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Perspective check

It’s easy to get wrapped up in our own stuff. Sometimes it’s called being self-centered and self-absorbed. Sometimes it’s called responsibility and management. When we are dealing with our own stuff, it’s easy to start to feel that we fly solo on this journey. And yet, we never do. We are always in relation to […]

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What’s good? revisited

I caught a national TV commercial the other day, where the greeting “What’s good?” was used. Casually, like it’s always been the social greeting. I came out of my chair whooping and hollering with a dance of joy — because this is a simple yet significant signal that the world has begun changing. Or maybe […]

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Mystical is mainstream

I’m so excited! I am a contributing author to this collection of stories. Animals: Personal Tales of Encounters with Spirit Animals is the first release in a series where everyday people share their mystical, spiritual experiences. Although I did not pay to have my name listed on the cover, my story is referenced on the […]

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Everyday supervillans

Okay, here we go: Who are the people in your life who have hurt you the most? Maybe they’re alive, maybe they’re not — for this personal reflection that’s not the point. (The point isn’t about getting all riled up about it, as you will shortly see, so don’t be afraid to really go┬áhere.) If […]

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Lessons from late-spring snow

Spring in the north woods finds me desperately looking forward to dry ground and green grass as I barely tolerate a seemingly endless season of mud. The dogs and our footwear treads don’t seem to mind, though, as boundaries between the outdoors and inside flooring disappear. Spring is like making a change, learning a new […]

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