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Embodying Soul

Ready to take a
Deeper Dive?

Think it’s time to start breaking down some thought paradigms?

Inspired by fresh ideas, mindful reflections, and a touch of soulful magic?

You’re in the right place! Whether I’m writing about the soul, the culture at large, midlife (which I am smack dab inside), parenting, or our political landscape, the underlying themes are always about:

Groundedness
embodiment
self-love/power
personal authority
truth-seeking/speaking
breaking down hierarchies

I’m glad you’re here.

I love to hear your thoughts and comments, so please don’t be shy!

Introductory Videos

Grounded in Hope
Free use from Pixabay Each year at this time, I look forward to the tulips 🌷 blossoming in my front yard, the geese returning, and seeing the children playing outside, their winter jackets all tossed in a heap on the last pile of melting snow. The spring season represents opening, rejuvenation, and renewal. The promise of spring shows us that after…
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landscape
precipice

On the Precipice: Trump, Clinton, and Election 2016

"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open...

Through the Obstructed View

2012: Minneapolis, MN “There’s no room for us,” I hissed into my husband’s ear. We each stood with one snowy boot inside and one outside Broders’ Pasta Bar in South Minneapolis on a Friday evening. “We should’ve made reservations.” “They...

Peace is not Passive

One of the gifts of living in a social media-driven world is that we get a window into the minds and hearts of people and learn what they think and how they feel about the issues, other people, the world...
wolf

Patriarchy: Alive and Well in Minnesota

  In early December, I found myself reaching the latter stages of my memoir: Skin by Skin: From Ambition to Compassion. Most of it had been written and rewritten dozens of times over and was ready for others’ eyes on...
hangover

The Problem with Feeling Good

  The core principle shaping modern day American life is finding ways to feel good. Isn’t this the motivation behind vacations, indulging in decadent food and drink, attending lively events and entertainment? Isn’t feeling good the promised result of finding the...

Thoughts on Freedom

When I hear the word "freedom," an inner bell sounds off inside my heart. I have only just recently truly understood that this is my ultimate quest in this lifetime – the quest for complete and total freedom. Not so...

No Longer Practicing

My first “real” yoga teacher (by “real,” I mean the woman from whom I learned the philosophical support structure of yoga, not just the postures) taught me that the truest purpose of the yoga postures is to practice, in safety and comfort, how...

Redefining Spirituality

This blog was posted on the Edge Magazine website today - a new definition just in time for the New Year! Redefining Spirituality  

shed the old skin.