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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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There is No Such Thing as Wasted Time
If you think about it, our strange beliefs about time — that it can be wasted, saved, lost, spent — never lead to more fulfillment or joy. Rather, our belief in wasted time keeps us from feeling all the feels of being human. It’s a whip that keeps us constantly moving, never stopping to think, feel, or reflect.
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Self-Worth Lessons From “The Breakfast Club”

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-woman-looking-at-the-mirror-774866/ Combative, comparative, and conditional types of self-worth are temporary and ego-based whereas constitutional self-worth isn’t dependent on any outside situation or person. You already know that a healthy sense of self-worth is essential for overall well-being....
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How Ayurveda Can Help You Find (and Keep) Your Best Relationships

  Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva from Pexels Is your relationship too fiery? Is there too much “go with the flow” and not enough stability? Does one partner constantly have their head in the clouds, forgetting important events, while the other...
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How Mindfulness Keeps the Surprise Alive

  Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels The element of surprise A friend of mine who lives about 20 miles away recently told me about a great vegan restaurant near me where we could meet for lunch. I hadn’t heard...
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What Ayurveda Can Teach Us About Our Emotions

  Image by Gloria Williams from Pixabay Most of us have difficulty accepting our emotions, especially the uncomfortable or embarrassing ones like anger or envy. Our reaction to feeling these emotions rise up is often to bury them, reject them,...
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Why Are We Still Romanticizing Normal?

The trouble with normal You hear it too, right? The sweet, sweet sound of normal calling us? Or, if you don’t hear it, can you feel it? The pull to shore up the societal guardrails, hide the mess, and pretend...
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Sometimes You Have to Ditch Your Vision to Discover Your Calling

Photo by Hanna Postova on Unsplash A Blinding Vision You manifested your vision, and now you’re living your deepest calling. Or, at least, that’s what you tell yourself. But you don’t sleep well. Your body feels...
How My Body Forced Me to Reevaluate my Life and Claim My Deepest Authenticity

How My Body Forced Me to Reevaluate my Life and Claim My Deepest Authenticity

  Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay A Burning Constitution I came into this world with an abundance of fire energy. In Ayurvedic philosophy, I am a Pitta dosha — constitutionally made up of more fire than water, earth, or air. Like...
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Death, Taxes, and the Near Certainty of American Obstinance

Image by kalhh from Pixabay I don't know about you, but I'm dizzy. A new COVID variant, B.1.1.529, or Omicron, has been discovered in South Africa, and has already begun its international tour of vulnerable human bodies. If, for some...
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You Can be a Pessimist and Still Live a Healthy, Happy Life

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Defensive Pessimism I often consider myself a reasonably positive person—that is, until I meet someone who is really a positive person. I’m referring to the kind of person who is forever pointing out silver linings. The...

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