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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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There is No Such Thing as Wasted Time
If you think about it, our strange beliefs about time — that it can be wasted, saved, lost, spent — never lead to more fulfillment or joy. Rather, our belief in wasted time keeps us from feeling all the feels of being human. It’s a whip that keeps us constantly moving, never stopping to think, feel, or reflect.
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A blurry image of a person riding a motorcycle.

There is No Such Thing as Wasted Time

During the COVID lockdowns, my daughter, who was once again living at home, said she was thinking about dropping her college physics class. It was hard, she said, to learn physics remotely. She thought if she tried again the following...
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Vulnerability and The Fallacy of Growing Thicker Skin

“You need to grow a thicker skin.” Oh, how many times I’ve been told this in my life — most often during my formative years. Perhaps you, too, have been told that you need a thicker shell, or need to...
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Stop Trying to Find Your Purpose

The Soul's Nature What do you believe about the nature of your soul? What do you believe about finding your soul’s purpose (or “dharma” or “calling”)? If you believe that the soul is little more than an evolved version of...
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The Tyranny of Personal Growth

The Opposite of Growth According to Dictionary.com, the opposite of growth is: “decay, stagnation, decrease, decline, lessening, worsening, failure.” Right in the definition, formed from our cultural lingo: the opposite of growth is death. What else could it be, right?...
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The Art of the Breakdown

“I’m having a breakdown” is not a very commonly accepted thing to say in public. In self-improvement circles, you break down obstacles, not your own personality or beliefs. In business meetings, giving a breakdown is code for better understanding, not...
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To Face the Dragon Is to Seize Life Itself

An old alchemical saying states, Opponere Draconem est prehendere Vitam. It means: “To face the Dragon is to seize life itself.” This in turn means: Walk straight into the chaos of your life, your mind, your identity — burn it to the...
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Meet Your Shadow

What is the Shadow? The Shadow is an archetype that lives within all of us. It is the home for all the parts of ourselves we don’t want to look at or accept: our shortcomings, prejudices, or perceived negative qualities....
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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...
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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....

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