Peel back the layers.
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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:
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 →
In this environment, Self-Care is its own form of Activism
A few years ago, when I first considered whether to describe myself as an activist, I worried that to do so would make me a fraud. I wholeheartedly support the Black Lives Matter and Women’s Marches. I think the March...
This is Progress Too
Following the news about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and the hearings with Dr. Blasey Ford has exhausted me. I know it has exhausted many of us. It has hurt my heart and crushed...
How to be The Light as the World Grows Increasingly Dark
Donald Trump’s election and presidency has ushered in everything he promised it would. I’m not talking about lower taxes, or better health care for everyone, or an impregnable border wall. I’m talking about an increase in hate crimes; a coarsened,...
A Picture of Embodied Courage.
When you think of the word “courage,” what pictures comes to your mind? Do you think of a warrior? A soldier? A police officer? For me personally, (with no disrespect intended toward those folks) the word courage conjures up a...
We Did Not Come Here to be Agreeable
For just the few minutes that it takes to read (or skim, as the case may be) this article, forget everything you’ve ever been told or come to believe about how and why humans are here. Not just here on...
Yes, You Have Imposter Syndrome (And That’s a Good Thing)
You’re standing at the front of an auditorium packed with people, delivering the keynote speech. Yes, there are some fresh, innovative points you’re making. And true, the way you’re delivering them is both creative and organized—the sweet spot. When you...
Freeing the Untapped Soul
“If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don't mind being completely insane.” April Wheeler, Revolutionary Road For just a few minutes, allow yourself to indulge in a flight of disembodied imagination. Imagine your soul—your essence,...
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...
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...