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Courage is My Safe Word

It’s not about scaring yourself, or searching for a fear so that you can conquer it. It’s not about waking up every day looking for, or creating, something to overcome. Those are great approaches if you do have something that you’ve been avoiding — by all means, face that fear. Be brave. Do the thing […]

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A Great Reply for “So…What’s New with You?”

  It’s easy to undervalue our interests. We think we have to master a skill, have actual talent, in order to own it. That if we’re dabbling, playing with something — for fun! — our interest is not yet ready to be declared.   So​ ​here’s​ ​another​ ​creativity​ ​exercise​ ​for​ ​us​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​the​ ​plasticity​ ​in​ ​our​ […]

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What Are You Shouldering?

Open your eyes to the beauty around you. What you hope to one day see is already there — simply look, and it reveals itself. Do you want more love? Ease? Peace? They’re here. Do you desire freedom? Joy? Independence? Partnership? Yep, just waiting to be recognized. Look close to home for what you desire, […]

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Fortunately for You…

I love fortune cookies. Dinner divination, all wrapped up in crunchy vanilla magic. Sometimes they sit stale in my mouth and heart. Other times they dissolve with crisp clarity. Maybe that happens to you, too. But did you know that as much as we look outside ourselves for wisdom, it really comes from inside? Looking […]

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What Motivates You to Get Out of Bed?

Why did you get up today? Was it because you had to, or because you wanted to? Did you drag yourself begrudgingly from your cozy nest, at the last possible minute — again? Or did you fling the covers off, plant your feet solidly on the floor, and spring up to greet the day? Did […]

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