My paperback is now an audiobook!

Five years after appearing, Born Whole is a brand-new audiobook! I published it in paperback on Amazon in 2019, and just a few days ago it became available as an audiobook on iTunes and Audible as well as Amazon. It’s free! — for now at least, and with strings. The price is set by the company, not by me, and … Read More

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Don’t be a Lifebot.

This is your cue to sit up, wondering what a “lifebot” is. Hint: think “life robot”. A lifebot is a well-intentioned person (like pretty much all of us) who wants to improve a significant aspect of life; a person who has the self-awareness to recognize that something is missing, or out of whack, or plain unhealthy; and whose solution is … Read More

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Tweaking Healing : reluctance to heal vs. effortless joy

Two lines stay with me from the movie “Crash.” You probably didn’t see it. Overall, it was a downer, with painful scenes and a non-Hollywood ending, offering worthy observations of the malaise of modern life. The lines I remember were “The only way we meet people these days is to crash into them” (the character was reflecting on her recent … Read More

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Full Circle: Brightness to the Dark Night and back – a spiritual journey

I came to my path not through academic study, but through my own reading, listening and above all, personal experience. I am deeply grateful for the contributions of others, those on whose shoulders I stand, that enable me to have an appreciation for the importance, validity, and context of what I’ve seen. If I am to make a contribution it … Read More

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The Worst Moment of Your Life

You can’t remember it because it happens before you’re even born, and it echoes through the rest of your life Photo by Evelyn Semenyuk on Unsplash Conception, gestation, and birth; you’ve been there, or you wouldn’t be reading this. You wouldn’t exist. Every human goes through these events, but our experience of them is uniquely our own. The most terrifying moment of life … Read More

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Healing Prenatal Trauma, Part 3: The Environment of the Womb

Conception, gestation, and birth; you’ve been there, or you wouldn’t be reading this. You wouldn’t exist. Every human goes through these events, but how we experience them is uniquely our own. This series of articles is about my experience. If you read it and resonate with it, or if you find it affecting you deeply, I invite you to understand … Read More

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Healing Prenatal Trauma, Part 2: Your Own Conception

Conception, gestation, and birth; you’ve been there, or you wouldn’t be reading this. You wouldn’t exist. Every human goes through them, but how we experience them is uniquely our own. This series of articles is about my experience. If you read it and resonate with it, or if you find it affecting you deeply, I invite you to understand that … Read More

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Counting Time

My years are not marked by seasons’ graceful turn from white to green and white again, nor is my month reckoned by the changing moon, she who makes the tides. I do not measure days as light to dark to light, sun’s faithfulness across the depth of sky; and least of all, the minutes and the hours: they do not move … Read More

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Healing Prenatal Trauma – Part 1: Guinea Pig Number Two

All of us experience distress before we are even born. The events of conception, gestation, and delivery, and our emotional and physical experiences in our mother’s womb, are all absolutely necessary preparation for life after birth; yet if their effects are strong enough they can be traumatizing, holding us back later without our having any consciousness of the source of … Read More

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Writing In the Rain

I am in the universe like a small child at a fair The universe offers a line or a poem a surprise balloon Sometimes like that small child I am distracted from my poet self by the pragmatics of this all too busy life But if I let go that line or poem like a balloon it soars away. So I … Read More

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