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Mark Gorkin, the “Stress Doc,” offers us a poetic anthem to burnout and beyond:

For the phoenix to rise from the ashes
One must know the pain… 1,921 more words

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WHERE Is Spirituality?

Some of you know that in September of last year I was 6000 miles away in Transylvania, visiting sites that are sacred to our Unitarian Universalist religious history. 1,701 more words

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Embodied Spirituality

“You do not have to be good,” says poet Mary Oliver.

You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. 1,970 more words

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The Affair....

Next week, many will choose to express amorous feelings towards each other. Couples will exchange gifts as what can be argued as mandated prerequisites for passionate kisses and loving embraces. 325 more words

Love Me In My Shame

Everyone in this space has probably heard of Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles, but have you ever heard of the Seven Anti-Principles?

(The answer is NO, because I cooked them up just yesterday.) 1,614 more words

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Now What?

Part 1

These days I’m asking “Now what!?” constantly, and in a certain tone that blends outrage, fear, and embarrassment.

Now what!? When Congressman John Lewis questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency, rightly reminding people that the 2016 election was indeed deeply tainted, and not just by Russian intervention on Trump’s behalf but also the false impression that the F.B.I. 2,151 more words

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I Can't Do It Alone

“As you float now, where I held you / and let go,” says the father of Philip Booth’s poem entitled “First Lesson, “remember when fear / cramps your heart what I told you: / lie gently and wide to the light-year / stars, lie back, and the sea will hold you.” 1,700 more words

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