Taking the path less traveled

During a bike ride to the office, I paused to share an experience that seems relevant during this time of uncertainty.

The most important thing…

Each of us is linked together into a single living entity. These links are not limited to the human world; they extend to the natural world and the cosmos and all existence. Everyone and everything exists in relationship. Relationships serve as a mirror for our relationship with life. Each of us has been given the […]

Midnight Musings

Sleep tonight is not going well. On such night’s I generally get up and do something. Yoga works, sometimes. Other times I will get up and make coffee and then read or write in my journal. Eventually, fatigue takes over and I’m off to bed. At this early hour today I’m doing some stream of […]

Moments of Resiliency

Sharing an experience and story on difference making, self-crediting, and appreciation.

Connection

I put this slideshow together as a practice in appreciation. An opportunity to appreciate a few of the people in my life and relatively recent experiences. It was also an opportunity to practice putting a slideshow together. Some of the photos were taken close to home and others are from work in Moldova and Uganda. […]

Moldova and Uganda Part II: A Deeper Listening is Necessary

Moldova update (I will write later on Uganda) The purpose of my trip to Moldova in September and October was to deepen my understanding of the culture and region of Moldova and to assess whether or not there is a future project that could make a sustainable difference. Progress was made in deepening my understanding […]

To Notice

The desire to be noticed is human. Perhaps it is in our DNA. Perhaps it is part of the attraction of Facebook? We so desire to be noticed, appreciated, and to know that our time here has made a difference. So if you notice that you have some urge to be noticed, let go of […]

It Really Takes Courage

We begin to grow old from the moment we lose hope and the spirit of challenge, when we become self-satisfied or grow resigned to our present circumstances. ~ Daisaku Ikeda When I awoke this morning my thoughts where of the many good things happening in our community. Yes, we have many challenges before us. And […]

Moments of Gratitude

Let’s take a moment and to do an inventory of what we have to appreciate.  Pay attention to the moment. Search and notice what there is to appreciate. No matter what the circumstances, if we pay close attention we will find something to be grateful for, to appreciate. Take action by actually appreciating. We can […]

The Gift

Think of the people in your life. Even those you are having difficulty with. Pick one of them. Write them a letter, create a card to send, a piece of art, something to encourage the person you have chosen. You may or may not send it. In fact, in some instances it might be best […]