Relationships and Love, Uncategorized

That Time I Almost Got Stuck on a Volcano, and I’m Not Making This Up

First, you should know that I did actually almost get stuck on a volcano once, but don't worry because it wasn't an active volcano. I'll come back to that in a minute. Also, this wasn't my first brush with volcanoes. I lived in Portland, Oregon when Mount St. Helens erupted  in 1980. I vividly remember… Continue reading That Time I Almost Got Stuck on a Volcano, and I’m Not Making This Up

Body Love and Body Kindness, Healing Difficult Emotions, Uncategorized

Twelve Cool and Surprising Things That Happened When I Practiced Deep Breathing for a Year

If you have been following my blog, you may know that last May I began a breathing practice. I have continued my breathing practice* all year, and I have been blogging about it each month. You can read about month one here. (And there are links to the other months, too.) I knew that good… Continue reading Twelve Cool and Surprising Things That Happened When I Practiced Deep Breathing for a Year

Healing Difficult Emotions, Politics and Love

How to Know if People are Treating You Badly

I write frequently about people becoming more powerful together by loving themselves and each other. (Love here = actions of kindness, compassion, and respect that nurture the good and heal the wounded in ourselves and others). If we want to love ourselves, one of the most important things we can do is to stand up… Continue reading How to Know if People are Treating You Badly

Body Love and Body Kindness, Uncategorized

Belly Fat: A Love Story

This week I was going to write about how we can know when people are mistreating us. And I am going to write about that soon. (You can read the first part of that post here). But this week, a few things happened that made me decide to change the focus of this post. Here’s… Continue reading Belly Fat: A Love Story

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Philosophy and Love

Ten Principles of Being Human

I am working on a blog post right now about how to know when we are being mistreated by other people. I hope to publish it this weekend. To know if we are being mistreated, it seems like we must know a few basic principles about what it means to be a human being. So,… Continue reading Ten Principles of Being Human

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

About Baking Bread and Changing the World

I made bread this weekend. I think bread is amazing because the end of the process is radically different from the beginning. For instance, when I made bread this weekend, I started off with a mess of yeast and oats a water that looked like this: It did not look promising. Then I added flour,… Continue reading About Baking Bread and Changing the World