Weekly Reading: 08/13/2018

Sometimes, the only way out of a bind is to stop. Struggling against invisible ropes will only get you more tightly knotted, but if you pause a moment, you may see a way to extricate yourself. Better yet, reach out to a friend. Each of you brings a different perspective to the table, and together … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 08/13/2018

Beyond Little Golden: Hildegard von Bingen

  Beyond Little Golden is a play on the Little Gold Books series of Bible stories for children. Each post will focus on an important female spiritual figure who may have slipped under the mainstream radar. The goal is to bring the spiritual accomplishments of women into the forefront where they belong, and to help flesh … Continue reading Beyond Little Golden: Hildegard von Bingen

Weekly Reading: 08/06/2018

It may feel like you are a spy in your own life right now, watching, waiting, planning and strategizing. Try to find a balance between "looking out for number one" and being "mommy" to the world. You can do both, but it requires a bit more diligence on your part. You don't have to swing … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 08/06/2018

Beyond Little Golden: Feminist Heroes for Spiritual Folk

Growing up Catholic in the 1970s, I had more than a passing familiarity with the Little Gold Books series of Bible stories for children. To this day, I can still remember the stories and illustrations contained in those books. I spent ten years in Catholic school along with three extra years of independent catechism classes before … Continue reading Beyond Little Golden: Feminist Heroes for Spiritual Folk

Weekly Reading: 07/30/2018

Resist the urge to make it all about you. When the stakes are high, it's not about popularity or being the smartest person in the room. You must dig deep into your intuition, carefully weigh your options, and allow your Inner Grownup to come to the forefront. Temper common sense with wisdom, knowing that in … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 07/30/2018

Weekly Reading: 07/23/2018

Be honest with yourself as you run around, doing everything for everyone. Are you being the High Holy Fixer because it's necessary, or because it makes you feel in control? What are you doing today because you feel "no one else will do it right" or "if I don't do it, no one else will?" … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 07/23/2018

Everyday Mysticism: Finding the Quiet

On my last day off, I found myself awake early. Very early. The sun was barely over the horizon, my wife was sound asleep, and I had no where to go. For the first time in a long time, I was surrounded by quiet. I've been on the meditation bandwagon for years. One of the most … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: Finding the Quiet

Weekly Reading: 07/16/2018

Whatever is currently weighing you down, this too shall pass. Whatever sorrow you are bearing, this too shall pass. The oppressive heat of summer, the chilling winds of winter---these are just turns of the wheel. When you begin to understand the cycles of life, you will begin to understand how to truly live. We hope … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 07/16/2018

Everyday Mysticism: The Obligatory Encouragement Post (2018 version)

  Last year around this time, the United States watched in horror as the people of Houston,  then Florida, then Puerto Rico, suffered through massive storms that devastated those communities. From the outside, we watched, stunned and moved to do something, anything, to help alleviate the suffering. It seems like such a long time ago. And … Continue reading Everyday Mysticism: The Obligatory Encouragement Post (2018 version)

Weekly Reading: 07/09/2018

When it comes to material and financial decisions, sometimes it's hard to remember that you're the "grown-up." While part of you knows your mind and trusts that you will make wise and considered choices, that child in your head is still worried about "getting it wrong." This is understandable, especially in times of cultural and … Continue reading Weekly Reading: 07/09/2018