27 Jan, 2015

My Experience at Vipassana

The last thing I said to Danny before Vipassana was this: If a woman crawls into your bed at night, don't call security. Vipassana is 10 days of silent meditation where men and women are separated. And not only that, you're separated from all human interaction (even eye contact), your [...]

16 Jan, 2015

If You Haven’t Already, Go See Selma!

From Danny Yesterday marks the 86th year since the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Monday, the United States will observe a national holiday to celebrate and honor his life and contributions to the civil rights movement and the dignity of all human beings. Over the years I [...]

24 Dec, 2014

Peace & Hope on Christmas Eve

Handel's Messiah at Trinity Church on Wall Street was spectacular. It was everything I had hoped it would be. It seems the heavens opened up for a bit while this incredible choir sang lyrics that truly offer so much hope and peace to the world. And you can't beat sitting [...]

21 Aug, 2014

Our Interview on ‘Mormon Stories’

While in Brooklyn, Danny & I did a big 2 part interview with John Dehlin of the Mormon Stories podcast. We talked a little bit about our religious experience, infidelity, infertility, divorce, and ways we have healed. I often get a little teary eyed to think of sharing what I know with a large [...]

24 Jun, 2014

When Your Religion Disappoints You

The recent news about some excommunications in the Mormon church has occupied my heart and mind for the last many days. I am heart sick at the news. I love people who have opinions and share them. I love people who are willing to be true to themselves. I love [...]

6 May, 2014

Walking Meditations and Practicing Gratitude

Pictures today come from our hike around Lake Cuicocha, which resides in a dormant caldera at the foot of the Cotacachi Volcano (By Danny) My mind is still wrapped up in the thoughts and ideas I've had as a result of reading Thich Nhat Hanh's book "True Love" which I [...]

16 Sep, 2013

Happy Monday!

Hi Everyone!! We are catching up after speaking at the conference in Manhattan. All went well!  We spoke about (3) things:  Identity, Choice and the Pursuit of Virtues.  We spoke side by side up on the stand and I just kept thinking what a gift it is to speak with [...]

23 Jul, 2013

First Priority: Healing My Physical Body

I had bad PMS when I was in my first marriage.  That went on for years.  I remember making the realization that at one point I wasn't in a good mood about 2 wks out of the month. (That is 50% of my life.  5 solid years out of ten, [...]

18 Mar, 2013

A Women’s Lecture Series in Brooklyn

  There is a community of women in Brooklyn that would blow your mind. Every week, I attend a lecture with about 30 women.  One of the women will share her personal story regarding her journey of faith. We call it the 'Women of Faith Lecture Series'.  I actually started [...]

1 Mar, 2013

Bringing Back the Sabbath

Have you heard of the Sabbath Manifesto? (thx, Erin Loechner for sharing.)  It starts at sundown today, and I really love the idea.  I used to not quite grasp the value of a Sabbath, but now I'm such a fan of making it a practice.  It is SO rejuvenating and [...]