Monthly Archives: November 2014

My heart is so heavy today

Dear America, My heart is so heavy right now. A grand jury indictment should be so easy to make. When nine out of twelve jurors need to say that yes, there is probable cause of criminal activity, and when nine … Continue reading

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Do small things with great love

I’ve been exploring two themes in my head a lot lately, but especially over the past week. I wanted to formulate more cogent ideas around both of them, but in meeting myself where I’m at, and allowing my thinking to … Continue reading

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Freezing

Starting anything is always the hardest part. I’ve noticed over the last few years, though, that sometimes I feel stuck and immobile in a way that doesn’t seem, for want of a more nuanced term, ‘normal’. Ripping off the band-aid … Continue reading

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Turning away and leaning in

Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. You can not turn away. Your destiny is bound to the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by … Continue reading

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Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself

Am I boiling up in anger and resentment and agitation inside because I am now seeing a new truth to a situation? Or is it because it is the middle of November? Or because I’m recognizing how paralyzing perfectionism is … Continue reading

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Step One

Just keep showing up, no matter what, with an open mind and a whole heart. -Joan Sutherland Step One: Get out of bed. When your baseline mood is hovering around zero, energy minimal, motivation non-existent, Step One is the step … Continue reading

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Accepting ickiness: also, because sometimes this is what it looks like in my head

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd … Continue reading

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