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*** Have you ever felt like the words of another deeply hurt your heart? Have you ever said words that were wounding? Join author, doula, chaplain, and yoga teacher Amy Wright Glenn for an hour of reflection and meditation on this topic. Learn techniques to both heal and calm. This webinar will help you bring…(Read More)

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  Child abuse is 40 times more likely when single parents find new partners: Here are three steps to protect the children   “As a divorced mother of a young boy, I reached out to Dr. Laura Markham, founder of Aha! Parenting and author of “Peaceful Parent: Happy Kids,” for advice. She shared her top…(Read More)

On being called a traitor

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Traitor. Christ hater. Liar. Secret Muslim. Whew! Upon the publication of my most recent PhillyVoice article entitled Take heart America: Standing in courageous unity with our Muslim American citizens, I took a deep breath. Given that hate speech/crimes against Muslims in the US are at a record high, I understood that I was putting…(Read More)

“I won’t hit you”

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This evening, my 3 and-a-half year old son pretended to read. He used his finger to follow the shapes of words moving slowly from left to right. I watched him turn a framed poem by Khalil Gibran into a window wherein I could view his evolving and unfolding consciousness. “Look Mama, Daddy wrote…(Read More)

Magical

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  How grateful I am for this boy. Yes, upon hearing for the 20th time in one day, “Momma, let’s play trucks!” I find myself digging deeply into a motherhood well of patience. I am 41 and know more about diggers, backhoe loaders and excavators now than at any other point in my life…(Read More)

I delivered this sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, July 27th. Note that the myth of Cupid and Psyche was shared with the congregation earlier in the service.  I build upon this myth as I reflect upon human love. ____ In the story of Psyche, our protagonist sets out to…(Read More)

In Lieu of Presents

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Today, my son Taber turns three and we celebrate at the beach. Balloons, homemade gluten-free cake, beer, and a wide variety of vegetarian dishes grace our table. Friends gather with children and we play an “introduce yourself” game with a large, colorful parachute. The little ones laugh loudly while running underneath, and on top…(Read More)

Iran on My Mind

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I pull my 22-month-old son along in the hand-made red, wooden wagon my husband built last Christmas. We enjoy our familiar “wagon rides” to our local Walgreens. The cashier with wildly adorned, seasonally inspired hats greets us with a smile. I pull my son through the aisles picking up his favorite Pirate…(Read More)

Every Mother Counts

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Known for her iconic image, Christy Turlington Burns does more than model an ideal of physical beauty. Following the birth of her first child, Burns suffered from an unexpected postpartum hemorrhage. Her safe recovery depended upon the wise response of an effectively outfitted medical team. But what of women who do not have access to…(Read More)

Not long ago, laws protected the “rights of men” to use physical force to correct or punish their wives. A husband’s ability to assert his authority through corporal punishment was accepted as a social norm. Due to the dedicated efforts of activists working to improve the status of women, legal prohibitions forbidding any form…(Read More)