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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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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.

“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 has been buried deep for convention’s sake. Grief that got neglected because, at some point,…
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"Civilized" is Just a Fancy Word for Quieted Down and Emotionally Suppressed

“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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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...
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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....
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Accepting the Life Cycle of our Creations

“You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to not doing your duty.” The...
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How to Move Into Wisdom Like a Crone

My favorite symbol is the triquetra, pictured above. It is a symbol that represents the “trinity”, for example: birth, death, rebirth creation, manifestation, destruction past, present, future Or, the triquetra can represent my personal favorite trinity: the Triple Goddess. The Triple...

shed the old skin.