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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:

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!

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.

Take the Infinite Approach to Your Work and Your Future
  Photo by Johannes Plenio from Pexels Life is An Illusion “Hey kids, do you see that puddle of water on the road ahead of us?” my dad asked as my family traveled the North Dakota highways on a bright, sunny day. My two younger brothers in I, crammed together in the backseat, shifted our…
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Road in the desert
girl imagining

How to be the Person your Idea is Looking For

You might already be familiar with the story Elizabeth Gilbert frequently relates about how she passed on an idea to her friend Ann Patchett through an exchanged kiss. I was lucky enough to get to hear the story firsthand at...
Gorilla

According to Ishmael: Rooting out Toxic Masculinity from Within our Cultural Stories

A TIPPING POINT We are living in a stunningly paradoxical time. First, consider the sparking of the #MeToo movement and the subsequent calling out of men in places and positions of power—movie directors, politicians, news anchors, actors, and likely more...
vulnrable woman

A Reflection on the Promise and Limits of Compassion

THE VALUE OF COMPASSION As a teacher and dedicated practitioner of yoga, philosophy, and spirituality for over 15 years, I am a vocal proponent of compassion as a daily life practice. Its underlying premise of oneness and solidarity in our...
Me too

The Backlash Against #MeToo: This is Why We can’t Have Nice Movements

  Like millions of women and men around the globe, I lamented, celebrated, swore, teared up, and pounded a fist or two as I watched the #MeToo movement rise and swell. Never before have we seen so many women openly...
Notebook

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...
Shattered

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...
Eyeglitter

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...
Potion

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,...
Personal growth

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...

shed the old skin.