Preoccupations and the Great Wall of Disconnect

Experiencing the power, peace and purpose of nature and the universe that we are undeniably a part of requires us to experience it first hand. We cannot experience this via proxy. We cannot get our fill through programs on the TV, words on a page, or images on a screen. We have to touch it, breathe it in, let it surround and consume us. Only then can we experience our deep connection to it. But how many of us find ourselves amidst the comings and... Read More

Reclaiming the Smallness and Intimacy of Yesteryear

There are moments when you have to take a step back and contemplate what we have lost in the face of what we have (supposedly) gained. The other week I found myself one town over picking up an x-ray at a local medical services building. As is the protocol, I went to the front desk, gave my name and explained what I was there for. The chipper and extremely helpful woman behind the desk said it would be a few minutes, so I went and took a seat amongst... 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

Does Your Defining Moment Still Define You?

space A few weekends ago, I ventured off with my oldest son to Cub Scout camp. Into the woods we went, joining other Scouts and moms and dads in all kinds of fun and learning; sleeping in themed bunk houses, we traded volleys of innocent “thievery” as we tried to outdo the other bunk house in capturing each other’s flags and “loot”. From swimming to archery to dissecting owl pellets to serious games of kickball —... Read More

Confessions of a Chronic Over-Doer (And What You Can Take Away From It)

“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.” ~ Mother Teresa You may have noticed that it’s been a few weeks since publishing a post. I don’t think I’ve ever gone as long as this in-between hitting the “publish” button. It’s not out of want; there are always so many things I’d like to write about and share. It’s really been a matter of bandwidth. You see, I’m a chronic... Read More

Birthdays, World Views and the Game Plan to Bring it All Home

[Editor's Note: This could be the most personal post I've ever written. Forgive the number of "I"s throughout. But it's my hope you might connect with this in some way and use it to help yourself navigate similar hurdles in your life. Transparency and authenticity are important to me.] “The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” ~ Buddha Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 37. I was hoping to use this as an occasion to bring... Read More

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