The Peace of Wild Things

I posted this Wendell Berry poem a few years ago that a friend passed on to me. I thought it was so beautiful and relevant, always relevant. During this pandemic, I thought it was worth passing on, again. *** “The Peace of Wild Things” When despair for the world grows in meand I wake inContinue reading “The Peace of Wild Things”

Ken Doll Travels to Key West

A few years back, my friend Kendra and I traveled to Key West for a girls’ weekend away; well, almost a girls’ weekend. Ken doll (yes, as in Barbie and Ken) accompanied us—a gift from our friends Kelly and Siobhan. “You are to text us photos of Ken having fun in Key West,” we wereContinue reading “Ken Doll Travels to Key West”

I Wonder…

I recently watched Crown Heights, a drama based on the true story of Colin Warner who was convicted of a murder he did not commit, resulting in 21 years behind bars, 21 years of horrific injustice, 21 years of a changed life. The story is also (and equally) about his best friend, Carl King, whoContinue reading “I Wonder…”

(a belated) Cheers to the Chiefs

When the Chiefs captured the Super Bowl victory on February 2, it sparked a childhood memory. One Christmas, my mom and dad gave my four siblings and me matching hats and scarves with Kansas City Chiefs monograms. We lived in a rural town a few miles north of Kansas City, MO. (Yes, Missouri, not Kansas). Continue reading “(a belated) Cheers to the Chiefs”

Welcome to February

February and valentines are like Bonnie and Clyde. For better or worse, they go hand-in-hand, ‘til death do them part. As clichéd as this partnership is, I must give proper attention to it if I want to truly engage in February. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, “The Sex Doctor” Like most I suspect, I wasn’t trained inContinue reading “Welcome to February”

How are You in This New Year?

A few years ago when I was struggling to manage stress, uncertainty, and loss, I found it difficult to answer this question, “How are you?” Some days, some moments, I just wasn’t sure. To help me better identify how I was doing, I drew a stick figure, and based on the following definitions, I assignedContinue reading “How are You in This New Year?”

Pain Body

Are you familiar with Eckhart Tolle? If so, then no introduction needed. But if not, here he is in a nutshell: German-born spiritual leader, author of The Power of Now, an odd little man at first acquaintance. But ahhh, don’t tune him out too quickly. I had the pleasure of attending one of his retreatsContinue reading “Pain Body”


The past two weeks I took a detour from my body image posts to give attention to Thanksgiving and the loss of a family member. Today’s post continues on the body image theme. I’d love to see you in one of my Embodiment classes beginning in January and February. For more information and to registerContinue reading “Breasts.”

A Child’s Sacred Cries

There is a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3 Last week I dedicated my Thanksgiving blog post to Mike Henry, my ex-husband’s brother who unexpectedly died on November 23. My ex-husband and I were married for twenty-two years. After our divide, weContinue reading “A Child’s Sacred Cries”

The Power of the Pause

Note: After writing this blog post, Mike Henry, my ex-husband’s 58-year-old brother, unexpectedly died. We will be traveling this Thanksgiving to attend a funeral, to pause, and ponder another life gone. I dedicate this blog to Mike, who remained and will forever be with his high school sweetheart, Sherry; who was also the father ofContinue reading “The Power of the Pause”

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