Cultivating a Sense of Belonging

"By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier." - Susan Lieberman Belonging is a prominent need for us human beings. We desire to fit in, to be a part of something, to feel that we are connected to others. Belonging is a big soap box that I sit on and preach about. When we don't feel we bel...
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A Greeting of the Heart and Soul

While I often tout social media as being a place where I get lost in the abyss of things I don't need to know about, every once in awhile I stumble upon a message that touches my spirit. That was so this week, when I saw an image that spoke about the Maori greeting done in New Zealand. The image immediately spoke to me (similar to the one in this post). I am mesmerized by t...
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Being Grounded in Rituals, Traditions, and Community

Whether we are aware of it or not, traditions, rituals and community play a large role in our lives and livelihood. On the Winter Solstice, my friend Jan Haas mentioned her family getting together to celebrate the day. I said to her, “You really could teach me a thing or two about rituals and traditions.” Over the following days, I realized that was what I missed most abo...
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