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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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The Myth of the Linear Path
I’m writing this fresh off a trip to Boston, where I visited my youngest daughter. She is a senior year at Boston University, pursuing astrophysics and mechanical engineering (tell me about it). She is currently in the process of applying to grad schools, and has sadly so far amassed three rejections. The mother in me,…
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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...
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To Face the Dragon Is to Seize Life Itself

An old alchemical saying states, Opponere Draconem est prehendere Vitam. It means: “To face the Dragon is to seize life itself.” This in turn means: Walk straight into the chaos of your life, your mind, your identity — burn it to the...
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Meet Your Shadow

What is the Shadow? The Shadow is an archetype that lives within all of us. It is the home for all the parts of ourselves we don’t want to look at or accept: our shortcomings, prejudices, or perceived negative qualities....
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Embrace Rebirth

You've probably heard it said: crisis brings opportunity. Not just any regular opportunity either — an opportunity for a profound rebirth. But what does that mean? And how do you do it? While you’re smack dab in the middle of...
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Returning the Dandelion to its Proper Place in the Ecosystem as a Source of Wisdom

dandelion 1919084 1920 e1494167377978 “And the dandelion does not stop growing, because it is told it is a weed. The dandelion does not care what others see. It says, “One day, they’ll be making wishes upon...
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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...
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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 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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