Peel back the layers.


Keri in Doorway

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Deeper Dive?

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:

personal authority
breaking down hierarchies

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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 snow. The spring season represents opening, rejuvenation, and renewal. The promise of spring shows us that after…
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The Unappreciated Value of an Empty Life

The Vastness of Space “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” ~Carl Sagan Space comprises 96% of the known universe. Our human bodies are 99% space. Yet, despite the prevalence of space everywhere, we humans...
attractive young woman in pajamas using her laptop

I’m in a Long-Term Relationship With Writing

“For now.” That’s the response my husband teasingly gives me each time I claim that some new way of being in the world—a coveted role or title—will be mine forever, or, in cultural terms, that I’ve finally figured out “What...
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I Am Who I Am — For Now

After decades of trying to figure out “what I want to be when I grow up,” I finally found a label that I can embrace wholeheartedly: “multipotentialite.” I heard this concept in a Ted Talk entitled “Why Some of Us...
dragonfly on wood twig

Six Real-Life Ways to Experience Inner Peace

“The pursuit of inner peace is more important than the search for happiness or success.” ~Chris Shea If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you find inner peace to be elusive. You’re not alone. Given the turmoil of our...
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Six Effects of Spiritual Practice That Have Nothing to do With Finding Peace

A Not-So-Peaceful Awakening “I thought yoga was going to make you more peaceful,” my husband teased gently. I had just gotten home from my weekly evening yoga class, and my mind was spinning with thoughts and ideas I just had...
woman with glasses thinking

Writers: Honor the Passion of Your Original Idea

“Let inspiration lead you wherever it wants. For most of history people just made things, and they didn’t make such a big freaking deal out of it.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert Hedging, equivocating, and buffering While peer-editing an article for a friend...
hands holding baby feet

Parenting isn’t an Instinct; it’s a Muscle You Develop Over Tiny Moments in Time

  Photo by Manuel Schinner on Unsplash Colicky Beginnings As a new parent, I often worried that I didn’t “click” effortlessly into the role of mother. I didn’t feel an instinct or a parenting intuition awaken within me moments after...
woman with aggressive face

“Civilized” is Just a Fancy Word for Quieted Down and Emotionally Suppressed

I can feel her, the Wild Woman, coming more and more alive within me with each passing day. She is not a part of me as much as I am a part of her. She epitomizes collective female grief that...
future and past

The Eternal Value of Kairos Time

The Orphan Inside Me Anytime I went out in public with my mom when I was a little girl, I keep a constant close eye on her. It was as if I were the parent, and she the child. If...

shed the old skin.