The Physics of Rage

Divine rage is fierce, disciplined, and visionary…The aim of divine rage is not vengeance but to reorder the world.– Valarie Kaur in See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto on Revolutionary Love This feels like a particularly scary time in history to be exploring...

For the love of disruption

I have a challenge for you this week: Answer the question “How are you?” honestly. I know, I know. The correct response, the expected response, the comfortable response for everyone involved is, “Fine, thanks; you?” And then the other person says, “Fine” or “Good” or...

The Moldy Maraschino of Selflessness

 A bunch of years ago, back during my first marriage, there was this one particular visit with his family. My then-hubby was a little ramped up about it, as many of us can get in the run-up to a visit that evokes a complexity of feelings. I got a little ramped...

Big Emotions and Bad Behaviors

Theresa and I are streaming a show that can be summarized as what a soap opera would look like if made by the production crew at Hallmark. Honestly, I pick on it mercilessly and then I easily go back for more. Like I said, soap opera qualities. In a recent episode, a...

Falling in love is so 1993

A client recently described to me the difference between falling in love and rising in love, a concept she had seen on a cleverly worded social media post. It rang as true in my heart as in hers, that falling in love is gravity, it is easy, it is effortless. It...

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