I Trust This Day (A Prayer To Start Your Morning)

Dear God/Spirit/Universe/Higher Power/Life, I trust this day. I trust this space where I am standing, and I know that I’m exactly where I need to be. I know that this phase of my life is both its own unique chapter and an apprenticeship to something greater. I am strong enough to hold that paradox. I … Continue reading I Trust This Day (A Prayer To Start Your Morning)

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Holy and Messy: Letting Your Life Purpose Find You

“They say, Find a purpose in your life and live it. But, sometimes, it is only after you have lived that you recognize your life had a purpose, and likely one you never had in mind.” – Khaled Hosseini   Sometimes the I Don’t Knows swoop in, slide around my neck, frighten me, sink me. … Continue reading Holy and Messy: Letting Your Life Purpose Find You

Anxiety, My Teacher: Gentle Strategies to Look Fear in the Eye

There is a frantic young child inside me who screams and shakes. Her name is Anxiety, and I can feel her quivering in my chest. She emerges from a guilt-soaked place, dripping with fear and hysteria so thick I can see it dripping from her limbs. She insists on compulsions to make her feel safe. … Continue reading Anxiety, My Teacher: Gentle Strategies to Look Fear in the Eye

Dear You, Love Spirit: A Transformative Exercise

“Perhaps someday I'll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.” – Sylvia Plath   I struggle with a disorder called trichotillomania. I compulsively pull out my eyelashes and eyebrows, sometimes on purpose and sometimes in delirious trances  -- I blink … Continue reading Dear You, Love Spirit: A Transformative Exercise

At 23 – Passion, Peril, Confusion, Resurrection

“…It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey...” – Wendell Berry   I want to record this moment. I am 23 years old. I am sitting … Continue reading At 23 – Passion, Peril, Confusion, Resurrection