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The Weight of Sweet Memory

Walking in the front door of home with my parents and brother who is older by a year and a half, I am maybe four. My favorite Grandma and Grandpa are staying with us from out of state. This time was especially interesting: my brother and I got to each pick out a candy bar […]

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A Meeting of the Minds

Summer has arrived with a pleasant and natural adjustment. My archetypes sit down for a meeting to examine this time.  Everyone is present around the kitchen table, settling into my old wooden chairs: the Sage, the Caregiver, the Lover, the Creative, and the Warrior. My Sage has requested this meeting.  She is the thinker, the […]

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Your Truth Is Waiting for You

I am a writer. It has taken me my whole life to claim this. I used to think that in order to call myself a writer it meant credentials and a paying job in the field.  That its importance and validity came from an external end product.  That proof of being a writer was tied […]

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Living Beyond Our Challenges

Challenge sounds so much more manageable than struggle.  And when we’re in it, we need all the help we can receive. We may go through phases when we fragment daily, only to piece ourselves together enough to repeat the cycle the next day.  You’ve been there, you know what I mean.  Thankfully, these cycles aren’t permanent.  But […]

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One Thousand Gifts

One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp, is a beautiful guide to living grace and gratitude in the middle of regular daily life. “A dare to live fullly right where you are”, this book does not pretend a perfect practice–but it delivers a spiritually supported process. Constantly, consistently, with personal failings.  Embrace the imperfections, begin again.  The journey itself is a […]

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