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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:

personal authority
breaking down hierarchies

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The Myth of the Linear Path
I’m writing this fresh off a trip to Boston, where I visited my youngest daughter. She is a senior year at Boston University, pursuing astrophysics and mechanical engineering (tell me about it). She is currently in the process of applying to grad schools, and has sadly so far amassed three rejections. The mother in me,…
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Take the Infinite Approach to Your Work and Your Future

  Photo by Johannes Plenio from Pexels Life is An Illusion “Hey kids, do you see that puddle of water on the road ahead of us?” my dad asked as my family traveled the North Dakota highways on a bright,...
woman climbing metal ladder

Certification Tracks and Life Coaching are Patriarchal Concepts Whose Time Has Passed

  Photo by Vinicius Altava from Pexels “WHY would someone who was so far along in the certification program, someone who had moved past so many barriers already [want to leave the program] ….please, for your own sake, please consider...
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The Last Stop-Gap to Credible, Reader-Minded Writing: Our Integrity

There are 1001 reasons to be glad that the barriers to writing have virtually disappeared in recent years and decades. In many places, especially online, there is nary a speed bump to slow us down before we press publish. Thanks...

Creating For Our Lives

One day, while forming an argument that creativity does not always have to have a purpose or deeper meaning, I sought out some of nature’s strangest and seemingly purposeless creations, figuring that if nature doesn’t always have a reason behind...
house in wheat field

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...
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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...
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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...

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