Video from Facebook & Instagram LIVE on January 18, 2018 DO WHAT SCARES YOU That's my theme for 2018. I've done things that were hard and have seen them make a difference. I want more of those differences. What I mean by hard is I had put some kind of barrier in the way. I decided that things had to happen a certain way, which limited me from getting what I wanted. Can you relate to that? Every time your dream or imagined next step comes to mind you hear all the reasons why y
Can't You Take A Joke? When I was a kid, the phrase "can't you take a joke?" was a familiar one. As I passed puberty I slowly navigated the funny scene and got away with getting, or pretending to get, most jokes, I started to strengthen my inner belief that others were their own beings and their interpretations of me didn't necessarily reflect my goodness-- I started to take fewer things so personally, at least on the outside. My tender innards, were still, well, tender. And
I was hiking in the winter woods Among my top 5 favorite things along with 2) walking in a city, finding my way, 3) riding ocean waves or river on belly, board, or boat, 4) preparing food in a quiet kitchen fully content chopping, stirring, spicing and tasting, then sharing that food with people I love, and 5) making a love out of a stranger The above is an excerpt from a poem I wrote in Baltimore, fully aware of my privilege. You can read it here. When I was hiking in the wi
Happy New Year! I truly hope today, one day in to 2018, you have the proper perspective on this year. As I heard on The Pea Green Boat (yes I listen to kids' radio shows) yesterday afternoon,
"this year is so young it's still in diapers."
That being said, it's OK if your resolution needs training wheels for a while. Heck, it may not even be able to walk yet!
I've found such solace in words in my life that mantras, traditionally sounds or phrases to repeat in meditation,