Category Archives: Storytelling

Telling stories is part of our transformational process as we grow into out authenticity. More important, telling and sharing stories is a powerful tool for integrating life’s setbacks, joys, lessons, and unexpected experiences. Nothing can defeat us if we are strong in our storytelling.

Choosing the Things That Make Life Jump Up and Live

A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until you put her into hot water.                                                                                                –Eleanor Roosevelt In the last two weeks I have heard of three people who died—or are dying—of cancer. This … Continue reading

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My Body Is an Archangel of Love

Today my body is an archangel of love Whose wings fly open in astonishment At the hawk that thrusts past my window, At the tiny monarch caterpillars in my garden, everywhere, Whose mother kissed the leaves of the milkweed On … Continue reading

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My First Poem in Thirty-Five Years

Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön tells the true story of a man who wanted to rid himself of all his negative emotions, but especially his terrible fear. Nothing worked because whatever his meditation teacher told him, he managed to turn it … Continue reading

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