The “you” you know best:

The “you” you know best:

Who would you be if you didn’t hold back? If all your power, compassion, love, and strength roared into any room, any conversation, any relationship? If you glided through earth and sky and sea, nothing able to hold you down, hold you under, hold you captive? If...

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Choosing the Storm: in tribute to Mary Oliver

Choosing the Storm: in tribute to Mary Oliver

At the end of last week, in reflecting on Mary Oliver's life - small respite in the wake of her death - I ran a search through my previous 12+ years of blog posts to see what I'd written of her before, where her poetry and prose have inspired my own words (and heart)....

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Redefining “Ordinary”

Redefining “Ordinary”

The desire, temptation, and lure to live an extraordinary life is strong; to figure out our “one thing;” to do, create, be, achieve, rise up, astonish, accomplish, shine. It’s exhausting, really. And it’s a relatively new phenomenon. Far before pressing existential...

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