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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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

Au Revoir, 2013: A Tribute

I love the fresh start of a new year. Every December I daydream in the realm of possibility - I envision the person I want to be, all of her blossoming wishes and truths, and I paint a picture in my imagination of how my efforts in the next year will support me on my … Continue reading Au Revoir, 2013: A Tribute

Authenticity Meets the Little Puzzle Piece

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” – May Sarton One winter when I was in college, a giant snowstorm clobbered Chicago and essentially closed down the city. Classes were cancelled and we were snowed into our apartment, so my friends and I worked on … Continue reading Authenticity Meets the Little Puzzle Piece

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