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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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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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How Idealism and Realism Come Together to Bring Hope into the World.

An edited Version of this article first appeared on elephant journal. Ares: “They don't deserve your protection!” Diana Prince: “It's not about deserve, it's about what you believe. And I believe in love.” People often say that it’s children who...
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How to Create, Think, and Manifest Like a Badass Universe

An edited version of this post first appeared on elephantjournal.com “Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Anytime I play that...
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The Trouble with Ambition

This article first appeared on elephantjournal.com   Ambition: “A strong desire to do or achieve something.” ~ Oxford Dictionary “An ardent desire for rank, fame, or power.” ~ Merriam-Webster dictionary “An earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction,...
Personal Growth

Six Ways Mindfulness Increases Consciousness

In spiritual circles, nothing causes more buzz than the opportunity to learn a practice—a breathing or meditation technique, for example—designed to increase consciousness. We sense the “enlightenment” waiting just behind it. Certainly, I was one of those students whose eyes...
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Unleashing the Feminine: A Word about our Words.

“Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale Of all the things that have been under attack since Donald Trump took office—healthcare, the environment, the Clean Power Act, and minority and immigrant communities—the degradation of words...

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