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Orlando.

This is unprocessed emotion. I will say fuck a lot. Proceed with that knowledge. We are heartbroken. Again. We send our love to the victims of a mass shooting. Again. We come together to weep and mourn our dead. Again. I can’t go straight to hope, right now. I can’t leap straight from Someone took a […]

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open hands

I crave an earthy spirituality, fingers dug deep into the soil. I ache for a life lived with open hands. These closed fists, with all their clinging and wringing out of breath, grasping after certainty as if after fists full of water, they thirst to let the river run right through. These hands have clung […]

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science + poetry + God

The universe is a miracle, and we’re all part of it. 13.7 billion years of stardust expanding and exploding and evolving, and we’re still born of the same stuff that God breathed into motion before everything. Saturn’s icy rings and the red dust covering Mars, the galaxies burning with stars we’ll never see; all of it […]

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apes with earbuds

Nothing will bring you down from the ivory tower of your own ego faster than looking at your earbuds for the first time in a month and realizing that you are little more than a disgusting meat sack with a slightly larger brain than an ape. You’re not even that far removed from the ape, your […]

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overcoming fear

“The thing about fear and creativity is that they will always be linked.” “There’s not a lot of room for dignity in a creative life. Dignity is just another incarnation of fear.” – Liz Gilbert, Magic Lessons Episode #9, “Dear Creativity and Fear” If you create in any capacity in your life, I highly recommend […]

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begin again

Alternately weepy and enraged, a 4 day tidal wave of hormonal surge showing no sign of relief, she sits on a plush grey floor pillow, in her tranquil new meditation room, candles softly glowing and all background noise shut outside the door behind her to meditate- because surely mindful concentration on her breath will bring some sense […]

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FaceBreak: Week One

There is always a target behind the target, a motivation behind the impulse, an unmet need behind the behavior. I first learned and practiced being aware of this in the years I spent speaking to teenagers. After hundreds of schools and conversations with tens of thousands of kids, some trends became evident. Someone wants to talk […]

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FaceBreak

“Know thyself, yogis.” I say this in my yoga classes, a lot. The wisdom is ancient and practicing it in your modern life means acknowledging your strengths and also possessing the self awareness to call out your own bullshit. For me, this means recognizing that the time I spend on Facebook every day is detrimental […]

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Both/And

Increasingly, I’m becoming a Both/And person. Before we move any further, let me say I realize this is not a unique situation, and is in fact a perfectly healthy part of becoming a fully realized adult human. I am not special in this regard, and I won’t claim to be. But this is my blog, […]

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The Party Crasher

If Inside Out had a character named Loneliness she would looks something like the 1000 pound woman from that awful TLC special, but somehow still she would still have horribly bony, pointy elbows that she’s constantly jamming into your kidneys. She would act moody and unpredictable, lumbering in and taking up all the available real […]

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