July 9, 2024
Why Confetti in Your Pocket Matters

In 2020 a story went viral about an 8-year-old boy who had the habit of carrying around confetti in his pocket, in case of “emergency good news.”  I […]

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June 13, 2024
Where We Might Find Hope

Summers in my twenties: the edge of the Charles River, catching the light off the early morning water while learning to crew; or now and then, the sky […]

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May 5, 2024
All is not well…and goodness abounds

Last night, at approximately 9:30 pm, our small neighborhood was awoken by the sounds of popping bursts and fire truck sirens. Our neighbor’s truck had lit on fire…perhaps […]

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March 24, 2024
3 Reasons to Double Down on Meaning

In a chaotic time, in a worrisome time, in a time of transition our sense of purpose matters more than ever. While happiness at this time may feel […]

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March 5, 2024
My New Course: The Heroic Journey

How do we show up for ourselves and for the world? What might a life worth living look like now? Who might we yet become and what are […]

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January 26, 2024
Finding Happiness in Difficult Times

Remember that moment when you first realized that a big chunk of life is out of our control? Well, my upcoming program at Kripalu Center for Yoga and […]

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January 22, 2024
What We No Longer Have Time For…

Last month an owl flew just overhead. He didn’t soar or spiral or ride the thermals as the local hawks often do. He flew, zoomed, blasted from one […]

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December 27, 2023
Resilience and Happiness in Difficult Times

Every June fireflies carpet the field adjacent to our yard. Just as the night sky truly deepens to dark, at about 9pm, the trees and the wildflower fields […]

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December 18, 2023
A Guide To Ultimate Growth

I was recently featured in Ladies Drive magazine, discussing the theme of ultimate growth amid life’s challenges. In the article, I explore the concept of Post Traumatic Growth […]

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December 10, 2023
The Holidays Were Never Meant to Heal Everything…or Even Anything

There was a moment, many years back, when I decided to let go of expectations that the holidays would somehow heal the wounds of the year or the […]

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"Life is harsh, crazy, capricious and unjust and wondrous, surprising, bountiful, and beautiful. Both are true. How we navigate these realities is the challenge of living today. We cannot adhere only to despair else we dismiss all that is life-giving. Nor can we deny the awfulness of life; that would be delusional. We must find a way, within ourselves, and with each other to acknowledge, recognize and diminish the dark wherever we can while elevating the good."

Maria Sirois