Alone at The Crooked Door with Hunter, Jacob and Sarah Kay

I packed up from Lake Powhatan this morning. My travels today will take me to one of my very favorite mountain meccas, Blowing Rock, NC. One issue with camping, though, is the lack of access to electrical power. If I’m gone for a weekend, it’s usually not difficult to keep my electronics charged, but the […]

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Relating to Loneliness: Wild

A friend of mine texted me last night who has been struggling a bit with loneliness lately. Her significant other is busy with other responsibilities right now, and she’s becoming aware of the gaping holes in her own social circle. I asked how I could best support her. “Move here,” she said. She was kidding, […]

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Nurturing a Sense of Belonging

One of my beautiful, sweet friends, Julia,  emailed me on Friday and suggested I do a blog on the “sense of belonging.” I’m wrestling with the idea that maybe I’m not as lonely as I think I am. I just don’t feel like I’ve found the spot I belong in.  So the wrestling is whether […]

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Getting Your Rabbit On: Becoming Real

When the SOUL is neglected, it doesn’t just go away, it appears systematically in obsessions, addictions, violence and loss of MEANING. ~~Thomas Moore One Christmas season, I saw The Velveteen Rabbit on television. This was before I had started doing the work on myself that I so desperately needed to do. It touched me so […]

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