All posts in "Spirituality"

#69 So much gratitude

By Cathryn Wellner / June 17, 2011

When friends are going through rough times or hoping mightily for something to come into their lives, I like to light candles for them. And if I don’t have a candle handy, I still like to repeat their names and my wishes for them before I drift off to sleep. Then one day I stumbled […]


#42 An extraordinary lesson in forgiveness

By Cathryn Wellner / May 27, 2011

When Oshea Israel shot Laramiun Byrd, two families were plunged into mourning. The death of a child is excruciating for a parent. When that child is murdered, the loss cuts beyond grief. Anger mixes with pain, in a dance between forgiveness and retribution. Mary Johnson, Laramiun’s mother, found solace in her faith and in a […]


#32 It’s OK to love our own creations

By Cathryn Wellner / May 22, 2011

Joan Macintyre gave a talk about Kebzeh today. She called it a 26,000-year-old tradition, but I’d never heard of it. Joan’s been studying Kebzeh for thirty years. She is animated but speaks slowly enough we could sit with what she was telling us, roll it around in our minds, feel it and taste it. Joan […]


#24 The whimsy of StoryPeople

By Cathryn Wellner / May 20, 2011

I was going through one of those dreaded but inevitable Major Life Events when friends gave me a copy of Brian Andreas’s Traveling Light: Stories & Drawings for a Quiet Mind. I read the tiny tales in it with growing delight, laughing at myself, at some of the people in my life, and at the […]

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