Confronting Whiteness

In the Confronting Whiteness course, our facilitator played a video of “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye released in 1971.  I don’t think I fully understood the meaning of the song until she played it. If nothing else, I completely heard it in a new way. Here we are 52...

Covid Got Me!

Well, Covid finally got me right in the midst of being in the Wake Up Grateful workshop at Kripalu with author, Kristi Nelson. It is really quite amazing the irony of that. A MIRACLE REALLY. The first session of the workshop was Friday night and I felt fine then...
A Good Girlfriend

A Good Girlfriend

I am going to London for three days starting September 17, and that is a miracle. It’s for no reason other than that I want to, and without any intention “to get better” or learn anything or make a contribution or be a more evolved person. I had been thinking about it...
My Family, Too

My Family, Too

I woke up all last week in Tennessee, and somewhere along the way I woke up to the fact that I am part of a new family. That’s my miracle this week, realizing that I am a Kramer, in addition to being a McVadon which I’ve known all my life. What I didn’t know was what...
Arlington

Arlington

I picked up the wooden case today to hold and preserve and display the flag that was on the casket with my parents inside the day we buried them in Arlington last summer. The whole thing had miracle written all over it. First the way Mom’s cremated remains fit inside...
The Discipline of Reflection

The Discipline of Reflection

Creating practices has been an integral part of my Dorrier Underwood training and I include them in my coaching with clients. What I’ve gotten clearer about over the last year is how a practice can interrupt “my drift”, that which reliably keeps me small, and has the...