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  • Evolution vs. Revolution

    I’ve heard her say this twice, now: “I’m tired of this word ‘reinvention.’ It’s so overdone. It’s not what’s going on with me. I’m not starting from scratch. I’m just growing, expanding, evolving. And so she is. And so are… Read More ›

  • 365 Thanksgiving: Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice

    I began writing this blog ten years ago, almost to the day. Then, as now, the inspiration was Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday of the year. I had just embarked on my doctoral program, and my life was full–a full-time job,… Read More ›

  • Artist vs. Maker

    I first heard this distinction made when I was listening to┬áKrista Tippet’s┬áBecoming Wise. Of course, I don’t remember, now, how she was categorizing Artist and Maker (because crappy notes), but I know it caught my attention then, and even now… Read More ›

  • One Space or Two?

    I always wondered what it would feel like to know the world has passed me by. The first taste I had of this was in the 90’s when Flava Flav came up to the stage at the MTV awards with… Read More ›

  • Cup & Saucer

    Give from the saucer, not from the cup ~ Christy Whitman I come from a long line of givers. My mother and her sisters. Their mother. And her mother before that. I suspect we could trace the giving-line back through… Read More ›

  • Cooking School

    From my mother I learned the basics, fundamentals: How to boil an egg. Sew a button onto a sleeve. How to stir porridge five to the right, then seven to the left, runaway specks clinging to the sides, hatched sea… Read More ›

  • The Benefit of Doubt

    A few weeks ago, my book club read Rising Strong, by Brene Brown. There were many gems in this short book, but one that stuck out–at least to me–was this: “I believe that at any given moment, people are doing… Read More ›

  • Competition vs. Co-opetition

    I know what you’re thinking. This is a stupid title. Whatever is Co-opetition, anyway? We already have a word for it, don’t we? Cooperation. Maybe. But the word is fraught. It sounds weak, passive, feminine (God forbid!). Not at all… Read More ›

  • The Myth of Pre-Requisites: What Are You Waiting For?

    The Myth of Pre-requisites. Intrigued? I know I was when I first heard this mentioned on the This is Fifty podcast. The guest, Marcia Wieder, is an author and coach who writes about dreams–the waking, visionary kind, not the sleeping,… Read More ›