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October 14, 2019

After attending a conservative undergraduate school that seemed to find reason to judge everyone, I found myself disillusioned.  I moved to Japan and had great reservations about religion and probably humanity in general. 

While living in Japan for five years, I at...

October 11, 2019

That's the thing about chocolate bunnies.  We look forward to them every year around Easter.  We know that they are sweet and yummy and just can't wait to sink our teeth into them and then when we finally do, it's as if we forgot what we already knew from all the times...

August 6, 2019

When I was recently at the Wild Goose Festival, I kept hearing a couple of terms pop up: intersection and intersectionality.  It eventually got to the point where I thought I'd explode if I heard either of the

terms again. 

The terms would be used something like this: "M...

January 10, 2019

Do you hear that?  That small (or not so much) annoying voice that keeps telling you that you can't achieve your goals.  The one that tries to talk over the nudges from within that remind you just often enough what you were made to do.  The voice that says that we aren...

May 16, 2018

I had a chat with a friend the other day about happiness.  She asked me about the pursuit and if it really comes to any meaning.  Perhaps it's just futile and only leads us on a goose chase that leaves us feeling tired and bitter.  It was a great conversation and it ga...

May 8, 2018

I took a self care day today.  I knew that I needed it, but I had no idea how much.  It was nothing too crazy - I didn't go to the spa or try to find a guru on a Tibetan mountain.  I kept it simple, but it was just what my soul was longing for.

I started the d...

January 2, 2018

My hands gripped the kine tightly but loosely enough to allow some flexibility as I brought it down in quick, sharp movements upon the rice in the usu.  Each of the initial strikes caused the water that was in the rice and on the kine to fly up into my eyes and I...

December 21, 2017

Spanda: (Sanskrit) (n) def. tremor, vibration.  The precise moment when the sun peeks over the horizon at sunrise; the space between the inhale and the exhale; the nanosecond in which potential is birthed into creation; the momentary glimpse of the True Self within....

December 15, 2017

One of the most common resolutions that folks will set for themselves is to get physically fit.  It may be to lose weight, gain muscle, start a workout regimen, eat healthy, or any number of things that lead to physical health and wellness.  This is a noble undertaking...

December 11, 2017

"I'm going to take another class or two and then I'll really be ready to do this thing."  

"Let me just read a couple more books to make sure I'm really prepared."

"I should do a little more research online before I dive into it."

Any of these sound familiar?  T...

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