Soul Matters, April 2016 – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

It is famously said that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Sometimes, that teacher comes as a coyote in a pick-up truck.

In Native American mythology, the coyote is a trickster. Like the court […]

Soul Matters, March 2016 – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

They say things change the more they stay the same. Sometimes this is reassuring, but more often than not is just depressing as hell.

I’ve been going through about 60 pounds of cards and letters that […]

When You’re Going Through Hell… – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – February 2016

Warning: This column has nothing whatsoever to do with Valentine’s, the Lunar New Year, or other such niceties. You may find it helpful, however, if Life has thrown you a few […]

The Journey to Self – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – Dec 2015/Jan 2016

One of the most difficult things in the world is to know who you really are. I’ve spent half my life now getting to know who my Self is: the […]

In Memoriam: Civility – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – November 2015

It was a busy day at the graveyard. Abnormally busy. Raking leaves from my parents’ gravesite I noticed a number of people walking by. It took me a while to figure […]

Pusher Guy – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – October 2015

When my son was in preschool I asked him about a particular boy in his class, and whether he liked him. His reply was, “No. He’s a pusher guy.”

I thought about […]

Facing What Is – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – September 2015

“Let me embrace three, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.” ~Shakespeare

One of the most difficult challenges in this being human business is facing what is, particularly […]

Living in Awe – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – August 2015

Sometimes the Universe is not subtle. In the past eight weeks, I was privileged to watch three pairs of birds build their nests close to our house, lay their eggs, and […]

That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ To It – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – July 2015

I know a guy—I bet you know him too—whom I’ll call Billy Bob. Billy’s story, repeated ad naseum, goes something like this: “My parents were awful. They didn’t love me the […]

Time Flies – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – June 2015

In the time of your life, live — so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches.  ~William […]