Gentle guidance means choosing love over fear.

Gentle guidance will always lead the way (so long as we allow it)

I am grateful for gentle guidance. Lately I have felt off-kilter, a bit blown about, and most definitely caught up in my own head. Getting sick didn’t help (although off-brand Advil did). Fortunately, in recent days I have remembered that gentle guidance is always accessible. Gentle guidance is always around It’s usually not more than a breath […]

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Robert Frost poem The Road Not Taken is also a song

Caring community is so infinitely more satisfying than pseduo-solitude

To my caring community: If you don’t already get weekly #thankyouthursday emails from me, the below is a glimpse of what would have landed in your inbox this morning if you did. The subject line always completes the sentence “I am grateful for…” (Today’s subject line was “Caring Community”): Sorry about the subject line—I know “caring community” […]

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Grace by Natashia Deon is worth reading, and more importantly, worth reflection.

I read Grace by Natashia Deón and it was uncomfortably similar to current events even though it takes place in the 1800s because racism is still going strong in America and can we please do something about this? Like, for real?

By the time my hold alert on Natashia Deón’s Grace came through from the library, I’d forgotten why I’d requested it. No matter. I dug right in—and was depressed for the next three days while I read it. No question, the book is beautifully written. The story is artfully told. It’s just not a very nice […]

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Oprah loves Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

A Love Warrior love letter from the devotee who wrote the Reading Group Guide

Glennon Doyle Melton’s astonishingly radiant book, Love Warrior, officially came out into the world on Tuesday, and for very good reason it is the new pick for Oprah’s Book Club. I hope everyone I know—and everyone I don’t know, for that matter—will read it, because Love Warrior is one of those books that can really, […]

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Sometimes reluctant discipline is a puddle of sweaty, partially tear-soaked gym clothes.

That time my reluctant discipline made me cry in public and it was the best

Forget motivation. Reluctant discipline brings the greatest rewards. I’m sure there is an internet quote I should attribute for that insight; I know I saw something recently online, and whatever it was clearly stuck with me—just not well enough to get credit. At any rate, whoever inspired me is right. This week I got proof. To […]

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