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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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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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Aslan

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...
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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...
shy dragon

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...
untapped soul

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

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...
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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...
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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...
HUSHED WOMAN

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...
HANDWRITING

Don’t Let Go: A Yoga for Modern Times

When I first began studying yoga, I enthusiastically captured all the lessons and themes I was learning in my journal.   This essay originally appeared on elephantjournal.com. Non-attachment, non-judgment, letting go, grounding, patience, control, effort, surrender, and so on fill...

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