Nic Askew’s Parable of Wisdom

This week, I’m privileged to participate in filmmaker, poet, and speaker Nic Askew’s four-day intensive Soul Biography Experience. Seven participants have come together with Nic at a retreat center in Collegeville, Minnesota, USA to explore “seeing and being seen.” We have come to examine our purpose in life, to discover more about what it means…

The Gift and Power of Deep Listening

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.  When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. – Rachel Naomi Remen   To truly listen…

The Forest Ballet

I looked out into the forest for what to write. And the naked trees said, "Write about us.” "About you?” I asked. "Yes, about us.” And then the dancing began. As my gaze softened, the trees bowed to one another with such grace and elegance that my heart stood still in awe and wonder. Who ever imagined a forest ballet? Free of their summer clothing…

The Forest Ballet

I looked out into the forest for what to write. And the naked trees said, "Write about us.” "About you?” I asked. "Yes, about us.” And then the dancing began. As my gaze softened, the trees bowed to one another with such grace and elegance that my heart stood still in awe and wonder. Who ever imagined a forest ballet? Free of their summer clothing…

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