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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 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 something that eliminates all understanding and places you in the midst of uncertainty and confusion.…
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The Yoga of Taking up Space

I have a unique magical gift: I can be invisible when I want to be. I learned this in childhood, how to shrink and shrink so as not to be a bother, not to offend. Smaller and smaller until no one...

What it Means to Live Without Boundaries

“Toughen up.” “Learn to take a joke.” “You’re oversensitive.” “You need to grow a thicker skin.” “Don’t take it so personally.” “Oooh, touchy are we?” “It’s not personal, it’s business.” “Can’t you let it go?” “C’mon, you’re fine.” I have...
Masculinity for Today: The Descent of Man

Masculinity for Today: The Descent of Man. {Book Review}

The rise of Donald Drumpf has instigated a plethora of important discussion, debate and determinations on why and how such a thing could’ve happened. (See my own hypothesis here). Hypotheses abound: ignored economic pain, the bubble-burst of insidious racism and...
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Ayurveda: Beyond the Basics

WHAT IS AYURVEDA*/HISTORY *This is an in-depth analysis. For a short and sweet explanation, read this one instead. Ayurveda is an ancient healing science which grew up in India alongside her sister Yoga. The two were never meant to be...
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On the Precipice: Trump, Clinton, and Election 2016

"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open...

Through the Obstructed View

2012: Minneapolis, MN “There’s no room for us,” I hissed into my husband’s ear. We each stood with one snowy boot inside and one outside Broders’ Pasta Bar in South Minneapolis on a Friday evening. “We should’ve made reservations.” “They...

Peace is not Passive

One of the gifts of living in a social media-driven world is that we get a window into the minds and hearts of people and learn what they think and how they feel about the issues, other people, the world...
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Patriarchy: Alive and Well in Minnesota

  In early December, I found myself reaching the latter stages of my memoir: Skin by Skin: From Ambition to Compassion. Most of it had been written and rewritten dozens of times over and was ready for others’ eyes on...
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The Problem with Feeling Good

  The core principle shaping modern day American life is finding ways to feel good. Isn’t this the motivation behind vacations, indulging in decadent food and drink, attending lively events and entertainment? Isn’t feeling good the promised result of finding the...

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