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Rev. Barbara Lea Callaghan is a minister at Union Congregational Church in Montclair, NJ, a Teaching Fellow at Union Theological Seminary, and a licensed psychotherapist. Barbara holds a BA from the University of North Carolina, a Masters in Counseling and Educational Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York. Prior to seminary Barbara was the founder of Sacred Journeys, PC, a psychotherapy practice dedicated to helping people and families live deeply into their most authentic selves. Barbara is passionate about building communities of depth and love that are engaged in liberative social transformation through the power and love of God. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker, writer and general lover of life. When Barbara is not working she can be found outside exploring near and far with her wife Kate and their dog Bela. 

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Mar 19, 2015

I have about zero sense of direction. I have tried, really tried. Years ago I took an orienteering course with wilderness experts, but today I still have to use my iPhone compass when exiting a subway station to know if I’m heading north or south. At this point in life, I accept that spatial reasoning is a type of intelligence I simply do not possess.

It has in some ways become a spiritual practice for me—the art of getting lost.

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