ARTICLES

I've written articles for many publications and my own blogs. I invite you to explore these topics at your own pace.

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Wayward Children of the Psyche

A few years back one of my clients used the term "wayward children" to describe the thoughts and physical sensations clamoring for attention when she was trying to focus on work or to sit in meditation. She is...

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Simple Family Rituals

Our lives are filled with opportunities for making meaningful connections between events and emotions. At heart, rituals are using those opportunities with intention.

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Parenting as Spiritual Practice -

Presence, Patience & Guidance

You can imagine all sorts of parenting scenarios and how you might respond to them. And, still, parenting will be a journey in which all your assumptions and ideas are challenged and exposed for you to re-evaluate who you are and what kind of parent you want to be.

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Having and Being Enough

Does the thought of balancing work, kids’ activities, your teen’s after-school job, your aging parent’s medical appointments and care, and connected conversation and (gasp!) sex with your partner...not to mention trying to Zoom with friends and remember to send your sister a birthday card make you so tired you just want to hide in a corner with a blanket over your head? Yeah, me, too.

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A Crone for All Seasons

Several years ago, I was in a women’s spirituality circle with about 10 other women, most of whom were older than me. One of these women was in her mid-80s, and she was a fierce and vibrant woman and feminist. Through many interactions with her and with other women in their late-60s and beyond, I came to an even greater appreciation for the power of aging with as much self-determination as possible.

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