Writing and Yoga: Embracing Our Storied Bodies

REGISTER HERE! Online through The Loft Saturday, September 19, 1-4:00 CST Emma and my yoga & writing workshop just keeps getting better and better. Join us to get unstuck, find flow and build community! Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Unfold out of your isolation and come write with us! […]

Hot Off The Press! Support 4 Amazing MN Women Writers!

Four wildly talented Minnesota-based writer friends of mine either just published or are about to publish spectacular books that you will love: Have you ever had a moment of feeling alone in your marriage? Have you ever found love and community in the most unexpected of places? Stina Kielsmeier-Cook wrote a stunning memoir, Blessed Are […]

3 Part Yoga and Reflection Workshop Series

Yoga and Reflection Workshop Series: Embracing our Storied Bodies livestreamTuesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pmJuly 21st, July 28th, Aug 4th Taught by Uplifter Emma Almeroth and Ellie Roscher We believe our bodies hold potential and power. With a sense of curiosity and tender playfulness, this 3 part workshop couples written reflection prompts with yoga flow to unlock […]

Ep 5 Worship During A Pandemic: A Hindu-Jewish Conversation

How can faith leaders continue to offer hope, comfort and presence while being physically separated? How can we create new ritual, often mediated through screens to grieve, celebrate and mark time? During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing grief on individual, communal, societal, and global levels. At the same time, our country is having heated conversations […]

Faith in Action Outside the Walls of Church

This Friday at 3 CST (Juneteenth), I’m hosting a conversation with student activists who are showing up in amazing ways as an act of faith! They are not our future. They are our now. Please tune in! Topic: The Spiritual Practice of Dissent: How Youth are Taking their Faith to the StreetsTime: Jun 19, 2020 […]

Race and Justice on Unlikely Conversations

How can religious institutions fight against racism? Why do many avoid talking about race in their faith communities? In this episode, Fardosa Hassan and Genjo Conway – young faith leaders in the Muslim and Zen Buddhist communities respectively – have a frank conversation about race in interfaith spaces. This episode was recorded before the racist murder […]

War & Peace

Caren Stelson and I focused on war and peace in our May Peace-ology article. Read the full article HERE. Caren wrote a book that was a beautiful tribute to a Nagasaki bomb survivor named Sachiko. She has adapted it into a stunning and heartbreaking picture book called A Bowl Full of Peace. I recommend both […]

Episode 3: From Interfaith Dialogue to Multi-Religious Action

What work must we do before we can ask forgiveness? How do we live reconciliation? In Episode 3 of Unlikely Conversations, Rabbi Barry D. Cytron and Dr. Marty Stortz speak beautifully about the afterlife and this holy life and the history of the work shifting from inter to multi, from dialogue to action. They speak […]

An Ode to Body and Breath

Over the last five months I have been going through yoga teacher training at my beloved studio. It has been a deep, rich experience. My whole life I have prided myself on being an embodied person. My fascination with and appreciation of the body expanded as an athlete, a pre-med student, a mother, and now […]