Never lose an opportunity of seeing something beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Beauty is the basis of my spiritual discovery process. I found the Anglican church on a trip to England, back in '07, a time of big transition. My then six-year-old and I visited St. Martin in … Continue reading Moving from Religious Trauma into Soul Healing, Part III: Beauty
My Bodysmith friends and I have been asking ourselves: Do we even want to make resolutions for 2017? Does it make sense to replay the same self-assignments, year after year? The question makes sense if you think about how New Year’s resolutions have evolved over time. From ancient Babylonia to our present civilization, people tend … Continue reading Why do I want this? Skip resolutions and Go Deep instead.
How do I know if I’m in an abusive church? Religious abuse keeps us quiet because of the beliefs that support it. In fact, if you have difficulty with your faith tradition or your church, you probably think it’s YOU with the problem – not the spiritual guidance you're receiving. I felt invisible, stupid, and scared as … Continue reading 15 Signs of Religious Abuse: Toxic Faith, Part I
My husband keeps asking how I want to celebrate my dreaded 50th birthday. He means well. But nothing sounds quite right. A Mediterranean cruise?...No A zip line through the Rocky Mountains?...No A party with all our friends and a margarita machine?...No All I can imagine is being quiet somewhere in a remote cabin, with good … Continue reading On Turning 50: What Matters Now?
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How to Write about your Life and recover from Trauma We all experience trauma: Big T and little t and all-points-in-between trauma. Relationships end. We fail at things. People die. We meet more people. Lessons get learned. And each life holds a unique story that could be a page-turner if mined deeply. We can … Continue reading Life-Writing: Pain Into Art