Newsletter: Real Talk In Real Time

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I’m grateful to those who have trusted me to share their stories. It’s been an honor and privilege to do so. Each person, each story, each time is sprinkled with surprises. When I was a journalist years ago and now during the podcasts I host.  Speaking our truth not only sets us free. But it fosters connection and compassion. And it affirms that no matter what our trials, triumphs, and moments in between, we are not alone.  The latest Every Soul Has a Story podcast episodes, infused with positivity, humor, and depth, have lingered with me long after the conversations ended. And … Read More

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Newsletter: Where Do You Seek Solace?

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Dara Levan Vermont Recreation Path 2021

Revise. Edit. Tweak. Overthink. Write. Excavate. Repeat. I love being in the flow. It’s tough to step away. Yet when I do, much becomes clear.  How was your week? I couldn’t center myself after hours of writing. Weird, too, because I write to process, connect, and sift through emotions. When I get into a creative flow, I go somewhere else. Like a different dimension in which I let go. But this time, it wasn’t that sort of floaty feeling. It was something different that I couldn’t quite identify. Rather than a release or a whoosh of inspiration, I felt jumpy … Read More

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Newsletter: Sensing A Presence.

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Rocky Dog by Dara Levan

I thought I was doing well. I walked into the laundry room and didn’t have a meltdown. I drove past the vet’s office, instead of choosing intentional detours.  No more suffering. No more meds. No more middle of the night trips to the animal hospital. I felt a sense of peace when we said goodbye to Rocky in August. Then Thursday night barreled over me. A sudden sorrow that triggered a trail of tears. What the actual fill in the expletive! My husband and I snuggled on the couch, watching “The Morning Show.” I don’t even think there’s a dog, heck, any … Read More

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