I kissed dating goodbye.

From the time I first picked up a New Attitude magazine at the age of 13, until I told my husband-to-be “I think you should ask me out” (the summer I was 31), I lived and breathed the principles Joshua Harris shared in his widely popular 1997 bo...

I went back to school last fall, to study the intersection of trauma and religion. I'm asking questions around why and how religion is both a cause of trauma for many and a catalyst for healing, and how gender and family/community play into which it becomes. In the pro...

August 21, 2018

My granddaughter had her first day of pre-school today.

I had my first day of college.

I don't know how SHE did, but I left class in tears.

Four years ago, during the last days of my Shalem Spiritual Guidance Program training, I had one of those life-altering realizations...

I was lucky enough to see Melissa Febos on a panel at Unbound Book Festival in April. Her words about heritage, addiction and identity were very powerful for me. Her father is a Wampanoag Indian who left her with nothing but dark skin and a heritage of addiction (her w...

September 29, 2017

This week's blogs have been focusing on my own recognition of latent racial fears, and the importance of looking deeply into things we discover within ourselves, even things we don't like or want to admit. Today's post is the next step in this journey.

What Do We Do Wit...

September 26, 2017

 Walking barefoot on the most difficult paths.

I think I'm a good person. Most people think that, in my experience, but I have always worked really hard to make sure it's true. My core beliefs center around empathy and love, beauty and service, respect and inclusion.  M...

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