Aug2020: What KEEPS You From Your Dreams?

July 31, 2020

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”          – Rumi   Despite surface differences, which admittedly are many, one thing we share in common is aspiration – a desire to live with joy, freedom and meaning – in whatever […]

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Blog: Are We Even THINKING?

July 8, 2020

Are We Even THINKING? There’s an awful lot of activity these days, some of it even violent, directed at “righting the wrongs” of both the past and the present. Change names of military bases. Remove statues. Defund police. It’s easy (when you’re not thinking) to see all this as well-intentioned … and perhaps even effective. […]

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Jul2020: Separate or Together? (It Depends)

June 30, 2020

“The laws of nature that dictate the sunset dictate our demise. But how we travel the arc between our own sunrise and sundown is ours to choose. Will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?”            – Parker Palmer  ..                    .               […]

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Jun2020: What Brings You JOY?

May 29, 2020

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”   – Antoine de Saint-Exupery What brings you joy? (If your first reaction to that question is, “yeah, right,” then what could bring you joy … if you pretended?) A powerful question, with often-elusive answers – […]

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May2020: The Wisdom of Not Knowing

April 30, 2020

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure the just ain’t so.”  – Mark Twain  My latest project has been to create a series of booklets, (“mini-coaching programs,” if you will) each addressing one of the major challenges facing our lives and times. Among the challenges I see are […]

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A Podcast: Living Authentically

April 26, 2020

A PODCAST: I was recently invited to be a guest on The Living Alive Show, a podcast hosted by Autumn Shields. I know Autumn, so it was a fun and easy exploration into “living authentically … in a world that would rather you didn’t.” If you’d like to listen, here’s a link. It’s 35 minutes […]

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Blog: A Sustainable Earth

April 26, 2020

A Sustainable Earth New learning always used to be fun. But it seems we’ve become more resistant to it than ever before.  Learning means stepping into the unknown (if it’s already known, we don’t need to learn it, right?). But these days we’ve come to dislike, and often fear, the unknown. It’s as if we […]

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Apr2020: Patience and Non-Judgment

March 31, 2020

“Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow is wood; only today does the fire burn brightly.” – Native American proverb It doesn’t take one of my newsletters to know that we’re navigating uncharted territory these days. Unknowns at every turn pull us off center, causing anxiety or stress. But there are ways you can re-center in the midst […]

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Mar2020: Being Prepared for Real Life

March 1, 2020

“Exhaustion is not a status symbol.” – Brené Brown We’re born into this world fully aware, filled with curiosity, wonder, and an inner knowing anything is possible. Need proof? Watch young children play. It’s totally natural – until we learn it’s not. Wonder stops; curiosity falters; learning ceases; self-trust fades; possibility thinking wanes. We had […]

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Feb2020: How Life Should Be vs. How Life Could Be

January 31, 2020

“I’m not asking you to believe anything, but you’re going to find this day a lot easier if you simply accept what is, instead of trying to fit it into your preconceived notions.” – from “The Shack” “No, thank you, I don’t want to.“ A clear statement, it would seem. So we’re done, right? Perhaps […]

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