Tag Archives: love

The Best Present Not Under the Tree

With my oldest son getting married at the end of the year we announced that gifts would come in the form of cash to be spent on that trip surrounding the marriage and not in pretty, wrapped presents under the tree. … Continue reading

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When Things Get Tough

A student asked, “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we meet them? The teacher said, “Welcome.” An essay by John Tarrant, Roshi, director of the Pacific Zen Institute, calls this an ancient koan suitable for our time. He says In hard … Continue reading

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There Are No Others: Thoughts on Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the Dallas Police Officers

What will it take to believe it? On weeks like this one that just passed, I feel emotionally raw. The killing. All of it. Being against being. It fills me with pain. For Alton’s family. For Philando’s family. For all … Continue reading

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Team Tolerant

I sit here brokenhearted. Just after last call this morning, the most deadly shooting in US history…50 killed, 53 hospitalized (so far) at Pulse, an Orlando nightclub. My husband saw the news on his feed as he waited in the car … Continue reading

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A Whole New View

Awesome photo by Stephen Edelman It’s that month where we think about resolutions and goals. Some people like to set them so they stay focused. It helps them feel like they’ve programmed an internal GPS to get them to their … Continue reading

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The LOVE Campaign

I was sitting with a group of teens at an athletic event recently and noticed how quick they were to say mean things about themselves: “I’m so fat,” “I’m so ugly,” “I’m not good enough”–the list goes on. As adults, … Continue reading

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The Onion and Other Reflections on Marriage

If you’ve been following me for over a year, you’ve seen this shot before.  If you follow me another year, you’ll probably see it again. That’s because it captures the beauty of the day Mike and I chose to marry … Continue reading

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Love Your Body

We are trained by Hollywood to think bodies should be a certain way. At the Getty Museum in LA, there is a magazine cover with Brittany Spears showing how she looked when the picture was taken. Written in black ink … Continue reading

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