Poverty is not the opposite of riches

Poverty is not the opposite of riches

My husband and I have been together fifteen years, and every Christmas we end up broke. It’s this crazy thing we joke about that happens no matter how well we plan our finances, and it’s not because we’re reckless or because we can’t add. The truth is, there’s only so...
I Don’t Belong Here

I Don’t Belong Here

I don’t belong here. In this place. In this family. In this life.  I’m sure we’ve all felt that way, and probably thought we were the only one to ask, “why am I here?” The only one to question the purpose of our existence. Especially when we have so much to be...
A Leaf in the Breeze

A Leaf in the Breeze

When I was sixteen, I told my surrogate mother how I saw the world. “I feel like a leaf in the breeze; being delivered wherever and whenever I need to be”. She was horrified. As a mystic, her concept of life revolved around layers of reality that require you to...
What’s Really Going On?

What’s Really Going On?

When something happens and I feel “threatened” or “betrayed” how do I respond? Better yet, how much control do I have over how I feel in the moment? These are the questions being asked on the planet, even by the most learned of philosophical, political and spiritual...
Translating the Drama Into Dharma

Translating the Drama Into Dharma

We know in our heart of hearts that it’s all synchronicity. That we can trust everything is being taken care of by wiser forces than ourselves. And yet, we seem to get dragged down the rabbit hole of panic and uncertainty. Unsettled by the world in crisis. Anxious to...
Accepting Our Expert Self

Accepting Our Expert Self

As a tween-ager, I was told I was experiencing “psychological pain” and that my psychological pain was a natural consequence of my mother leaving in the middle of the night for a new life in another state, but to tell you the truth, it didn’t bother me that much. In...

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