Fight Like Hell

I met a really good man on a really weird day in my life. He was giving me advice, and he was kind enough not to charge me for it. I noticed he was wearing a ring with a gold cross, so I asked him about his faith. “You gotta fight like hell,” he said, “and then leave the rest to Him.” I laughed and thought about what he said. […]

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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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Saving Yourself

A few years ago, I sat outside at a restaurant with a young woman I cared a lot about. We met at a new job I had started, and we clicked instantly, even though there was more than 10 years between us. And I admitted something to her then that I hadn’t said to anyone else. “I just want someone to save me,” I told her. She took a sip […]

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