Do Dreams Have An Expiry Date?

I spent a week in Southern India, my first post-pandemic visit, and returned to Dusseldorf just a couple of days ago. It felt good to be with my sisters and laugh and cry and reminisce after nearly three years. We discussed dreams and wishes and hopes as we always do. And then, one of my…

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Grief, Prayers, And Policy

I had the blessing of traveling to Lourdes a week ago. It has been a dream of mine for many years and I was very emotional and grateful that it finally came true. I lit candles and prayed for all of us. On the same day, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos shot and killed nineteen students and…

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Oh, Those Same Damn Triggers Again??!

Do you feel like this when the same trigger keeps tripping you up over and over again? You thought you’d worked on it, overcome it, vanquished it. But here it is again, rearing its ugly head. —— Yeah, me too. So I’m gonna tell you how I deal with triggers. Hopefully it’ll help you as…

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Do You Feel Disconnected?

One of the biggest challenges of the pandemic era has been isolation. No watercolor conversations. No meeting friends for an impromptu dinner. No concerts, shows, movies in outdoor venues. And the hardest thing of all: the absence of connection when a loved one died. No caring hugs, comforting conversations, or space-holders to share and process…

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Finding Calm When the World is in Chaos

War in Ukraine. Floods in Australia. Hate and divisiveness in Texas. And so much more. Ever since the pandemic started in 2020, we have been on emotional overload. With no time to find our feet, we’re constantly being thrust into one crisis after another as we watch our world fall apart again and again. How…

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Slowing Down My Reading

I’ve fallen prey to our culture’s dictate of “more is better.” I’ve developed the habit of reading too much, too fast. So I spent some time reflecting upon my reading choices and decided to alter my relationship with books in a way that feels nourishing. I enjoy light reading at night so fiction is my…

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What Stories Do You Make Up?

Being left out of experiences is a common human experience. When this happens, we feel the pain of rejection. Like we’re excluded, don’t belong. And we make up a story about it. The first story we make up is often about the people who did this to us. They don’t care about me. They’re selfish.…

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Is everyone waiting for you to recover from your loss?

Maybe that’s what it feels like. Do you feel as if your close friends are watching you to feel into how you’re doing? Do you feel like your family members are hurrying you to “get over” your grief? Do you feel like you’re disappointing them all because your grief seems never-ending? ~~~~ I get it.…

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I Can’t Do This Life Alone

I need my soul community to grow with. Every day, some new crisis erupts in our world. As a deeply sensitive human, it feels like my heart is being ripped apart, over and over again. I know you feel things deeply too, so I imagine it’s the same for you. You’re doing everything right. You…

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When I Nearly Fell Off The Chair

Surprises come in many shapes and forms, but this I totally didn’t expect! One Saturday morning I was sitting in my armchair and reading “Journey of Souls.”It’s a wonderful book that addresses an important question: What happens to souls between two incarnations? Where do we go? What do we do with that time?   My…

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