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Healing Justice

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Embodied Prayers for Peace in the World

Embodied Prayers for Peace in the World

Greed can and may destroy this planet. It is the greatest weapon of mass destruction humans employ. It devastates the Earth and destroys the life of the soul. Like many people across our planet, my heart hurts when war machines rumble, tyrants revel in domination and extraction, intimidation and murder in Yemen, Syria, Ethiopia, and […]

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NOTHING IS NORMAL. PANDEMIC MUSINGS

NOTHING IS NORMAL. PANDEMIC MUSINGS

  A friend posted this a few days back and it captured perfectly my sense of myself and the current state of affairs in January 2022 two years fully into the pandemic with no clear end in sight. ************************* January in Southwest Pa. the nights are dark and long, the days cold and gray. The […]

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Wholehearted Instructions for the New Year

Wholehearted Instructions for the New Year

Wholehearted Instructions for The New Year Wrap yourself in fierce tenderness. Perhaps a hand-knit shawl, a sweet song, a hug, a dog’s face sniffing and licking your tears, or the trusting hand of a small child. Nourish yourself with teas, soups, brisk outdoor walks, and lengthy meditations. Write yourself a letter from a beloved ancestor, […]

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The Medicine of Tenderness

The Medicine of Tenderness

  WHEN THE HOLY THAWS A woman’s body, like the earth, has seasons; when the mountain stream flows, when the holy thaws,when I am most fragile and in need, it was then, it seemed, God came closest. God, like a medic on a field, is tending our souls. Our horns get locked with desires, but […]

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What I Am Learning These Days

What I Am Learning These Days

What I am Learning These Days It is okay not to be okay. These are rough times. The uncertainty present moving forward in the seemingly never ending season of Covid,  the spread of misinformation, the deep need for racial healing, divisions in the country, climate change and more.  This is a whole lot on the […]

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My Autumn List for Wellbeing!

My Autumn List for Wellbeing!

I enjoy lists. Not merely for tasks, but also to remind myself to prioritize relationships and wellness. Discovering Bullet Journaling in 2018 led me into a whole different realm of managing my self directed life with a mindfulness based approach that incorporates goal setting with self reflection and journaling. https://bulletjournal.com/ I strive to create lists […]

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Fall Equinox: Finding Balance and Blessing.

Fall Equinox: Finding Balance and Blessing.

Happy Fall Equinox! Like many folks in the Northern Hemisphere, I celebrate the turning of the Celtic Wheel. These past seasons of Covid, with political polarization and now the Delta variant that brings with it, rising Covid numbers and ongoing uncertainty, I am drawn towards seeking stability, grounding and connection. For over eighteen months, I […]

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Summer. What’s Next Ain’t Easy.

Summer   Summer. The Joys/dreams/memories and longings of summer. It seems the pace of life slows down, perhaps this allows us to savor both sunrise and sunset. At sunrise, the morning birdsong and at sunset, the hum of insects serenade us in a Symphony of the Species that occasionally, depending on location, can include bullfrogs, […]

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