Last month, the weight of the pandemic felt personally unbearable. A go-to strategy to relieve despair and renew my own spirit is to reach out to see if perhaps others can relate. I hopped onto Twitter with this simple question: “What is one word you’d use to describe your emotional state right now? Mine is ‘exhausted’.” No photo, no cute emoticon Continue Reading
How To Respond When Everything Falls Apart
When everything falls apart, you learn what you are made of by how you respond. Yes, first you mourn and cry out in pain and despair. And then, when you find that you have endured, perhaps the worst you could have imagined, you have choices to make. How do you hold what has happened and how do you walk toward healing? When adversity confronts - Do Continue Reading
Are You Ready To Take A Breath?
Stop right now. Put your hand on your heart and take a breath. What a time we are in. There is so much free-floating anxiety and fear. Trust in institutions is shattered. It is not only the political climate. There is the fear of out-of-control climate change and the coronavirus. Truth itself is questioned. We feel it in traffic and on social media. Continue Reading
To Those Who Are Brave–We Remember You
This is a time of great extremes - there are people who cower in the corner instead of speaking up, while others shine a great light with their bravery in standing up for justice. When despair grips us, it’s helpful to remember people who spoke (and speak) the truth and took courageous action, regardless of the consequences. These often ordinary people acted Continue Reading
What is Being Birthed From This Darkness?
There's so much darkness and chaos right now. The environment is cloaked with it. I can see it in my newsfeed. I feel it on the roadways. In moments like this, I have to reach deep, to what I know to be true. Here it is: I know that light comes out of the darkness if we wait long enough. In the very beginning of the Hebrew bible, we read that chaos Continue Reading