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a peace prayer for political trauma

By Kathy Escobar / November 2, 2020 / 2 Comments

In the United States this week, tensions are running high, fear is running deep. Last night as I was going to bed I remembered a moment from 3+ years ago […]

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some things i haven’t said.

By Kathy Escobar / October 21, 2020 / 6 Comments

Next week marks one year without our wild and beautiful and creative and passionate and incredible son here on this earth. At the mom’s grief group that I’ve been going […]

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survival of the fittest.

By Kathy Escobar / July 9, 2020 / 1 Comment

This week I got a beautiful letter from my friend who has been in prison for 7 years. We write now and then, and he shared that all 200 inmates […]

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“mama”, breathing, systemic oppression, and the long uncomfortable haul

By Kathy Escobar / June 22, 2020 / 2 Comments

This past Friday was Juneteenth. It’s a beautiful thing to see the movement happening right now on behalf of black lives. Never before have I seen so many people who […]

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#griefhasnorules – mother’s day mourning

By Kathy Escobar / May 10, 2020 / 2 Comments

Mother’s Day. I could feel it coming this week but didn’t have a lot of time to let the magnitude kick in too early. I’ve been busy with The Refuge […]

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“i see you. i hear you. i’m with you.”

By Kathy Escobar / April 28, 2020 / 1 Comment

Five and a half weeks ago I was supposed to be in the Pacific Northwest for two Practicing events in Portland and Washington. I was so excited because not only […]

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pain, period.

By Kathy Escobar / April 11, 2020 / 7 Comments

“Our brokenness is always lived and experienced as highly personal, intimate, and unique. I am deeply convinced that each human being suffers in a way no other human being suffers.” […]

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grief & global pandemics & extenuating circumstances

By Kathy Escobar / March 20, 2020 / 2 Comments

If we were together in real life right now the first thing I’d want to do is give you a hug. In less than a week, hugs have become a […]

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the pervasive patriarchy problem

By Kathy Escobar / March 6, 2020 / 6 Comments

This post was swirling around in my head last fall and on the day that my son died I had just put the finishing touches on it and was getting […]

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the practice of grieving and living at the same time.

By Kathy Escobar / February 7, 2020 / 11 Comments

When you cry every single day for 100 days, it’s definitely hard on the soul, especially when you look toward the next 100 days and realize that it’s just the […]

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