spirituality and faith

Dance Your Way to Happiness

  When I was in Paris, France, this past summer, in the Church of Mary Magdalene in the Opera district, I walked in and began to dance. It was Bastille Day, only I didn’t realize that until later. The energy of freedom was in the air, and when I heard the organ, there was nothing I could do put take off my shoes and move. I have never danced like […]

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The Courage to Heal

I have both a mother and a daughter within me. For I am both a mother and a daughter. And what I recognize, as issues come up in my life, is the old schema: The wise crone. The rebellious youth. These beings have been at odds in my soul, and yet they are one. Unifying these parts is the key to my success in this life. And I am only […]

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A Life Full of Gifts

Almost five years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was baking cookies so my kids could put them on a plate for Santa Claus. The house was full of the smell of chocolate and sugar, but there was also a lot of tension, because my then-husband and I were in the midst of intense marital struggle that was leading to an end point. But it was Christmas, a time of year […]

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This Is the Time for Healing

I keep telling myself I’m not going to write on this blog so much. I’m going to save up the posts, publish them in a measured way. But this is not how I operate as a person. Because there is so much in me that has been waiting to come. There is so much to reveal, and to be revealed. Why not live into abundance when it exists, even if […]

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Identity Is Not Fixed

“I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end, nor do I really know myself.” –Thomas Merton, Christian contemplative “It is who we become that transforms the world, not what we do.” –Sandra Ingerman, Shaman, teacher, writer My yoga teacher recently told me, “I wake up every morning a different person.” “Me too!” […]

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What If There Are No Mistakes?

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day” Yesterday, a wise friend of mine drove me from our comfy little table outside a cafe in Old City Philadelphia to the beaten-down pounding lot set up by Philadelphia Parking Authority, because they had towed my car. I had been having a great conversation with two other women, but […]

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