A Tender Day – Embracing the Realities of Each Moment

It was a tender day. A day of both celebration and loss. A day of being present with what is. A day of gentle, heart conversations with members of our community from around the world. A tender day— embracing the realities of each moment.     If you found this blog post helpful or inspiring, please…

Learning to Sit with Not Knowing

Song by Carrie Newcomer, Reflection by Alan Seale Over the last few days, my morning exercise companion has been the Carrie Newcomer playlist on my phone. Her songs always speak to me – different ones at different times, depending on what is going on in and around me. This week, I found myself playing her…

From Fear to Love, Head to Heart, Start in the Belly

Hanging on the wall of our morning room, a small, light-filled sitting room adjacent to our kitchen, are two prints of story artist Brian Andreas. They serve as daily reminders to be conscious and intentional about how to show up as I engage with all that is going on around and within me. In these…

Living What Matters Through Heart, Hands, and Feet

Frederick Douglass was an extraordinary African-American social reformer, speaker, and statesman, and one of the most prominent leaders of the abolitionist movement to end slavery in the U.S. in the mid 1800s. Two quotes from his body of work have inspired this article on living what matters through heart, hands, and feet. The first quote…

How Purpose Can Help You Navigate Unsettled Times

While the recent holiday season brought the chance to spend time with friends, engage in stimulating conversation, and laugh a lot, it also brought many conversations about what is happening in our country. Nearly every person expressed some level of fear, grief, anger, or frustration, and most were also at a loss for how to…
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