Tag: transgender

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Humanity on a Train

NYC bound we happened to sit behind a young man traveling alone. An older man took the seat next to him, and I smiled as the young man got up to help this stranger lift his bag into the overhead compartment.  As we headed toward the city these two talked and talked. I wasn’t paying any attention to what they were saying until I … Read More Humanity on a Train

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I am Not the Buddha

The following quote by poet Tyler Knott Gregson came up on my Facebook memories this week… “To begin again, sometimes you have to take life down to the studs, knock down all the walls, and pull out the insulation that kept you from the world. You must get dirty and feel the ache in the muscles you used to pull the house down around … Read More I am Not the Buddha

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Day 197/365 Hate, Love & Las Vegas

I couldn’t put my thoughts together yesterday.  The heartache I felt over yet another senseless act of domestic terrorism dwarfed the nausea-inducing headache I struggled with for most of the day. Sometimes there are just no words. I’m tired of being afraid and disheartened by what is happening in our country. Last year, my ex-husband shared with me that he identified as transgender. As … Read More Day 197/365 Hate, Love & Las Vegas

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Day 174/365 Karate Lobster

You know I’m a fraud, right? It’s not deliberate, I promise. It’s just…sometimes when I am writing this lovely advice about how to deal with life and loss, I am actually writing words of advice to myself, too. Sometimes I share things I have literally done which have helped. Other times I write about what I think I should do – or how I … Read More Day 174/365 Karate Lobster

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Day 170/365 Turning Yin Yang on it’s Head

My friend, Sarah, and I were talking the other day about gender roles within heterosexual couples (amongst mothers and fathers in particular)… The Yin Yang of domestic life. We got onto the topic because we were talking about my trip to Maine and how it was empowering for me to go on a more challenging trip, and to be cast in the role of … Read More Day 170/365 Turning Yin Yang on it’s Head

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Day 138/365 You Must Be A Tree

After reading my blog the other day – An Invitation – which was about compassion and acceptance around a transgender loved one (in my case, my ex-husband), a friend of mine wrote to me recounting this story – She was at a wedding with her niece, who is five.  Her niece said to their family friend, “Are you a girl or a boy?” The … Read More Day 138/365 You Must Be A Tree

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Day 135/365 An Invitation

I was listening to Glennon Doyle speak the other day. Glennon is a New York Times best-selling author, and a general lover of…humanity. She inspires me often. She spoke about what we can do when things are happening in the world that we know are wrong. She was inspired to speak about this after the recent ban on transgender people in the armed forces. I … Read More Day 135/365 An Invitation