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Righteous Self-Love is Worth Aging For!

Righteous Self-Love is Worth Aging For!

A dear Sister asked me recently where I currently, personally stand as a single woman in my forties on the topic of welcoming relational union into my life. I thought it could be fun and useful to share my thoughts  here. I absolutely love conscious partnership and...

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Embracing Our Holy, Imperfect, Astounding Resilience

Embracing Our Holy, Imperfect, Astounding Resilience

At first glance, my closest women friends and I appear to be confident and worldly women; women who enjoy the privilege of education and opportunity; spiritual women whose natural orientation is to love and service. One of us recently produced a brilliant documentary...

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Post-Millenials on The Way to School

This morning as we drove the short distance to my son Ezra’s school, my daughter Arayla (14) asked, “Is it true about the rumors, Mom? The ones that say we could have World War III in 2020?” Her stark words reverberated painfully inside our car. I was quiet, noticing...

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Ezra’s Tiger Medicine Dream

A couple of mornings ago I woke up in a funk of my own grumpiness. A sinus headache I’d had for a few days was proving difficult to shake off. A cold winter greyness was pouring in from the outside, and I sensed in my heart a definite hint of the blues. I was finding...

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The Grit, Grime & Grace of Family Healing

The Grit, Grime & Grace of Family Healing

  One recent night before bedtime my children and I gathered in the living room for a family meeting.* My daughter Arayla, who is fourteen, had called the meeting, informing us that she had some “grievances” she needed to clear with her younger brother, Ezra....

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Profundity of Presence

Profundity of Presence

This moment. This very moment that our whole lives led up to. Oh my, such an amazing realization every single time! I’m writing this and you’re reading this in THIS moment. I confess I notice a little self-consciousness that accompanies this desire to speak to the...

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A Dharma Bell for Self-Compassion

What if every single time we are triggered, and every mistake we make is an invitation for self-compassion; an invitation to be merciful with ourselves? What if the very presence of reactivity—either inside of us, or coming at us—can be a dharma bell for...

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New Decade Blessings

Happy New Year, new decade, new holy moment from our little family to all of you… I feel a simple prayer for us all. A prayer for ever-deepening presence in our living and our loving. A prayer for intimacy with the gift of this moment and what it means to keep our...

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Vigilance & Mercy~ Preview!

Vigilance & Mercy~ Preview!

Dear Loves, Whew, my friends…these times! Oh my. How are they for you? I notice for myself and so many others, including most of my closest kindreds, these times are really working us over. Perhaps in extremely potent times of immense evolutionary transition, it’s the...

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“If our love for life remains conditional, based upon us getting our own way or life looking the way we want it to, we remain defended against the slap of life’s ruthless uncertainty.

The degree to which our hearts are guarded and armored against life’s horrors is the exact degree to which we are also closed to its brilliant love, beauty, and joy.”

 

“If we learn how to consciously meet our suffering, then even our suffering is the precise medicine needed to bring us deeper home to life and to love. ” 

“As we learn to open wider to the depth of grief that is here for us—personally, collectively, and globally—we can allow the honest inclusion of our brokenness to bring us home to what’s unbreakable.  ”