recognizing and responding to climate grief

recognizing and responding to climate grief

it was the news that the Amazon rain forest is burning that put me over the top. Until then, I was aware of feeling low grade, back-of-the-mind grief about what we humans have done to the planet. When I heard that, through greed and carelessness, we were losing our...

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5 ways imagination can help you with your health challenge

5 ways imagination can help you with your health challenge

You have, inside your skull, an engine of almost infinite possibility. It’s your imagination. With them, we can travel to faraway lands, relive memories, conjure fantasies and even affect our physiologies. After 131 college students were taken through an exercise...

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Journaling prompts to explore reinventing your life

Journaling prompts to explore reinventing your life

In Buddhist thought, there is an idea called “impermanence.” It’s a recognition that life is always changing. Just when you think you have things sorted, something shifts and you need to adapt. During these times of change, I use the kind promise “I will reinvent...

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Disarm your inner critic with self-compassion

Disarm your inner critic with self-compassion

I was 20 – an ambitious, hard-charging-perfectionist – when I was given a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. MS is a neurological disease whose symptoms may include fatigue, tingling, and paralysis. My initial response was to try to be “more perfect” in order to “beat” the...

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12 ways to boost your energy (even if you are ill)

12 ways to boost your energy (even if you are ill)

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If you, like me, live with chronic illness and disability, the answer is probably “yes!” (If you, like me, live in Minnesota, your answer might be “you betcha!”) Sometimes the “chronic” part of the journey drags us...

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How can our lives become more compassionate and creative – even in the face of difficulty? How can we connect with the sacred? I explore these questions by practicing the kind promises, report my wrangling here and in my monthly newsletter.

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