How do we know, what we know to be true? Critical realism as a guide to the real || By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA

My reality includes an interconnected universe, full of potentialities and one where my efforts matter. How do I justify these claims of knowledge of what I believe to be true about reality? “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” Physicist Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize Winner I am…

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Women, the Game is Rigged ll By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA

“The game is rigged,” wrote Lux Alptraum in a recent article in The New York Times (1). She continued, saying that women needed to stop playing by the rules. Feminist empowerment, which is the ability for women to make decisions for themselves and act on them, is failing women, she says.  By definition, empowerment feminism…

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Instinct, Emotions, or Intuition? II By Rev. Mary Coday Edwards, MA

  Instinct and Emotions “What’s going on? Is my instinct for survival kicking in, am I falling back into an old emotional pattern, or is my intuition telling me something?” These are common questions that arise in my spiritual facilitation work. Eckhart Tolle says an instinctive response is the body’s direct response to an external…

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Reflections on Grief ll By Faye Maguire, MA, LAC

My mother died this year.  What can prepare us for the loss of this most unique, and often, most fraught relationship? Her loss has caused me to ponder our relationship, and to think about her life, and the paths that shaped each of us. If I was skipping along, smelling the roses, and sometimes veering…

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