Category Archive: spiritual

Sep 23


  I’m excited to share that I will be leading the Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program at Tree of Life Interfaith Temple beginning in October! Some people feel a call to spiritual mentoring (also called spiritual direction or spiritual companioning) as a vocation. The skills of deep listening, holding space, and becoming comfortable discussing spirituality across faith …

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Jul 07

Incite Love

A new day

I woke up at 2am and couldn’t get back to sleep. My mind kept turning over and over. What can one person do? I have anger, and I know that anyone (especially a woman) who acts out of anger get dismissed. I also know that Love is stronger than Fear – and there’s a whole …

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Aug 04

From the Razor’s Edge

Where does your knowledge come from? Not the ‘book learning.’ Not the lessons imparted by your parents, friends, or society. The knowledge you have deep within. What I’m finding recently is a new appreciation for the knowledge gained by my times of intense struggle – being on the edge of death. There were the physical …

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Apr 14

On Tenebrae

Don’t fall asleep Hold space for me for my prayer for my sorrow My life is in your hands Don’t fall asleep   Don’t fall asleep You are weary so am I there are some things Bigger than either of us Don’t fall asleep   Don’t fall asleep Your wakefulness can heal the world your …

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Jan 23

Perspective and Hope

On Sunday, January 22, I lit the chalice as part of the opening of worship at the UU church I attend. Here is what I shared. When I was contemplating a chalice lighting for today, one spiritual writer came to mind immediately: Julian of Norwich. For those who don’t know her: Julian – not her …

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Nov 28

Privilege and Balance

It is a mark of privilege that I have been struggling since the election. I’ve come to some conclusions since then – just three weeks ago – that I’d like to share with you. Please follow, like & share:

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Aug 02

Grieving While Spiritual

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My dog died four weeks ago. To be honest, four weeks ago my husband and I made the decision to euthanize our dog. There wasn’t much of a ‘decision’ to make; she could no longer walk, and she was refusing both food and water. I came home from a working-vacation in Maine in order to …

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Oct 12

Can I trust? Can you?

There has been a recent pattern in my life asking me to trust God. I freely admit I have some issues with it. I continue to be reminded that “we make plans, and God laughs.” I make goals for my (side) business, but as with many other aspects of life, there is only so much …

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