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O is for Othering


Originally posted on An A-Z of ELT:
‘Othering’ is the way members of one social group distance themselves from, or assert themselves over, another by construing the latter as being fundamentally different (the ‘Other’).  It is a term that is…

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Brené Brown: wishing you love and light – Ordinary Courage


Nothing has been a greater gift to me than the three lessons I learned about joy and light from people I’ve interviewed who have spent time in sorrow and darkness. Even before Sandy Hook I was reflecting on these learnings as a way to stay centered during the holidays. Continue reading

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Beannacht a Samhain!


Between a friend’s fortuitous posting of a quotation from John O’Donohue, and my congregation’s observance of Samhain this past Sunday, I’m very much feeling that old Celtic soul today. The old Celts believed that on this cross-quarter day, the veil … Continue reading

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Administrivia


I always wanted to use that portmanteau, or “mashup” of “administrative” and “trivia” that used to grace the About pages of old listservs. I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that I’ve cleaned up the navigational … Continue reading

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Tumbling toward Mabon


It’s another beautiful late summer day, and I am emerging from a weekend spent with Bill Mahony, author of Exquisite Love, and my teacher Sara Davidson Flanders, at All That Matters in Wakefield, RI, reflecting on the Nārada Bhakti Sūtras in … Continue reading

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Journaling Redux


Shiny things! I was so wrapped up in my excitement over new technology (see “Journaling and Friction,” 8/27/12) that I forgot to mention the two most important things about journaling. Today on Facebook I came across the following blog post … Continue reading

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Journaling and Friction


Source: readwriteweb.com via Richard on Pinterest All the cool kids “journal.” It seems like such a bohemian or “hipster” thing to do. I remember being really impressed with Samuel Pepys in high school, when at age 14 I started keeping … Continue reading

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A Place of Profound Individuality


The full moon of earlier this week has come and gone, and tonight the astronomical calendar to which I subscribe tells me it’s a “Disseminating Moon (75%).” Still, it has been quite rainy and cloudy here, so I have been … Continue reading

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Unwritten


I have written about my first yoga teacher in the post “A Splendid Awakening,” the post about my decision to learn how to teach yoga. She was a big fan of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten,” which was popular back when I … Continue reading

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An Older Unity


The Dalai Lama visits Thomas Merton’s grave in 1997 at the Abbey of Gethsemani “And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech,and it is beyond … Continue reading

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