Author Archives: Lindsay

Love

The path of true love has never led me astray. Though I’ve felt lost at times or confused—shipwrecked even, and without clear sight of Polaris—Polaris has always been there. Sometimes she is obscured under the clouded night sky, but she … Continue reading

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Made of Star Stuff

The longer I live, and the more varied experiences I have, I realize that my psychological wiring is inclined toward feeling the peaks and valleys of the human experience. And while not everyone will relate to quite the level of … Continue reading

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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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