Category Archives: MiriamBlog

Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

(Originally posted in the Huffington Post 10/04/2013) I was a real family girl as a kid… well attached, loved my family to bits, substantially more prone to homesickness than my siblings. I remember the feeling of being curled up with … Continue reading

What to Do When My Child Lies?

13 Ways to Respond, Prevent, and Strengthen Honest Communication (Originally posted in Huffington Post, June 2, 2014) Think of the times in your life you have lied. And why. Were you afraid of what would happen if you told the … Continue reading

The Sustaining Weave of Small Gestures

(originally posted in Huffington Post, Dec. 23, 2013 ) A few days ago, as I brought my Christmas mail to the post office, a young mother caught my eye. She was planting a quick kiss on her envelopes before dropping … Continue reading

We-Retreat ~ Notes & Reflections

Notes & Reflections on our recent We-retreat at Morning Star, Next Step Integral headquarters in British Columbia, Canada, August 15-20, 2013 The emergence of a higher We is a fertile field. As tempting as it may be to claim, “This … Continue reading

Receive Generously: Getting to the Core of Our Human Thirst

(Originally posted in Huffington Post, April 16, 2013) I was 13 when, due to a number of conducive circumstances — including being immersed in gorgeous choral singing in a candlelit chapel, and my own spiritual fervor — I experienced my … Continue reading

You’re It! An Invitation to Show Up Fully

(Originally posted in Huffington Post, November 12, 2012) Remember that feeling when you played tag as a kid and got caught? “You’re it!” And there was no more running away, no swerving or turning back. The only way onward was … Continue reading

For the interim time…

(Originally posted in Huffington Post, February 2, 2012) This past week, I have been living life with tears just behind the layer of daily functioning, joys and busyness. The troubles of this world, the craziness of our humanity and the … Continue reading

Reflections on our recent Integral Community Seminar

It’s been over a month since we gathered at Whidbey Institute on gorgeous Whidbey Island for our 2011 seminar. Over 50 of us came together to explore and experience what integral community feels like, looks like, and what it takes … Continue reading

How far can we take our gratitude?

Originally posted in Huffington Post, September 25, 2011 (Title “Can you be grateful for what you don’t like?) “Lying under a starry night last week while camping and looking up for shooting stars with my 8-year old daughter, our conversation … Continue reading

The Art of Discernment

Originally published in Huffington Post, July 13, 2011. Sunday afternoon, with an hour to spare, I wander to the garden to thin some baby carrots – those wee beginnings of carrots, just tufts of green really – so as to … Continue reading