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 →
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Unleashing the Feminine: A Word about our Words.
“Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale Of all the things that have been under attack since Donald Trump took office—healthcare, the environment, the Clean Power Act, and minority and immigrant communities—the degradation of words...