Disruption as a Tool for Awakening {Scene & Story}

Disruption as a Tool for Awakening {Scene & Story}

Radical discontinuity. Disruption. Drastic change. They all pull us from our unconscious daily grind, into awareness. Interruptions make us look up from our mindless meandering. They make us notice. Disruption becomes a tool for awakening.

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Creating Sanctuary: Reflections on Keeping the Sabbath for a non-Jewish, non-religious family

Creating Sanctuary: Reflections on Keeping the Sabbath for a non-Jewish, non-religious family

We’re not Jewish. We don’t belong to any church. But Sabbath keeping has become a sort of temple-making where we find repose in God. This is how our non-Jewish, non-religious family keeps the Sabbath to create sanctuary and renew our spirit.

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And The Tree Spoke: Nature as Healer {Scene & Story}

And The Tree Spoke: Nature as Healer {Scene & Story}

These trees speak to me and call me by name. They are my medicine. My church. Among the trees, I commune with the Divine.
Nature is a Healer. It is our birthright to follow the medicine that calls to your soul.

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Welcome Beautiful Soul :: An Introduction – Writing to Heal, Sacred Self-Care, and Healing Stories

Welcome Beautiful Soul :: An Introduction – Writing to Heal, Sacred Self-Care, and Healing Stories

Welcome beautiful soul. I made this for you:: Here are my best tips on Writing to Heal, creating a practice of Sacred Self-Care, and personal stories for healing + spiritual growth.

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A New Year’s Eve Journaling Exercise for Healing and Growth

A New Year’s Eve Journaling Exercise for Healing and Growth

The year ends on the tail of a new moon offering us a beautiful space for self-reflection.  I recently stayed at a sea-side cottage in coastal Maine where I could see the tide recede from the shoreline each afternoon.  There’s an emptiness, a receding-ness, about the new moon energy too. It’s the same energy that supports us as we release negativity and all things that […]

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Birthday Gratitude:: 39 Things I’m Grateful For

Birthday Gratitude:: 39 Things I’m Grateful For

39 things I’m grateful for on my 39th birthday Because gratitude is a message to the universe that we are ready accept, expand, live.  1. A partner who loves me, mind, body, and spirit. 2. A daughter who has taught me more about joy, beauty, goodness, and truth than other person on earth. 3. Protection from God’s angels. 4. Poetry. Not just poems, not just words. […]

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Writing Prompt: The places I am from

Writing Prompt: The places I am from

Having a sense of place grounds us. It keeps us rooted as we sprout out in the world. Describe the places you are from.

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The Joy of Being & Making Humans (Poetry Book Review:: Calenday)

The Joy of Being & Making Humans (Poetry Book Review:: Calenday)

I read these poems over and over as my two-year-old daughter jumps on my back, bouncing – riding me like a horse. I can feel the absurdity of trying to read poetry as she nays behind me and sprinkles fairy dust on my head. Then I finally give in when she pulls at my hair and I’ve had enough and I turn to look at […]

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Writing Prompt: This is my peace

Writing Prompt: This is my peace

Peace is a state of mind and a spiritual achievement. Look beyond your struggles to contemplate what peace would feel like in your life. Then write to define – and create – your version of peace.

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An Eternal Poem: Time as Healer

An Eternal Poem: Time as Healer

What are we to do with each other’s pain? I’m already dancing in a different skin and I’m not sure I know how to write a healing poem. Only that it begins with an open heart. Poetry is not so much like prose – where word count and time matters. Sometimes the words sputter out in three-quarter time – they waltz into the center of […]

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