Practice What Brings You Peace

Practice What Brings You Peace I don’t know about y’all, but life has felt very hard as of late. I, like others, am horrified by what I see on the news. My heart aches for the people of Ukraine, the people of Russia who are risking their lives to stand up and protest, and to…

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The Connection Conundrum

Where have Meaningful Conversations Gone? Approximately 10 years ago, I was on vacation with my partner and friends. One evening, we were headed into the lodge at Lake Crescent to grab dinner. Walking through the lobby on the way to the restaurant, I was mesmerized by six young people aged 8–17 gathered around a board…

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Using Boundaries to Create Healthy Relationships

    Using Boundaries to Create Healthy Relationships Have you ever had arguments or disputes with your parents? I bet we all have. I remember one significant occurrence with my dad, the man who loved and raised me the best he could. I was in my mid-20s and had just returned from a three-month trip…

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Our Stories: Are They True or Is It Time for a Reckoning?

  Our Stories: Are They True or Is It Time for a Reckoning? Hi, everyone! It has been a while since my last post. The past 16 months have been a time of reflection, learning, rethinking, and shifting for me. I find myself in the land of in-between, still marinating, still discovering. I am an…

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Re-Entry: Just Do YOU!

  Re-Entry: Just Do YOU! My partner and I got to visit with a friend from Chicago recently. We made it clear that we wouldn’t be hanging in our house because I was still not fully vaccinated (I get my 2nd vaccine mid-April). But we found other ways to enjoy each other while respecting this…

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