I LOVE diversity in my work, and for a long time I’ve viewed vocation as more of a mosaic; not wanting one job to satisfy all my vocational hopes and dreams. So I share the load between hobbies and income-producing activities these days. Shortly after I moved to Denver I taught a handful of yoga … Continue reading Vocation takes a vacation!
When we are mindful of our struggles, and respond to ourselves with compassion, kindness, and support in times of difficulty, things start to change. We can learn to embrace ourselves and our lives, despite inner and outer imperfections, and provide ourselves with the strength needed to thrive. Liz Gilbert wrote recently that another word for … Continue reading Taking Care…
If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path. - Joseph Campbell The holidays often hold a mix of nostalgia, expectation, elation and disappointment for me. I want … Continue reading True Belonging
Dualistic thinking works well for the sake of simplification and conversation, but not for the sake of truth or the immense subtlety of actual personal experience. Most of us settle for quick and easy answers instead of any deep perception, which we leave to poets, philosophers, and prophets. - Richard Rohr When I was in … Continue reading Dualism
I woke up early this morning, with the sun in fact, hungry for a fresh perspective before hitting "send" on this newsletter. I read an excerpt from Seven Sacred Pauses, and was reminded of how the morning is not simply about waking up my physical body, but awakening my spirit to the possibilities that await … Continue reading on my nightstand + in my ears
The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you; don't go back to sleep. - Jalaluddin Rumi We were packing up to leave our campsite at 3am and I was exhausted, cursing the 3-day-ago-Leah who thought it was a good idea to go camping with a baby and a toddler. As I carried Oakley … Continue reading Perspective