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Category: bodies

Stand in your power ...

During the last year or so as I made hard decisions about the direction of my life and career, I faced strong headwinds of frustration, confusion, and even anger from friends and colleagues. As I navigated these tricky moments, my spiritual director would often ask me to close my eyes and imagine myself. She would […]

The weariness of constant improvement ...

I conquered entropy last week and jump-started my old routine of rising before dawn and hitting a 5:45 AM spin class at our local gym. Kudos, right? Afterward, I took some time to stretch and strengthen my freshly battered muscles and I saw that someone had written a supposed-to-be-inspirational statement on a chalkboard in the […]

Faces ...

I indulged in a facial last week. Pure delight. I was struck by how gently and tenderly my aesthetician treated my face. Such light touches, Such gentle strokes. It almost brought me to tears. Weird, right? Think about it, though - our faces do such majestic work all day, every day. They are how we […]

These are the men #2 ...

These are the men ... colleagues and friends, who see women as teammates, equals and partners in the world. These are the men who never take credit for her ideas, who always ask her opinion, who happily get the coffee, take the notes or bring snacks to the meeting. These are the men who tell […]

These are the men ...

These are the men … The men who are over the moon to become fathers to little girls. Who play rough and tumble, but also hold close. Who teach their girls to be brave, as well as beautiful. To be courageous, as well as gentle. To be assertive and kind. These are the men who […]

Telling the truth ...

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open." (Muriel Rukeyser) I was a teaching pastor at a wonderful church. I am also a woman. This brought with it a multitude of potential land mines, one of which had to do with what I wore when I […]

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