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 […]

A New (Mother’s) Day – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – May 2015

When I was a new mother, utterly and blissfully over the moon for my baby, I thought I would never feel anything less than that all-consuming, perfect love. It simply wasn’t […]

It’s Not Easy Being Green – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – April 2015

I sat down in a good mood on a sunny Sunday morning to look at my email and there it was, lying in wait. The email was from a colleague who […]

Little (Tao) House on the Prairie – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – March 2015

As a young girl I loved the Little House book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which chronicled her life growing up in the 1860s. I read the books many times and […]

Heart and Soul – by Kate Ingram, M.A.

Soul Matters – February 2015

I don’t mean to burst anyone’s romantic bubble, but I thought a little education about the heart and the origins of Valentine’s Day might be of interest. An alternative, if you […]

Night Vision – by Kate Ingram, MA

Soul Matters – December 2014/January 2015

The other morning I sat in the pre-dawn darkness on my porch, wrapped up against the cold, staring at the stars with their piercing, distant magnificence. I listened to invisible […]