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Wholeheartedly Teaching to an Empty Room

Wholeheartedly Teaching to an Empty Room

Earlier this week, for two days in a row I wholeheartedly showed up to teach a webinar to an empty room of zero participants! The day before that, on the first day of the webinar, I had one attendee, sitting there in her little zoom box, receiving every word. Because...

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21 Keys to Sanity While Stewarding Teens

21 Keys to Sanity While Stewarding Teens

21 KEYS TO SANITY WHILE STEWARDING TEENS 1. We are rewarded in our willingness to endure difficult, painful, and even messy conversations with our teens, in which complexity, triggers, and tears might arise, on both sides. 2. It’s never about perfect. It’s about...

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Treasures from The Trenches of Parenting Teens

Treasures from The Trenches of Parenting Teens

It’s always a fruitful challenge to try and glean the treasures of something while still in the jaws of its medicine, right? ✨ Recently I received a text from one of my longtime, dearest friends. She and I have been soul sisters since before we became mothers, and...

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FEELING IT

FEELING IT

A couple of mornings ago, when my son woke up and came out of his bedroom, he found me sitting at the kitchen table, staring at my computer, my eyes moist with tears. Concerned, he asked me, “What’s going on, Mom? What’s happening?” I wiped away my tears, looked at...

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When I Think I Know Anything, I’m A Fool

When I Think I Know Anything, I’m A Fool

When I think I know what to expect from someone’s heart or mind or soul, I’m a fool. Anything my mind perceives about what can and cannot be healed is limited perception at best. Some I’ve initially imagined might be traumatized beyond repair have then revealed an...

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In All Directions (A Mother’s Day Story)

In All Directions (A Mother’s Day Story)

Seven years ago on Mother’s Day eve, when my kids were ten and six years old, I decided to sit in ceremony with a dear medicine woman sister. It was just the two of us. In my fantasy, it would be a sweet, nurturing Mother’s Day gift to myself, a chance to open my...

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Easter Eagle’s Vision: Loving What’s Here

Easter Eagle’s Vision: Loving What’s Here

Last night I shared one of those dinners with my wild, disheveled teen offspring that set my heart in its rightful place. There was nothing special or extraordinary about it. We hadn’t even planned on sharing dinner together. In my kids’ busy schedules these days, we...

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Meeting You

Meeting You

Meeting you today in the tenderness that comes with being alive. The sheer tenderness of relational existence; of being human in relationship with other human beings. The honest tenderness of being inseparable from the pulse that fuels both war and peace. Meeting you...

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“If our love for life remains conditional, based upon us getting our own way or life looking the way we want it to, we remain defended against the slap of life’s ruthless uncertainty.

The degree to which our hearts are guarded and armored against life’s horrors is the exact degree to which we are also closed to its brilliant love, beauty, and joy.”

 

“If we learn how to consciously meet our suffering, then even our suffering is the precise medicine needed to bring us deeper home to life and to love. ” 

“As we learn to open wider to the depth of grief that is here for us—personally, collectively, and globally—we can allow the honest inclusion of our brokenness to bring us home to what’s unbreakable.  ”