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June 1, 2020

Hey folks!

I am sitting here thinking about the Black Lives Matter movement and all of the great conversations, information, resources, and even memes that have been popping up on my Facebook feed lately. More specifically though, this morning I am thinking about the us...

April 16, 2018

Earlier this week I read a reflective blog by Jessie Harrold about cultural appropriation* in the healing practices of white women  (http://www.nalumana.com/calling-myself-in/). In reading this invitation to examine our own practices it struck me that even when we want...

August 3, 2017

As I think about what I am writing I feel pulled to self-identify my position, like I use to a lifetime ago when the work of Patricia Hill Collins and Dorothy Smith started to shape how I understand womanhood.

I’m a white middle-class cis woman who, in my parenting (as...

March 9, 2016

 

I should start by saying that this is a continuation of a previous blog about the difficulty in allowing ourselves to be vulnearble in a way that leads to deeper connection and meaning in our lives. While the last blog on vulnerability focused on the barriers and the...

January 14, 2016

 

My sister and I have had many conversations about what she calls cognitive restructuring and I call shifting our lens (basically changing how we see the world). We are discussing the same thing but our educational backgrounds shape how talk about and understand it.  S...