The On Being Project

Siri Liv Myhrom
Siri Liv Myhrom

lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two young daughters. When she’s not working as a freelance writer and editor, she’s reading, writing, researching, and generally obsessing about human connection — how it works, why it doesn’t work sometimes, and how we can get more of it in real, transformational ways.

To Be Yourself Completely: The Collective Grief of Losing Prince

When a beloved celebrity dies, collective grief can be a strange, sacred place. A Minneapolitan celebrates Prince, and what his life can teach us about becoming fully and uncompromisingly ourselves.

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To Be Yourself Completely: The Collective Grief of Losing Prince

Inheritance: A Poem

A mother’s poetic reflection on simultaneously striving to comfort and teach her children, and learn from her own mother, about the growth that can come from struggle.

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Inheritance: A Poem

The Shoulder Season of Advent

Christmas is an extrovert; Advent is an introvert’s season. A reflection on the expectant, hopeful, solemn season of waiting.

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The Shoulder Season of Advent

In Praise of Small Kindnesses

The winter years of life can be oppressively lonely. But the smallest gestures can bring back light and warmth, even a bit of friendliness from a stranger in a coffee shop.

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In Praise of Small Kindnesses