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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:

Groundedness
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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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10 Reasons Why We Should All Mix Spirituality with Politics

10 Reasons Why We Should All Mix Spirituality with Politics

In the age of Trump, a man who has by now clearly shown us that his leadership instincts are authoritarian and that his allegiance is tied only to himself and those who can pay for it, who among us is...
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The Wheel of Healthcare Goes Around and Around: Let’s Get Philosophical

An edited version of this article appeared first on elephant journal. “It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers but to guard one part of the society against the...
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When Love of Country Trumps Love of Humanity

Eight years ago, when I was part-owner of a yoga center, I stood on my driveway facing my business partner. We were arguing. In fact, we had been arguing almost daily for about a year, from everything about what kinds...
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Ayurveda: The Basics

WHAT IS AYURVEDA? Ayurveda ("Ayur" = life, "Veda" ‐ science/study) is an ancient, rich, organic science of healing and well‐being. It is the oldest system of medicine and as such proved itself as no other system of medicine has. Developed...
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How to Dodge the Labels and Claim our Unlimited Self

This article first appeared on elephantjournal.   “Keri, I never know what to expect with you. Some days you’re easy-going and chatty, other days you’re closed-off and touchy.”   If I could travel back to this moment, I would smartly...
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If I Were You: A Self-Love Exercise

"Talk to yourself like you would someone you love." ~Brene Brown When we think of the phrase, “If I were you,” it probably comes with a picture of a parent scolding a child. Something like, “If I were you, I’d...
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Political Activism for the Spiritually-Minded

This podcast is for people who want to get involved in activism movements, but want to do so in a way that aligns with their core beliefs and values. In other words, Positive Activism. In this podcast, I lay out...
Trump's Language and the Degeneration of a Culture

Trump’s Language and the Degeneration of a Culture

This post originally appeared on elephantjournal.com Words matter. The words we choose to communicate our thoughts—whether through writing or speaking—matter. The order in which we speak our words matters. The words we leave out or add in matter.  It all matters....
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Embracing the Life Cycle of our Creations

This post originally appeared on elephantjournal.com I selected a delicate teacup from the collection displayed on Joy’s kitchen countertop. Joy is a woman I call a friend, therapist, and guide. She poured two cups of hot, green tea. We sat...

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