De-centering Whiteness While Working To Decolonize My Thanksgiving Mythology: a lesson in humility

Last week I attended a cultural celebration at our local literacy center. The room was bright and full of music and movement and my kids bounced from table to table trying their hand at crafts from communities all over the world. While they were working on a smudging feather with a woman at the Indigenous …

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The MoMs

I performed this piece at The Horse's Mouth Storytelling night in Lexington, KY. You can watch it here, beginning around the 12 minute mark. I would also encourage you to listen to the other fabulous women sharing stories around the theme Mothers And Others. It was a wonderful night! Today is my 30th birthday. Five …

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When the Experts Fail Us

I've been thinking a lot lately about expert advice. I crave it. The alluring notion that there is an objectively best way to do everything in life is pitched to us in every sphere - books, blogs, seminars - if you're anxious about it, there's someone waiting in the wings to teach you how to overcome it. And I fall for it every time.

An Imprinting of Love: How to Be Gentle With Your Kids and Yourself (at the Spiritual Parent)

I was nine when we moved from our small New England town to the suburban sprawl of Colorado Springs. Everything was bigger there. The houses, the churches, the mountains, somehow even God was larger, more real, more present. Christianity had been an important part of our family culture before, but now it took center stage. …

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