I’m astonished at how much can change in the turn of a season. In late January this year, my mom died. It had been Christmas, just before. But it didn’t feel like Christmas. My mother-in-law had died just two months before; my parents and my children were separated from each other by hours and […]
This Lent, we have a choice: between ‘tempus edax rerum’ and ‘memento mori’: Do we let time devour us, or truly digest our lives?
With the gifts of the magi and the looting of the capitol, we experienced two contrasting Epiphanies this week — one in sacred time, the other quite ‘profane.’ Yet they might lead us each to a similar place of sacred pause: to dreams, signs in the heavens, intuitive gifts and obedience to magic — keeping […]
I love podcasts. So much so, that I’m always this close to starting my own. But I’ll be honest: what’s really fun is being on other people’s podcasts. Getting to talk with brilliant people about what most animates my spirit and imagination? Yes, please. So imagine my intrigue when, about a year ago, my dear friend Sarah […]
You may have read last year (or even a decade ago, if we go waaay back) that I’d been suffering from debilitating panic attacks. I’ve experienced generalized anxiety on and off for my entire adult life, but for awhile last summer, my panic attacks were bad. Every 2-3 days they were triggered, seemingly out of […]