The Wisdom of Winter

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Sweet Darkness by David Whyte When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. The dark will be your womb tonight. … Read More

Broken Open

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In this episode Margi Dehlin shares an essay she recently wrote dealing with heartbreak, resilience, and intimacy entitled “Broken Open.” The text of the poem is available below. Broken Open, by Margi Dehlin Louise Erdrich wrote in The Painted Drum, “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you … Read More

A Share! The Anatomy of Trust by Brene Brown

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Happy New Year to you all! I thought I would start the month of January off with a share of sorts. A high quality one. John and I were able to sit down and watch this last night. It pretty much rocked our world.  Do yourself a favor– allow yourself the twenty minutes or so to view this video on … Read More

Daily Grounding Rituals

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The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance for the soul than their simplicity might suggest.    — Thomas Moore Our world is covered in white. It happened one night when we went to sleep to soft snow falling outside our window–and woke in the morning to a thick blanket of white. On the trees. Our … Read More

A Poem for You…

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Parachute by Jena Schwartz I found myself wondering how best to thank you for picking up for dropping out for pulling it out of me for playlists and secret notebooks of words you pluck as if from strings in the sky chords you strike and covers you lift for risking failure in the name of truth knowing truth wears many … Read More

Mindful Parenting

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“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples, and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infinite pleasure … Read More

When Things Fall Apart

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 “It may be when we no longer know what to do, that we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.”      Wendell Berry If there is one thing I am asked the most, it is IF I would be willing to share a … Read More

The Gift of Autumn

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Each year, I am equally surprised when autumn bursts into full view. There is no ignoring it.  The leaves morph and change before our eyes, moving away from their emboldened green color to the bright yellows or reds that change the landscape around us and demand we stop and pay attention. The feel of the air turns colder in the … Read More