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Ninety Seconds

If you’re like me and often find yourself getting swept away by emotions long after you’ve first noticed them in your body, then you may...

Conditional Belonging

I’ve been thinking a lot about conditional belonging lately and what it costs us when we are told that we have to deny our true selves to...

Leading with Fear

There’s much to fear in our lives these days, a raging virus, unfettered climate change, gun violence, and insurrection to name a few. I...

Avoiding Pain

I often find myself inspired to write about my personal experiences with the hope that they may resonate with someone else, yet at the...

Vigilance Anxiety

When I first moved from the city to the suburbs, I noticed an odd calm wash over me. I felt my muscles unclench like my body was exhaling...

Smashing the Shame Story

I’ve lived with a shame story for most of my life. This particular story took form in my childhood and its roots grew deep and strong as...

When Two Worlds Collide

Like many people in this country, I am breathing a big sigh of relief that much of the chaos, cruelty and gaslighting that’s consumed our...

Turning Inward

I’m still here. I listened to what my body and spirit were telling me and took some time away from life as I was living it to turn...

Restless

There are many points during a given day that I feel I’m going to tear down the walls of my house with my bare hands and once I see...

Stuck

Sometime around the beginning of June, I felt a deep fog take root and envelope me. I began to feel like I was suffocating. Nothing felt...

Finding Presence During Chaos

As the pandemic continues and days filled with sameness turn into months, I’ve become increasingly aware that it’s difficult for me to be...

Healthy Choices

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here; I simply haven’t had anything to say. There’s so much going on in the world, so many voices...

Starting A Riot Inside of Us

I woke up this morning to see the news of my old neighborhood in Minneapolis burning in protest at the senseless and violent death of...

Protesting Discomfort

Over the past few weeks of this pandemic, I’ve watched people protest in support of reopening society. There have been photos of people...

A Smaller World

I fell in love with traveling when I left home for the first time on my eighth grade class trip to Washington DC. I was immediately...

A Woman's Choice

I had a dream the other night in which all of the yards in my neighborhood were peppered with political campaign signs, red for the...

Hitting the Coronavirus Wall

I thought I was doing this quarantine thing fairly well. I was maintaining many of my regular practices like going for walks and showing...

A Time for Introverts

I feel fortunate to be an introvert during this time of quarantine. For the first time in my life, it feels like being an introvert makes...

The Opportunity Costs of Survival Mode

This pandemic is proving to be a great education on so many fronts. I feel like the Universe is giving me daily lessons and insights into...