This 22-minute TED talk by the poetic, passionate, and inspirational Valerie Kaur is a wow! She makes her case from the birthing room to the world stage. This is worth your time and attention. I am a fan. And, perhaps, just perhaps, her words and perspective will help soothe our collectively ragged hearts. Go gently, […]
Today is the fifth anniversary of the shooting in Newtown. It is a day many of us will never forget. Let us take a minute to remember the 20 children and 6 staff members who lost their lives needlessly to the collision of mental health and easy access to weaponry. This piece is for the […]
Suicide is often a sudden, unexpected death. It leaves loved ones reeling with shock, confusion, heartbreak, anger and whole panoply of emotions. When word gets out about a death by suicide, there is a ripple effect. The loss moves out in ever-widening circles and whoever hears or knows anyone impacted by the loss wants to […]
Being without a mother is special kind of club. Only those that share the experience understand the profound ache for once what was or could have been. Mothers are lost for a myriad of reasons – be it childbirth itself, accident, illness, poverty, circumstances of family, culture, or fate, and the like. Mothers, though physically […]
The Shack by Wm. Paul Young was on The New York Times bestseller list (2008-2010). This book generated a great deal of conversation. Some loved it; some hated it. And recently, The Shack was released as an “American-Christian fantasy film” complete with country and Christian music. In 2007, Young wrote this book as a Christmas […]
Hearts are a multi-purpose system of physical stamina, energetic well-springs, cellular wisdom and sanctuaries for our emotions. Now, more than ever, in our fractious and divided world we need to be reminded of the power of the heart. It is through the heart that we bridge chasms, find common ground and recognize the humanness in […]
In three minutes, Sabrina Benaim beautifully and powerfully explains the often misunderstood concept of depression. Brava! Very well done!
Recent events in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas have brought blood shed, once again, to our front doors. Our country is divided by skin color, religions, political affiliations, bank accounts, education, ethnicity, opportunities, and neighborhoods. So is our world. This violence is very painful — and scary, too. It reflects too much fear. And fear, like […]
This is a short and inviting TED talk that reminds us that our idiosyncrasies can be a doorway to creativity and wholeness. Onward in loving and accepting our unique selves!