Author Archives: Lindsay

Modern (Hu)man in Search of a Soul

I recently read, “Jung’s Map of the Soul” by Murray Stein. It’s an introduction to some basic concepts in Jungian psychology. Reading it helped me sort out some of the unconscious, underlying reasons that led me to Vermont. Understanding myself … Continue reading

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We Can Get Better Because We’re Not Dead Yet: Part 1

I consider myself an engaged person who strives toward consciousness, but that certainly doesn’t mean that I always embody my ideals. Fortunately, I live by the quote of one of my favorite Frank Turner songs: “We can get better because … Continue reading

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We Can Get Better Because We’re Not Dead Yet: Part 2

The Walk“Why didn’t you care about my feelings?” I asked. “It’s so confusing how sometimes you’re so tuned into me that I feel like your love borders on that of a stalker but then other times you can remain unmoved … Continue reading

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Up on the Mountain Top. Down in the Abyss.

Yesterday I spent a significant portion of the day crying and confronting the abyss of sadness that 2020 gifted us: isolation. Typically my life as a parent is involved enough that I don’t have the luxury of crying as a … Continue reading

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Love or Obedience: My Spiritual Journey Thus Far

Challenging Times We are in tumultuous times. And to be clear, the tumult I’m referring to is living in a pandemic crisis, during a time of reckoning for systemic racism in our country, with a president who incites more chaos … Continue reading

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Living Below The Line: Day 1

“LIVE BELOW THE LINE” was scrawled in Collin’s handwriting on our kitchen chalkboard when I stumbled down the steps bleary-eyed and half awake. “Today’s the day! We’re doing this. Sen and Junes were all in for starting today.”  Cue the … Continue reading

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“Forget your perfect offering”

I usually wait for inspiration to move me to write, and then I write in a kind of fugue state. I leave myself behind and tap into something other. It is like I enter a place made of ideas and … Continue reading

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A Life Illuminated

Something happened to me this year just after my February breakthrough that I mentioned in my last post. I was finally able to connect with my life here in Vermont on a deeper level. My moods are no longer determined … Continue reading

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Finding the Solitude in Isolation

The two last lines of Mary Oliver’s poem, The Summer Day, are resounding within my soul right now: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Those two lines taken out of … Continue reading

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finding transcendence in every day life

We’ve now lived through three seasons of life here on 64 acres atop a mountain in Vermont. Nature is pervasive here—the sounds, fragrances, sights, and sensations we experience are all from the forest, the pond, the creek, or the animals … Continue reading

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