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My Beautiful Ugly Foot

Finding beauty in the difference

A few years ago, a sloppy surgeon butchered my right foot. I went to Dr. Garrett for routine bunion surgery and left his office traumatized. He lopped off a full third of my second toe and made bending my big toe ever again impossible. I used to be a distance runner and suffered significant foot pain from my bunions whenever I ran more than ten or twelve miles, which I… Read More »

women sitting at a cafe conversing

Conversations a new podcast

Conscious Life Conversations This month a new podcast, Conversations was introduced here on Conscious Life Space. Conversations connects with people, experts in various areas of life in order to share what they’ve learned with others so we can hear stories and learn together. The first episode was broadcast on the 15th of June and we’ll be publishing new episodes every other Thursday until the end of October. Season One Each… Read More »

Luis Santiago

Luis

I’m thinking of Luis today. He lost his sister a long time ago. He was young, she was younger. It destroyed his parents. Of course, her death would. That is expected. He was hurt too, but their mourning consumed them and life was no longer happy and normal. Christmas stopped. Celebrations and joy were on hold. Rituals became meaningless for them. He felt sad. He was still their child. It… Read More »

Finding a path and holding on

even when you think - it’s not alright.

Growing up Catholic, I went the whole nine yards but never asked why. I was Christened, wore my pretty white dress for Holy Communion and finished it off with Confirmation and even went to Catholic school. God was barely mentioned at home, we rarely went to Church, these Catholic rituals were more of an excuse for a party. My daughter used to say that we were “once a year Christians.”… Read More »