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Heartbreak

September 18, 2019   |   Leave a reply

I drove blocks out of my way to avoid passing a department store whose name matched the last name of his new girlfriend. Every night, I dreamt the same thing over and over again: he left me, he left me, he left me. Finally, I moved to a new town as if I was shipping out with the French Foreign... READ MORE

A follow-up to my previous post…

September 16, 2019   |   Leave a reply

I’ve said this to dozens of people. To a person, to a person, every one has turned, looked at me, and said, “I don’t mind at all.” This question seems to evoke a moment of softening in everyone I’ve posted it to. Each has made an effort to connect with me, and each time this happens, I calm down. It’s... READ MORE

Faith

September 13, 2019   |   Leave a reply

I figured that making a relationship with the person in charge couldn’t hurt. As she walked away to get him, I realized even in my panic that what she really wanted was for the captain to take his own read on my sanity. I guessed she thought there was a chance I could make this a very long flight for... READ MORE

Protect your peace of mind.

January 23, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 5:18 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project. Welcome to a new week! It has been quite a week here in the United States and elsewhere. There has been an upwelling of concern for others, rejection of hatred, and a longing for peace, justice, and tolerance. No matter what your political beliefs, I am... READ MORE

Just You and Me

January 21, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Since the presidential election, I have felt called to do more. To get involved with organizations that stand for the values I hold dear, to call my elected officials to give them a piece of my mind (or at least read one of the suggested scripts from Facebook), to march and rail and educate myself about my own ignorance and... READ MORE

The healing power of compassion.

November 14, 2016   |   3 Comments

Hello, dear, brave warriors. I want to share with you a piece I wrote for Lion’s Roar on November 9, called “Don’t Bite the Hook: Five Things to Remember Post-Election.” As a community of practitioners, now is the time to put our practice to work as the foundation for bravely standing up for what is right without losing a sense... READ MORE