Love and Ashes

Love and Ashes

Sometimes I imagine God up in heaven leaning back with his feet propped up on an ottoman, popcorn in hand…getting some good ole fashioned belly…

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New Podcast Episode on Unstuck: A Conversation with a Gay Christian

New Podcast Episode on Unstuck: A Conversation with a Gay Christian

This podcast episode’s interview might be one of the most sacred I ever do. Amanda Kerr is a third year graduate student at Wake Forest…

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Don't Go Down (with the Ship)

Don’t Go Down (with the Ship)

Today I participated in what some might consider a rite of passage for one of my daughters. I sat nearby while she and a friend…

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Listen Up, Sweetheart.

Listen Up, Sweetheart.

I am sitting on the floor in my bedroom just outside the opened door of the bathroom where my five-year-old is taking a bath. I…

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Unstuck Episode 6: Understanding the Resettlement Process

Unstuck Episode 6: Understanding the Resettlement Process

You can find Unstuck on iTunes, Simplecast, or your favorite podcast venue. In Episode 6 of Unstuck I talk with Kaily Otten, a program director…

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Mirrors

Mirrors

“How does this look? I come out of my closet with an ivory silk scarf wrapped around my neck and in my favorite sweater, both…

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Unstuck Ep. 5: A Conversation on Power and Culture

Unstuck Ep. 5: A Conversation on Power and Culture

In this podcast I get to share with you my dear, courageous, strong friend, Lauren Barnett. Lauren is one of my most beautiful and eclectic…

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Unstuck Ep. 4: A Conversation About Being Black

Unstuck Ep. 4: A Conversation About Being Black

I am excited to share with you a conversation I recently had with Charlotte therapist, Resi Johnson, about her experiences of being Black in her…

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Ep. 3 Unstuck: A Conversation on Friendship

Ep. 3 Unstuck: A Conversation on Friendship

AHHH! I am so excited to be sharing this podcast with you today! We recorded it several months ago and it was worth the wait….

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Take Off Your Shoes

Take Off Your Shoes

Oh, friend. You’re close to it, aren’t you? To the burning. Oh, sweet friend. Ok. You feel the heat…“on the far side of the wilderness”…

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I Love To Watch You Play

I Love To Watch You Play

Sweet Girl, When you were a baby, when we lived in California, and before you could walk, I established a routine where I would take…

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Accessing Your Expletives

Accessing Your Expletives

Most of us are familiar with at least one type of personality test. The Myers-Brigg. The “Big 5”. There are tests that classify you by…

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Then Don't Do That

Then Don’t Do That

When I was a little girl I would do this this thing that I am sure made my parents laugh when I wasn’t looking…maybe even…

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Unstuck, Episode 2: On Anxiety and the Angst of Being Human

Unstuck, Episode 2: On Anxiety and the Angst of Being Human

After some frustrating software and editing issues I am so glad to finally get this interview up and going! I had so much fun talking…

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A movement towards natural childbirth is changing the way America's children are born. Parents who choose natural childbirth tend to be knowledgable about birthing and highly involved in the birthing process. Images taken at Unity Health Center, Rochester, N.Y.

Productive Pain

When I was pregnant with my first child I learned about something called “productive pain”. “Labor pains are different. It is PRODUCTIVE pain,” some well-meaning,…

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