Let’s Take A Stand & Unify

Let’s Take A Stand & Unify

When I posted my review of the Chris Hedges video "The Politics of Cultural Despair" on my blog yesterday, I had no idea how prescient the timing of that would become. Like my BIPOC sister, I was horrified but not surprised by yesterday's deadly QAnon and Proud Boy coup attempt. I was not shocked that shirtless white supremacists dressed in bull horns, KKK symbols, and QAnon markings waved Confederate flags in the seat of our democracy.

Here’s A Way To Give Or Receive A Blessing in 2021!

Here’s A Way To Give Or Receive A Blessing in 2021!

As dire as things seem, I have high hopes for at least one thing in 2021, and I'm excited to tell you about it. But first, let me give you some back story. Seven years ago, I co-taught an online program called Medicine For The Soul with my spiritual mentor Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom. It was a great honor to teach with her and I learned from her far more than I offered in that class, I’m sure, though she tells me we are practicing “inter-generational mentoring.” One of the eight live classes surprised us a great deal.

Could Humans Be Like Starlings in 2021?

Could Humans Be Like Starlings in 2021?

“Beauty, grief, death, the struggle with our own mortality, the search for a life of meaning, love, the capacity for transformation- those forces are ones that make us stop and become introspective and think and look within ourselves to see who we are and where we’re going. And that’s what any totalitarian state seeks to crush... And yet, we have kind of blissfully checked out.”

Holding Paradox as a Portal to Peace

Holding Paradox as a Portal to Peace

We’ve all seen this famous image. Is it two white faces looking at each other? Or is it a black vase? See how you have to shift your lens to see one or the other? It’s almost impossible to see both at the same time, isn’t it? But if you pull back far enough, you...

Gratitude Boosts Your WELLth

Gratitude Boosts Your WELLth

My friend and esteemed colleague Jason Wachob, who founded Mind Body Green, where I am a regular blogger, just released his new book WELLTH: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume. I contributed to his book on the topic of gratitude, and I want to share with...

Stop Fighting Life

Stop Fighting Life

I have two friends who are trying to do beautiful things in the world. One is an ardent environmentalist who really passionately yearns to save the biosphere and protect the planet. The other is a social worker serving abused, abandoned, neglected, traumatized...

The 21 Day Compassion Challenge

The 21 Day Compassion Challenge

What does it take to become more tender, open-hearted, and compassionate human beings in a world that trains us to judge, criticize, compare, blame, and shame? How does this evolutionary initiation happen, when one makes the journey from the head to the heart and...