pain-and-trauma, boundaries, that problematic word which rhymes with flaweductivity.

** Fair warning: Self-fluency has been known to lead to extremely subversive behavior, including treasuring yourself unconditionally, unapologetically taking up space, experiencing outrageously improbable levels of self-acceptance, and general rejoicing in aliveness.


Message in a bottle…


The world is way too noisy for me. I’ve been on email sabbatical since the beginning of 2009 (I know!), and am generally retreating from everything as I lack desire/capacity to take on Any More Things To Do.

So I’m waving a loving hello from the distance, but if something comes up and you need to reach someone here, this is the place.

As you have probably already guessed but to clarify and save time, requests that never get a yes include: interviews, guest posts, joint-venture thingamabobs, advertising, reviews, whatever the internet is up to these days. <3

If you need to contact the First Mate:

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If you don’t like contact forms…

The address support (at) fluentself (dot) com will also put you in touch with the First Mate.

Do you want to say or send something lovely by mail?

1526 NE Alberta Street #218, Portland, OR 97211

Love and appreciation,