11. say equals do

I’m tired of our culture that prioritizes the right message, regardless of action. Pro-message politics have fundamentally shaken our trust.  Words manipulated to appease or influence now, only to be thrown away later, are an insult to communication. As a result, no action and no follow up takes its toll Read More …

10. whiny doubt

Some days, I’m sure I’ve done the wrong thing. No, everything is a sightless, selfish, blunder. “It isn’t fair because I think so hard.” The homeless, unloved, orphan moans from within. I ponder until my brain is squeezed so tight it aches. I weigh options until it all scales the Read More …

9. Heartbreak

Tentative words are misunderstood.  Love slips away with impermanence.  Friends and loved ones move towards their own dreams and away. In the end, alone. Sometimes I think there can’t be anyone in the world who feels more alone than me; not “quite right” or lovable. I want to hope for Read More …

8. purpose in now

 Goals enjoy a tense rivalry with the power of now’s philosophy. A true grounding in now is sweet solace and a beautiful unfolding of yourself blanketed in time. It activates the senses and settles you in peace. Yes, life is good.  Just living here on this earth is a sweet Read More …

7. My favorite things

My kids. Their giggles, curiosity, learning, sense of humor and will. Their potential as they learn themselves.   My husband’s kindness, compassion and consistent support. A vacation to a new some place; walks in new urban streets, hikes up new forested peaks, or lounging on a turquoise shore. A time Read More …

6. a value map

Values are an important map to identity and our impact in the world.  They underly what an individual thinks is important which theoretically drive their action.  Their problem is that many people say they value something but unconsciously act in ways that undermine them.  It’s an interesting and entirely human Read More …

5. invitation

Some invitations don’t feel welcoming even as they offer you their new world.  Inside, there is no glittering laser-cut confetti or blowup mylar entreaties. No promise of a cake-stuffed bellies or lips crusted with vibrant aqua frosting. No gorging. No indulgent party dresses. No debaucheries. No morning-after, eyes half-shut while Read More …

4. gratitude is generous

Gratitude is magic. On days when the world is a list of “isn’t-s” and “not-quite-good-enough-s”, gratitude changes focus to what is now.  The mind-shift transforms everything that “is” to exactly as it should be.  It’s a beautiful and surprising magic. Even better, we are all capable of this sorcery. Your gratitude Read More …

3. the path with heart

The path with heart is what you give freely to the world. It is believing the moment, no matter how difficult, crusty, unclear, or fettered, is exactly what it needs to be and will carry you to the right destination. It means believing in your creative power because it is Read More …

2. don’t be selfish

The creative process can be a tortured hiding from the world. When you paint, you close the door and put on music to let your your fingers dance in color, water, light.  When you teach, you turn on the teacher’s mask and preach a philosophy you hope one day to Read More …