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The Transformational Work of Listening

In the course of our careers as ministers in the Episcopal Church, there have been moments when we have necessarily needed to have difficult conversations about how...

Seasons of Darkness and Light

Carl Jung once stated: “Everything psychic is pregnant with the future.” He says that we need “to be at home in the darkness of suffering and there...

Why We Walk

We are walking because Braid started five years ago this month as a challenge. As we celebrate this milestone, this walk is symbolic of Braid’s earliest days,...

Transforming Pain

This has been a sad and scary week in America. Like many of you, I have been feeling helpless in the face of so much violence and...

With Gratitude for the Caregiver

On three separate occasions this week I have been reminded of one of the great privileges that we are allowed as Braid, whether as mentors, facilitators or...

Finding the Forest

Remember that old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees? I was reminded of that last week, as we stepped away for...

Witnessing Joy

Our visit to San Francisco State University last week was awesome and made even better by two factors. The first was the brilliance of our two guides,...

I Am Here

This year I am making an effort to be more present. The most recent issue of my college’s alumnae magazine featured a writing professor and the seminar...

The Residue of Tragedy

This has been a haunting week in the Bay Area. As death tolls mount in the worst wildfire in California history, we have been reminded of its...

Hope Wins Out

Michelle Obama recently visited the “Today” show for the International Day of the Girl. One of the hosts of the show asked Michelle Obama if she still...