Embracing the Phases of Our Lives

“To reach a port, we must sail — sail, not tie at anchor, sail not drift.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Certainly, I’ve broken every rule of blogging: Not posting regularly, not promoting myself, not figuring out how to drive more traffic, hits, comments, and interactions. So be it. Life has thrown other things my way since my last post in August. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I still am... Read More

The Newest Pursuit: Public Office

Long-time readers of The New Pursuit will have undoubtedly noticed that posts here have been fewer and farther between over the last couple of months. This has been for a variety of reasons: Our kids are getting older and are involved in more things as they explore what interests them; work continues to grow in scope and responsibility; and I’ve launched my campaign for public office. Yes, public office. After years of trying to drive change... Read More

From Bettering Ourselves to Bettering Our World: Permission to Take a Stand for Something

Editor’s Note: This post is inspired in part by an email exchange I’ve had over the past week with Lynn Fang of Upcycled Love. If you’re not reading her work, I highly recommend checking it out. Powerful and inspiring. At some point in this Great Change that so much of the blogosphere is concerned with, the person sitting in front of the screen has to turn their attention from gazing into a mirror to gazing out their front door. Shifting from... Read More

Take Action: 10 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Community TODAY

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  ~ Anne Frank Over the past few weeks, the blogosphere has been abuzz with conversation about shifting from talking about action to actually DOING all those things to change our world for the better. Talking the talk will only take you so far. At some point, you have to start walkin’ it — or as many a wise fisherman has said, “You... Read More

Deep Living 101: Defining What it Means to Live Deeply in a Shallow World

[Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a new three-part series at the New Pursuit. Based on the amazing feedback to my questions about the value this blog brings to you, it makes sense to take a step back and do a bit of level setting. This installment explores the elements of ‘deep living’. The second installment will serve as an introduction to my personal experiences living this kind of life. The final piece will offer steps for... Read More

Meditation: When is Enough?

[Note: Each Monday at The New Pursuit is Meditation Monday. A simple thought to help you approach the week, keep perspective right and support you in living deeply each day. Enjoy other meditations here.] When is enough? Enough turmoil? Enough hatred? Enough death? Enough ignorance? Enough greed? Enough selfishness? Enough plunder? Enough pillage? Enough profit? Enough ideology? Enough regulation? Enough righteousness? Enough... Read More

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