Thankful

I wrote this article a couple of years ago, and while I don’t often “re-write” articles, this one, to me, is more of a practice–a reminder of the blessings in my life.  They have shifted and grown, so I will allow my sharing to grow as well. If...

Surviving the Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, Eid-al-Adha, Lunar New Year, St. Lucias Day, Bodhi Day, Hogmanay, St. Nicholas Day, Las Posadas, Japanese New Year, Diwali…  Just to note some of the traditional holidays celebrated around the world.  And...

The Blessings of Anger

Anger can motivate us, move us, inspire, and inform us.  It can scare us, whether it comes from within or is moving toward us.  Anger can feel overwhelming, even if we’re merely witnessing its wrath.  It can leave pain and sadness in its wake and can exacerbate...

FAMILY

Earlier today, I wept. And I mean wept like an out of control infant. And as I wept, four women from my family sat—my mom, my sister and two of my adult nieces—witnessing me and, ultimately, holding the space for me to let fly some of my deepest hurts and fears that...