Category Archives: Spiritual direction

When should I see a spiritual director?

On this week’s #mentormonday on womenintc’s twitter, we talked about what we wish we had known earlier in our careers. Don’t do things for the sake of doing them. Slow down, figure out what/who is driving you. Find your joy, … Continue reading

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Listening in order to listen

Think about the last time you listened to someone. I mean really, truly listened–not to respond, not to advise, not to fix. Only to listen. Learning to listen During the first two months of my spiritual guidance training, I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Seeing imposter syndrome as an invitation

“Imposter syndrome” is a familiar phrase to academics. It’s feeling like you’ll be found out as a fake, you don’t belong, you’re not good enough, you’re not as knowledgeable as people think you are, and you don’t deserve success. If … Continue reading

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A new year, a new start: The start of spiritual director training

The end of the year and the advent season is often filled with much anticipation. I anticipate big and good changes in 2019, although I’m not exactly sure how they’ll manifest. But it’s starting with one big, exciting change: I’m … Continue reading

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Finding a spiritual home

I’ve been thinking about the idea of home lately. It started when I was on silent retreat last month. During retreat, I read Toko-pa Turner‘s Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home. In it, she discusses what “home” means and ways to be … Continue reading

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The spiritual life starts with questioning

My spiritual mentor, Sr. Arlene, shared those words with me over 10 years ago. At the time, I understood it to mean “faith starts with your questions”: Who or what is God? What Church doctrine do I accept and reject? … Continue reading

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