Apr 21, 2022 • 16M

Road Trip

SM's Journey: Reflections from the Trenches

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At this point, I have embraced this destabilizing, sometimes excruciating, sometimes wondrous experience of having a trans-IDed child as “curriculum of the soul.” Because I can’t help but imagine how different the world might be if we could all take the hardest thing in our lives and view it as this, as curriculum of the soul. Practitioners of Stoicism might say, "the obstacle is the way." These are my conversations and reflections--along the way.
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Here’s a much more lighthearted telling of an experience with my teens that models “intentional but imperfect” parenting that I’m hoping you’ll see a bit of your own family in. We’re all just doing the best we can with our current understanding of what’s happening in our lives. I reference the pieces Coming Home and Grant Me the Serenity and think this reflection demonstrates what I refer to as “the work” of creating reframing practices that have helped strengthen and keep my family close.

Here’s the transcript of the reflection I read in the podcast:

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