Author Archives: JKW

Prison Break

My son and I were sitting outside together, talking on the back deck of our home and he asked me an interesting question. He said, “What would you do if you were put in prison for life with no chance … Continue reading

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A Message From a Tree

There’s a tree that I talk to on the path where I walk my dogs every morning. The tree doesn’t look like much. It’s skinny, and shorter than the other trees surrounding it. I don’t even know what kind of … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

Today feels like one of those days. I call it a “static-y” day. It means my energy feels out of whack and no matter how many metaphysical, energetic-correcting tools I pull out of my box, nothing seems to work. I … Continue reading

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Gentle Is As Gentle Does

  Last night I went to meditation at the bookstore around the corner from my house. I was lucky enough to go to meditation twice in one week. With summer break just four days away for my kids, I need … Continue reading

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When the Past Catches Up to the Present

When Jessie was three I put her in a pre-k program at a private school. She had an August birthday, so she was the youngest in the class. I sent her to “school” because of my two children she was … Continue reading

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Opening Doors to Compassion

I love compassion and this morning I was given a gift. For starters, I went to my favorite coffee shop for my mocha. Anyone who knows me knows that I used to be at Caribou every morning – rain or … Continue reading

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What’s in a Label?

I cried this morning in the Starbucks. I had to get up and get a napkin to make sure my mascara wasn’t running down my face. I cried because I read yet another article about Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner. This time, … Continue reading

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Trusting in Life

Last week my son was home sick for two days. The week before that, my daughter was home for three days. There were some stuffy noses and not-so-great nights of sleep, but in both cases, I felt like saying, “Buck … Continue reading

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Rhythms

Drums play Night and day A beating A rhythm In the heart There’s heat Outside It’s Cold Allow The rhythmic heart To meet the world Exactly where it stands Life is lived From Inside out Deep love shows itself In … Continue reading

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What’s in a Prayer?

After dropping the kids at school this morning, I was on my way to the coffee shop (yep, I’m still addicted to my mochas), listening to the Bert Show on my local radio station, Q100. I like this morning show … Continue reading

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