I am about to leave town for a family vacation. Truthfully, my brain is already in vacation-mode and my willingness to write to you is waning. It occurred to me that perhaps I need to write about what is most present for me! Since we are heading into summer, a time when many folks take vacations, this actually makes sense. So, here we go!
What is your relationship to “vacation”? Continue reading “Vacation”
… I am a limited edition! A friend shared this with me earlier today. When I looked up the source, I found the original quotation from author, J.T. Geissinger:
“I’m not weird, I’m limited edition.”
My friend and I were talking about expressing our true selves, daring to live “my” life, and not some watered down version of life based on who “you” think I “should” be.
Yet, I bet you all have met some eccentric folks, living their lives, their way. Continue reading “I am not strange …”
How do you check in with yourself each day? Does your morning start with an intentional pause to discern things like:
- What MUST happen today?
- Who needs a bit of attention today?
- How prepared am I for what’s ahead?
- What do I need to get grounded and ready?
I’ve had a “morning practice” for many years now, though it has changed many times. Recently, I made yet another change — inspired, actually, by a strong sense that my “grounding check-in” was actually ungrounding me and rendering me less prepared for the day ahead than before I got out of bed!
Continue reading “Checking in …”
Today’s message is short; it is an invitation to a way of being in our lives. It is meant for you if you ever move through your days:
- ignoring everything and everyone that isn’t “in the plan”
- assuming that the person you are about to speak with has nothing of value to offer you
- mindlessly doing the mundane tasks
- afraid of what you are about to do or what the people around you are thinking
My invitation to you is this:
Continue reading “What am I to learn from you?”
And today IS your birthday – if you choose. Just what do I mean? Well, when I think of birthdays, I think of anticipation, excitement, celebration, fresh start, new beginnings, joy and children. When I think of children, I think of carefree, unburdened, naturally bold, uninhibited.
Not your experience of today? What keeps you from waking to the day with the fresh anticipation of a child? Continue reading “Today is YOUR birthday!”