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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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To My Body: How a Solo Pilgrimage to Myanmar Shifted My Relationship with Anxiety

To My Body: How a Solo Pilgrimage to Myanmar Shifted My Relationship with Anxiety

When I was diagnosed with social anxiety nearly two decades ago, my initial response was critical self-judgement. It took me a trip to Myanmar to learn just wha anxiety feels like and looks like to my body, and begin to...
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Power Balance: What We Have & What We Need

Power Balance As we prepare to move into not only a New Year but a new decade, I’d like to share a reflection on the concept of power, and the power balance (or imbalance) that currently...
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Learning to Accept our Authentic Self When We are Imperfect – Guest Post by Matt Welsh

One of my life goals is to be authentic. Initially, this may seem or sound simple. Being authentic simply means to be yourself, speak your truth, express your needs, or be true to yourself. However, one of the hardest parts...
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Cowlicks, Control, and Bad Behavior: A Midlife Reflection

  cowlick For those of us with a controlling nature, midlife, with all its twists and surprises, offers quite a challenge. The latest twist in my life is a literal one: wild, non-conforming cowlicks in my...
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A Tourist, Traveling Alone in a Foreign Country

  Years ago, while participating in a writing group, we students were asked to write about and share a metaphor that would describe our life. Some people shared common metaphors—such as a butterfly, or a seashell, or a diamond. For...
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Finding Joy Beneath our Human Skins

  A letter from Joy: “…It is likely that by the time we meet you will have been searching for me for some time. You may have ideas about how to find me based on what you’ve learned from movies,...
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Why Soul Embodiment, and what does it mean?

soul embodiment   Why "Soul Embodiment?"🤷‍♀️ (And what does it mean?) To read more about my upcoming book, Embodying Soul: A Return to Wholeness, click here. So many times over the dozen or so years of...
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Remembering our Soul’s Reason for Choosing this Life

Our souls are far too curious, adventurous, wild, and non-conforming to follow the steps and checklists that ego so prefers. As such, our souls probably have little interest in ego’s many ideas of purpose. Our souls did, however, come to...
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Awaken your Power Podcast Preview

We did not come into this body to be quiet or safe. We did not choose to be alive in this time and place to be sidelined, victimized, or used. We did not choose to call this endangered planet home...

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