A Journey to Spirit #8: 30 Years of Darkness

Life had started sliding down hill at thirteen when I was propositioned by a male member of my immediate family.  I started my very long working career at fourteen, and was raped that same year; an old man flashed me on the beach at fifteen; and I had my first…

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The Tenacity of Hope

Spending every Sunday for more than a year now with a ragtag group of Honduran children from deprived, troubled childhoods has turned out to be a surprisingly heartening experience. The kids at Angelitos Felices foster home were like little cyphers to me when I first started volunteering there last April.…

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An Award for Being Herself

If I had remained invisible the truth would stay hidden and I couldn’t allow that ~ Lana Wachowski /Cloud Atlas One of the most basic assumptions in this life as a humans is this binary opposition thing we call boy and girl.  We take it for granted.  When our children…

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ME

…adored Langston Hughes as a child. …loves anything pink. …hosted a scavenger hunt in downtown Houston. …learned to sew on (and still adore) my mom’s old Singer. …have green ballooned curtains in my kitchen. …crazy about my granddaughter. …once owned a little red corvette. …think mangos are my favorite fruit.…

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To be Loved — Part 2

Read To Be Loved – Part 1 here. With Suman nearly 2 years old, Maya was due to give birth any day with their second child. Throughout her pregnancy Maya didn’t receive pre-natal care even though hospitals and clinics were within walking distance of the slum. Her second birthing experience…

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Loneliness During the Dark Days of Winter

This time of year tends to be challenging for me. I would guess the same is true for many others out there. And what’s interesting to me is that although the level of activity with others is often ramped up, so, too, can the feelings of loneliness. Seems like a…

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5 Essential Oils for Pain Relief, Headaches and Achy Joints

Living with any pain can be an aggravating experience. Joint pain can reduce your quality of life and if you throw headaches into the mix, you’ll experience some very unpleasant days. If you’re looking for relief from any kind of pain, you’ll want to consider essential oils. When it comes…

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