Category Archives: Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis: Dropping the Ball

It is possible to view life as a juggling act. Work, family, friendships, spirituality, Self-care, other, other, other… Each of the roles we play or commitments we take on represented by a single ball that we feel we must keep … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Good Friday–A Common Story

Today commemorates the Jewish version of an ancient and universal story.  (It has since become known as the Christian story, but it was originally the Jewish version of this powerful story told in many different cultures.  See here for an … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Awaiting Primavera

Across much of the nation, it seems as though Winter is reluctant to release its foothold on the here and now.   Or perhaps it is merely that Spring, having awakened just slightly later than usual, decided to hit the snooze … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Butterfly

This post is the third in a trio of posts inspired by butterflies. The first two can be found here and here. When the time comes for a newly-transformed butterfly to emerge from the darkness of its cocoon, it faces … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Moment by Moment

A friend and I were reflecting recently over some tragic events that we had experienced in the sudden and unexpected loss of people in our lives.  Moments like these bring us to a crisis point:  to know that someone was … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Yes, But You Would

My adult son Walker has a genetic disease called Sanfilippo Syndrome, which causes progressive brain damage. When he was little, Walker’s issues were minimal, and the disease is rare, so he wasn’t diagnosed until he was nine years old. When … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Passover

This year I have spent a lot of time engaging in activities that have become for me mindfulness meditations. Mindfulness meditation can happen in many forms, but my two favorite meditations are gardening and making Challah bread. These are activities … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Return

Perhaps the most famous name in the West associated with metamorphosis is the Roman poet, Ovid.  His great epic work, known as The Metamorphoses, contains the largest collection of Greco-Roman myths in existence to this day. Ovid took great delight … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Inner Child

There are myriad aspects of the “inner child”.  Today I’m not thinking about healing the Wounded Child (although that itself is essential, transformational work).  Today I am thinking about calling on the Playful Child within, in order to bring about … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Change

There is a difference between change and transformation. When we perceive the first notion that change is afoot, it is my observation that most of us presume the worst.  The change that we have heard about immediately imposes itself, in … Continue reading

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