Tag Archives: Authenticity

The Path Forward
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“The path forward begins with a question.” That’s what the shaman said during her ceremony. I already knew the answer to her first question, which was “what is your process?” Based on her examples, I knew I tackled issues with … Continue reading

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What I Want in My Life
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Ever since I wrote the post “A Question of Settling,” back in October 2016, I’ve been thinking about how I wanted the next phase of my life to look. I had intended to focus on this question over the holidays, … Continue reading

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The Great Boot Debate
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All winter I searched for two pairs of flat boots: one in brown and one in black. I didn’t think it would be difficult, but everything I found that appealed to me had a heel. Or was knee-high, which I … Continue reading

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Dating … Again
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I’m dating again. This isn’t a place I expected to find myself after my marriage to Michael 1.0 in 1994, but it comes with the territory following a divorce. I get that. I’ve had my share of mid-life dating adventures … Continue reading

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A Question of Settling
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In Summer 2015, when my brother Tom got engaged, I joked he was moving fast. His long-winded divorce had ended just two weeks earlier. “We’ve dated one-and-a-half years,” he said. “And this time, neither of us are settling.” At the … Continue reading

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A Life of Quiet Desperation
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For years, my brother Tom lived a life of quiet desperation. I saw it and recognized it in myself, recognized what I had seen years earlier in my father’s father. I think Mom saw it too, must have at least … Continue reading

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TWO DAYS LEFT to Pre-Order My New Book
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Finishing Line Press will publish my debut poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, this summer. The pre-sales period for the chapbook is currently underway. Sales made during this period determine the size of the print run. Therefore, … Continue reading

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A Question of Power, Part 2
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After the ceremony concluded, I spoke privately with the shaman who repeated Spirit’s words and added, “Your power is housed in your core. It can’t be taken from you, but you can lose or give it away. Your task is … Continue reading

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A Question of Power, Part 1
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Recently I attended a ceremony held by a local shaman and healer who happens to be a friend. (And no, you’d never know she was a shaman if you met her on the street.) Because of what happened later, I’ve … Continue reading

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April is Autism Awareness Month
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April is Autism Awareness Month, and to celebrate, Future Horizons, Inc. made this video featuring Dr. Temple Grandin. It’s simple and inspiring, just like Dr. Grandin herself. Enjoy!

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