Recent posts for Salon for the Soul

Burning the empty props
On paper, she's looked terminal and yet she risked it for a tenuous surgery and is on her way back – big time.On paper, I look ultra healthy, and yet the 15 years of fibro have taken its toll physically, mentally and emotionally. I hadn't understood ...
Posted: 4/15/2014 5:31 PM
Available nowhere else
This faith business is an act of courage, one I can not do alone. Thankfully, it's a twosome when Spirit is involved; I just have to be reminded. Again and again.My hopes are high that this Easter season is personally transforming, but in the midst o...
Posted: 4/9/2014 12:34 PM
When Spirit makes worlds collide
The idea of what lays at the center of the cross, where the beams intersect, has fascinated me since last summer. I have desperately wanted to know what, exactly, happens there, understanding it is a place of transformation, perhaps THE place for tra...
Posted: 4/4/2014 11:36 AM
Contagious zest for life
I had forgotten how magnetic Pat is, how people are drawn to her, how, when she asks, you want to say yes to, well, anything.We knew her in our early days of marriage, when Tad and I lived in a beautiful, old apartment atop an antique shop, sandwiche...
Posted: 4/1/2014 2:12 PM
The world, according to Dawn
Ever had one of those moments when you feel detached, VERY aware of what's happening, participating in that moment, yet knowing it's something special?That happened to me Wednesday during what I thought would be a routine haircut. However, my stylist
Posted: 3/29/2014 10:45 AM
Gathering the pieces
Yesterday, we took our teen daughters to the county clerk of courts to begin the process of applying for their passports; we're traveling as a family this summer. I was caught off guard when the clerk asked us all to raise our hands and swear the pho...
Posted: 3/21/2014 2:14 PM
Community of strangers
And I thought I was teaching. Saturday, they arrived in a steady stream with enough space between to begin to get to know them, their pain and stories. I had been prepping for this event for weeks with my new partner, and years before that.As often h...
Posted: 3/19/2014 2:18 PM
Worship launches whirlwind week
Answered prayers and blessings have abounded this week and, fortunately, I've been in a place of awareness and gratitude. Could I possibly always be this blessed, just not aware?Much of it has to do with a conscious effort and new spiritual practice ...
Posted: 3/14/2014 2:43 PM
Lent, retreat, purification and truth
Growing up mostly Methodist and tuning out as a young adult, I didn't really get Lent. All of the Catholic kids at school were either complaining or comparing what they were giving up. Usually easy stuff like chewing gum or cotton candy. Nothing very
Posted: 3/4/2014 3:46 PM
Dance between comfort and challenge
Seems I am living on a trajectory of learning. A sliver of finger has appeared and I am very grateful. The compounding lessons have opened or, perhaps, I am opened. All is so intertwined, I don't know beginning from end.Things began to unravel Wednes...
Posted: 2/28/2014 5:09 PM
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Salon for the Soul is my attempt to create and share space for quiet reflection, meditation, transformation and whatever else may transpire to let our souls shine brightly in unison. Thanks for paying attention; please feel free to comment. What's on YOUR heart?

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