Tag Archives: Emotion

There Is No Away

I’m ranting lately. It’s been a hard week in a hard month in a hard year, and I just want it all to go away. All the things I just can’t deal with, all the people who hurt me or … Continue reading

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Isolation Won’t Help

I keep running across a particular narrative online, and occasionally in person: “There are bad things in the world. Isolate yourself to avoid harm!” “Other people don’t agree with you. Isolate yourself to avoid being tainted by them!” “Anything unapproved … Continue reading

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New Song! Seeking Odr

The other day while driving home, a new song for Freyja dropped into my head. When I got home, I holed up with my tablet to work out the verses, and a few hours later I had the whole thing … Continue reading

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For Orlando

Originally posted on Drinking From the Cup of Life:
Awake, you ancestors and mighty dead! Awake, throw open the doors to your halls! New souls come to join you Souls who died in lead and blood There are new ancestors…

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A Skald’s Ears

A skald is given an agile tongue, to sing stories for the entertainment and education of all, this you know. A skald is also given ears, to listen, or where will the stories come from? When a person raises their … Continue reading

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On Holding Space

Read This Article. Seriously. Read it. Read the whole thing. If you do any kind of counseling, or clergy work, or even just group work in a sensitive context, then, like me, Holding Space is a skill you need to … Continue reading

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Please, help my family!

I’m trying not to panic, because panic never helps. I, personally, am cared for in my primary household. This is my secondary household, my family-of-heart, my lover Lon Sarver, his partner, and their son. And I can’t fix this for … Continue reading

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