Peel back the layers.
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Think it’s time to start breaking down some thought paradigms?
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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:
breaking down hierarchies
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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 snow. The spring season represents opening, rejuvenation, and renewal. The promise of spring shows us that after…Read More →
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...
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....
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...
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,...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...