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Keri in Doorway

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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

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You can also find my work scattered about the web. The Urban Howl, Elephant Journal, The Edge Magazine, The Good Men Project, Grown and Flown, Rebelle Society and others.
SHED THE OLD SKIN.

The Danger of Falling under the Spell of Belief, and How to Break it
But when left unsupervised in our mind, beliefs can quickly turn into jealous friends who don’t allow you to entertain any new ones. They can force us into reactionary relationships with others who hold differing beliefs. They can slowly morph us from curious, imaginative souls into programmed automatons who rarely think, respond, or listen, but rather recite, recycle, and repeat.
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Don’t Let Go: A Yoga for Modern Times

When I first began studying yoga, I enthusiastically captured all the lessons and themes I was learning in my journal.   This essay originally appeared on elephantjournal.com. Non-attachment, non-judgment, letting go, grounding, patience, control, effort, surrender, and so on fill...
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How Idealism and Realism Come Together to Bring Hope into the World.

An edited Version of this article first appeared on elephant journal. Ares: “They don't deserve your protection!” Diana Prince: “It's not about deserve, it's about what you believe. And I believe in love.” People often say that it’s children who...
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How to Create, Think, and Manifest Like a Badass Universe

An edited version of this post first appeared on elephantjournal.com “Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Anytime I play that...
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The Trouble with Ambition

This article first appeared on elephantjournal.com   Ambition: “A strong desire to do or achieve something.” ~ Oxford Dictionary “An ardent desire for rank, fame, or power.” ~ Merriam-Webster dictionary “An earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction,...
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Six Ways Mindfulness Increases Consciousness

In spiritual circles, nothing causes more buzz than the opportunity to learn a practice—a breathing or meditation technique, for example—designed to increase consciousness. We sense the “enlightenment” waiting just behind it. Certainly, I was one of those students whose eyes...
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Unleashing the Feminine: A Word about our Words.

“Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale Of all the things that have been under attack since Donald Trump took office—healthcare, the environment, the Clean Power Act, and minority and immigrant communities—the degradation of words...
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Cultivating a Yin State of Mind

It was ten years ago when I was first introduced to a style of yoga known as Yin Yoga. Then, as now, a buffet of yoga experiences were available, and I studied and taught many of them. Out of all...
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In the Era of Trump: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

If one more person told me I was over-reacting, I thought I would scream. Trump As far as I could tell, I was the only one responding appropriately to the truth of the situation: We Americans had just elected Donald...
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Mother Earth Weeps: Exiting the Paris Climate Agreement

On June 1, 2017, the United States, currently helmed by Donald J. Trump, businessman extraordinaire, withdrew from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. We are now aligned in this position with Syria and Nicaragua, while opposing countries like Russia, China, India,...

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