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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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What Ayurveda Can Teach Us About Our Emotions
  Image by Gloria Williams from Pixabay Most of us have difficulty accepting our emotions, especially the uncomfortable or embarrassing ones like anger or envy. Our reaction to feeling these emotions rise up is often to bury them, reject them, or quickly try to reframe them. But emotions are the greatest truth-tellers our body has and…
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An Ayurvedic View of the Emotions

An Ayurvedic View of the Emotions

“What is here is elsewhere; what is not here is nowhere.” The Mahabharata Ayurvedic philosophy Of all the wisdom and learning I gained during my years of studying and teaching Ayurveda, the most lasting and influential component was its underlying...
Thoughts on Freedom

Thoughts on Freedom

When I hear the word “freedom,” an inner bell sounds off inside my heart. I have only recently understood that freedom is my ultimate quest in this lifetime. It means the freedom to be myself, to do what I enjoy,...
What Anger Taught Me About Suffering

What Anger Taught Me About Suffering

And how this knowledge led to joy A broken relationship Years ago, I started conversing with my emotions. I’d sometimes talked about my emotions, but it never occurred to me to converse directly with them. I’d never tried to understand...
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Not Who I Was — Not Yet Who I Will Be

Lessons on transformation from alchemy, myth, and the butterfly Six months ago, I asked the Universe to put me in the crucible for transformation. It did so. I made this request because I sensed the ending of a life cycle....
Man observing rays of light

Four “Truths” We Believe in Without Even Knowing We Do

How to recognize and free ourselves from cultural conditioning Cultural conditioning From the time we are children, we build a collection of “truths” about the world. We don’t know that they are actually true; we haven’t studied them in-depth, nor...
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Why Enlightenment is Not my Path

When I first started studying yoga and spirituality, I hoped it would set me free from depression. My journey with depression began with a trip to the bookstore, where I walked out empty-handed after browsing for over an hour. I...
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We’re Here for Transformation. Now’s our Time.

Did you know that there is a stage in the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly, inside the chrysalis, in which it dissolves into nothing but a liquid mass? What was once a caterpillar is no longer distinguishable from...
Empty nest

The Upsides (and Downsides) of Empty-Nesting

Photo Credit: Evelyn Chong from Pexels For all the changes we’ve been through individually and collectively since the Covid-19 pandemic hit last year, one thing has remained the same: kids grow up and move away from home. My husband and I count...
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One Way or Another: The Reconciliation of 2020

reconcile Four years ago, right before the election, I wrote a blog post entitled, On the Precipice: Trump, Clinton and the Election of 2016. When I wrote it, my hands were shaking with nervous anticipation. I...

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