Love

Celebrating Easter (for those of us who didn’t get it)

Have you ever been betrayed? Have you ever suffered? Felt anguished, tortured, forsaken? Me too. We try to figure it out, don’t we? Understand what’s the point, why go on when it’s so clearly hopeless? I grew up in the Episcopalian Church. I loved going to church, watching the priests in their beautiful vestments, immersing myself in […]

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The power of love–pass it on!

We’ve heard these ideas over and over: Love is powerful. Love heals all wounds. Love what is. Love yourself. Love your neighbor as yourself.  All you need is love. For many years, I had no idea what people were talking about. Sure, I loved my family and friends. I had romantic partners and knew that

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Do you live in a friendly universe?

Do you live in a friendly universe?   “I think the most important question facing humanity is, ‘Is the universe a friendly place?’ This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.” Albert Einstein I’ve been reading a wonderful book by a veterinarian, Linda Bender, DVM, called Animal Wisdom. I expected

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Taking a stand

A great friend of mine sent this post by Rachael Rice to me today. It’s long (you can find the whole post here). Here’s an excerpt: “I’VE GOT AN INDICTMENT FOR YOU: Why Aren’t Internet Famous People Posting about ‪#‎Ferguson‬? New-age and personal power transformational coach/entrepreneur/bloggers/people with a following PUT DOWN YOUR CRYSTALS, AND LISTEN UP.

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What if God was all of us?

I grew up Episcopalian. I went with my family to church until I was a teenager, sang in the choir, can still sing to you the beautiful Sanctus that Father Howell would intone before Communion. I loved the stained glass, the vestments, the rituals. And I never understood anything that was being said. I’d try,

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A Thanks-receiving message from Rev. Peter Munson

Peter Munson is a great friend and inspiring colleague. I’m passing along his wise words for this Thanksgiving Day. Meditation for 27 November 2013 From The Rev. Peter A. Munson Luke 12:32-34 32“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give

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What is your mantra?

man·tra  noun ˈmän-trə also ˈman- or ˈmən- : a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating : a word or phrase that is repeated often or that expresses someone’s basic beliefs (Merriam-Webster online dictionary) I was working with someone recently who was feeling pretty awful. She’d move some emotions through, and then grimace

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Coming out as a rutabagean

“When we’re fully in flow, we could be attracted to a rutabaga.”* —Gay Hendricks I’ve been getting more educated about transgender issues. My brilliant colleague, Tara Eastcott, Ph.D., took the time to help me understand how people have almost infinite ways of identifying ourselves. She believes that gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, how we

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I can hardly believe it

Imagine this. It’s 1993. Amendment 2 had recently passed in Colorado, making it legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians. For Colorado gays and lesbians, there was a feeling in the air of hurt, betrayal, pride, and determination. We went off to the 1993 March on Washington ready for action, for a witnessing of our

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