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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:

Groundedness
embodiment
self-love/power
personal authority
truth-seeking/speaking
breaking down hierarchies

I’m glad you’re here.

I love to hear your thoughts and comments, so please don’t be shy!

You can also find my work scattered about the web. The Urban Howl, Elephant Journal, The Edge Magazine, The Good Men Project, Grown and Flown, Rebelle Society and others.
SHED THE OLD SKIN.

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, sunny day. My two younger brothers in I, crammed together in the backseat, shifted our…
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Butterfly

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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Trump’s Language and the Degeneration of a Culture

This post originally appeared on elephantjournal.com Words matter. The words we choose to communicate our thoughts—whether through writing or speaking—matter. The order in which we speak our words matters. The words we leave out or add in matter.  It all matters....
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Embracing the Life Cycle of our Creations

This post originally appeared on elephantjournal.com I selected a delicate teacup from the collection displayed on Joy’s kitchen countertop. Joy is a woman I call a friend, therapist, and guide. She poured two cups of hot, green tea. We sat...
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15 Quotes from Novels that show us where to find our Heroes

There has been much talk in recent months about looking for a hero to come forward and save us from the tyrannical and fascist impulses of President Trump and those who surround him. Some, like Jon Stewart, beseech the media...
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50 Novel Quotes That Explain Why Readers and Writers of Fiction aren’t Surprised About Trump

The ways in which the powerful govern/rule over its people says everything about who we are at the core. Which is why, from the great classic novels to modern day fantasy and dystopian novels, this relationship has always been and...
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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...

shed the old skin.