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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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In the Era of Trump: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

If one more person told me I was over-reacting, I thought I would scream. Trump As far as I could tell, I was the only one responding appropriately to the truth of the situation: We Americans had just elected Donald...
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Mother Earth Weeps: Exiting the Paris Climate Agreement

On June 1, 2017, the United States, currently helmed by Donald J. Trump, businessman extraordinaire, withdrew from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. We are now aligned in this position with Syria and Nicaragua, while opposing countries like Russia, China, India,...
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...

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