Peel back the layers.


Keri in Doorway

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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:

personal authority
breaking down hierarchies

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The Art of the Breakdown
“I’m having a breakdown” is not a very commonly accepted thing to say in public. In self-improvement circles, you break down obstacles, not your own personality or beliefs. In business meetings, giving a breakdown is code for better understanding, not something that eliminates all understanding and places you in the midst of uncertainty and confusion.…
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Parenting isn’t an Instinct; it’s a Muscle You Develop Over Tiny Moments in Time

  Photo by Manuel Schinner on Unsplash Colicky Beginnings As a new parent, I often worried that I didn’t “click” effortlessly into the role of mother. I didn’t feel an instinct or a parenting intuition awaken within me moments after...
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“Civilized” is Just a Fancy Word for Quieted Down and Emotionally Suppressed

I can feel her, the Wild Woman, coming more and more alive within me with each passing day. She is not a part of me as much as I am a part of her. She epitomizes collective female grief that...
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The Eternal Value of Kairos Time

The Orphan Inside Me Anytime I went out in public with my mom when I was a little girl, I keep a constant close eye on her. It was as if I were the parent, and she the child. If...

Anger is Passion and Power Turned Inside Out

Getting Out I was 23 years old when I got called to the conference room of the company I worked for in Los Angeles, California. A few days before, I had given my four-week notice. The job wasn’t what they...
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We Don’t Have to “See the Good” in Everyone

Trusting our fellow human beings Today, my morning reading list included an article where a writer expressed her approach to life as one in which she “wanted to see the good in people.” I groaned. I’ve read enough of these...
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The Color Wheel of our Emotions

Power of invisibility “Oh, you were there last night? I didn’t even see you!” Oh, how many times have I heard some variation of this in my life. Whether it's a party, a meeting, a class—I seem to blend into...
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Entering Our Dark Night of the Soul

Burning Signs I sat across from my client in my cozy office where I was offering Ayurveda consultations and bodywork. I was probably talking to my client about the importance of self-care and offering tips on everything from diet to...
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The Half-Boy

Here is an ancient story from Bornea about moving into wholeness, entitled “The Half Boy.” A long, long time ago, and yet not so very long ago at all, a woman gave birth to a boy. This boy was not...

How to Balance Truth with Kindness

When I used to teach yoga, I loved teaching the inherent conflict between the Yamas (principles) known as Sattva (truth) and Ahimsa (non-harming/kindness). I often did so by sharing the following story: A meditator was sitting in the forest when a deer ran by....

shed the old skin.