Category Archives: Society

Three Pillars of Male Privilege in America

I believe that many women would agree with the assertion that male privilege is a significant problem, not only to women but to our society as a whole. As a male of more than sixty years, I am embarrassed to … Continue reading

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Elder Parents Journey: Spirit of the Land

My father always had a connection with his land and property that could be called shamanic, though he would never use or approve of that term. One of the key characteristics of shamanic practice is that it is rooted in … Continue reading

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Elder Parents: The Journey Begins

Having both parents suddenly go into an assisted living facility is stunning. It has put me in a place that I never expected—that WE never expected—and it is difficult in a way that I am not sure people who have … Continue reading

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Are You Not Feeling Heard?

Clear communication is central to creating and sustaining relationships of all types. This article explores some key elements to help strengthen your interpersonal communication awareness. Continue reading

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Change The Narrative — With Gratitude

Let’s change the narrative, the stories that we tell about life, the universe, and everything. Let’s work together to create a new narrative, one of compassion, respect, caring, abundance. Of course, the place to begin is within. You have likely … Continue reading

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On Being Gentle

What is the attitude I need in order to weather the current emotional swings of these turbulent times? The word “gentle” kept coming up, and I realized that I did not understand what that meant. Continue reading

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A Warrior’s Refrain

Starting a 7th year teaching the Spirit Paths program, I am afforded the opportunity to examine again what it means to be a warrior. The word has often confusing meanings in our Western culture, and many of our images of warriors … Continue reading

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