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Let Me Carry Your Prayers

I’m pilgrimaging again this year! This week I'll be walking, for the fourth time, from the pyramids of Teotihuacan to the Basilica of Guadalupe. 11 hours, 26 miles, carrying prayers...
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Which book to read first?

One of the biggest questions we get emailed is: Which book do I read first? So my team asked me to write my thoughts on my eight book children and where...
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Addiction, Q, Boundaries, and Compassion – Seeking Truth

What do you do when someone’s faith is invested in something you perceive as harmful to them or others? Take Chris, for instance. Chris was part of our community in...
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Be angry. (Here’s how)

On optimism, compassion, and fuel for change I’ve had a small book sitting on my shelf for the past two years, written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It’s called...
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Digging the Roots, Being with Messiness

On being a White person supporting Black and Brown and Indigenous people, part 1 Watch the video version here   I know these are extra confusing times for many of you....
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How to Stop Worrying About the End of the World

Humans: Let’s Face Our Worst Case Scenarios and Move On to More Creative Endeavors   Oh, the enormous amount of energy we humans expend swimming through the choppy waters of...
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Are you a goddess, a doormat, or a distractor?

Tomorrow we will mark the midway point between Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox in the northern hemisphere. On August 1st we celebrate Lamas, also called Lughnasad, a cross-quarter day that...
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Clearing out the comparison

Do you ever have that feeling when you start out inspired by something and then end up comparing yourself unfavorably, or thinking you are not enough, or that you don’t...
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Are you in excess, deficiency, or balance?

Or: Why you want to be a warrior and why you do not. Many plants are medicinal in the right dosage. Take too much and they can be poisonous. Take...
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To the son I never had… a love letter to men and boys

Last year I wrote a blog called “To the daughter I never had” where I shared my experiences spending time with an ex-boyfriend's budding-into-teenager daughter (read that blog here). I...
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On betrayal, making mistakes, and the fiery courage to go forward…

I seriously broke someone's heart almost twenty years ago. I did not do this gracefully or kindly. I had fallen in love with someone else and the transition was abrupt...
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The gift of being erased and the power of neutral

It’s something I used to fear, and now I crave. When it happens, nothing else matters. And though the coming back can be difficult, my life is always different, and...