Tear Down This House!

I am in the thick of some pretty big life changes which include some major aspects of who I am, or who I claim to be. I am introducing myself by a different name and being seen as skilled at doing work that I have never before done professionally. It is fascinating to observe how […]

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Simple spread, complex insights

One of the most challenging and (for me) the most exciting parts of event planning is the conversation the Expanding Inward team has when we try to answer the question, “What is this event about, anyway?” We’ve picked the theme, we’ve invited the group, people have registered and decided they want to come — and […]

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What’s In Our Hearts

I went toward the rising column of thick yellow-gray smoke. I am like that. Some might see me as a nosy neighbor, but those who know me well know that I am a rescue responder at heart. I didn’t want to get in the way of the fire trucks, rescue vehicles and police cars, but […]

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“Spring” cleaning

I‘ve been working through a very slow bit of spring cleaning recently (yes, I’m aware that it’s now August). This has never come easily to me – it’s not so much that I want to keep a bunch of things, exactly, but the process of deciding which things to keep is frustratingly difficult. After getting […]

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Cycles, Thresholds, and the Best Black Lab in the World

In honor of our upcoming event in September, I had every intention of devoting this blog post to an exploration into some of the historical representations of Hecate — looking at the ways she has appeared throughout different regions and in different forms, exploring some of her symbology, and so on. But, then my mom’s […]

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