I Called Bullshit on the System!

If you attend to yourself and seek to come into your presence, you will find exactly the right rhythm for your own life. John O’Donohue ~ Anam Cara   From my last blog… Continue reading

Only One Winner

I keep putting off writing here. It’s not that I don’t have plenty to say, but there is this unrelenting relationship I still engage in with my non-authentic self. My voice in life… Continue reading

I’m a Scuffler. You’re a Scuffler. We’re all Scufflers!

The road to being the most authentic you isn’t always glorious or exciting. For me, the past year of craving this authenticity has also brought with it great turmoil. I have spent much… Continue reading

Rebuilding myself at 40

 We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be.    – Anne Lamott I am… Continue reading

5 Benefits of Listening

Why not start this post off with a little humor we all can relate to about listening? Hearing is not the same as listening. Hearing is a passive activity. It’s one of the moving… Continue reading

From Bogus to Authentic: My Awakening Moment

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice… An excerpt from The Journey by Mary Oliver I realized I wasn’t living the life… Continue reading

Refusing To Live A Predictable Life

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone else likes you except yourself.  Rita Mae Brown The last few years of being a full-time member of a church, I kept coming back… Continue reading

Life Without Labels

What would life be like if we never labeled another person? She’s fat. He’s handsome. Why is she so depressed? He’s feminine. You’re aggressive. I’m shy. My dad has ADD. My wife is… Continue reading

trek of truth

I want truth to be mine, not someone else’s passed on to me.

Christians, let me ruffle your feathers!

WARNING: If you are sensitive about your Christian faith, and don’t want to hear anything negative about Christians, then I suggest reading something lighter. Here are a few blogs you might enjoy to feel comforted… Continue reading

The unpracticed art of “being”

I think people easily forget that we are human-BEINGS. With the pace of people’s lives I see all-around me, I would naturally think we are human-DOINGS. The other day I was getting my hair… Continue reading

Acceptance and Love.

A friend of mine died last month. Jeanne and I spent many hours with him, sitting on our porch drinking coffee and engaging in stimulating conversation. He was an intelligent, yet unkempt man… Continue reading

Learning beautiful simplicity

(This is my journal entry from March 29, 2013) When something comes to your attention, ask me whether or not it is part of today’s agenda. If it isn’t, release it into my… Continue reading

Give yourself space.

A few months ago I was scrubbing my white hand towels on a washboard outside in the sunshine. (Cause ya’ know sometimes the washing machine just doesn’t cut it:) This is the kind… Continue reading

Day 10 of Jumping

We are less than 6.5 hours drive from my mama’s new life and home in JAX! Today we had the shortest driving day since we left 10 days ago from Seattle, WA. First… Continue reading

Day 9 of Jumping

We are definitely on the home stretch now people! And boy are we ready for some home cooked food and relief from living out of a suitcase:) We drove 400+ miles today and… Continue reading

Day 8 of Jumping

Deep in the heart of TEXAS!! REMEMBER THE ALAMO! Do you know the history of The Alamo? We learned a little about it today as we made a stop there traveling through San… Continue reading

Day 7 of Jumping

Check out our first 6 posts, starting here! Today was our new longest day: 546 miles. From Las Cruces, New Mexico to Kerrville, Texas. It was a stunning day in the beautiful sunshine!… Continue reading

Day 6 of Jumping

In case you are just joining us on this stream of “Jumping” posts, you can go here to read from the beginning and catch up! Today, my mama and I got a late… Continue reading

Day 5 of Jumping

Jill here: Our longest day yet! 520 miles. From Bakersfield, California to Phoenix, Arizona. Sunshine all the way and no traffic! I did a lot of driving today, which was fine by me… Continue reading

  • A Little About Me

    I'm a writer, deep thinker and on a quest to BE PRESENT and BE LOVE. I'm an ex-churchgoer. I've lived in 27 different places in my life. I was once an island dweller and I've been a pioneer in a handful of start-up organizations in the USA, Switzerland, and Honduras. Oh and I should add that I am a recovering people-pleaser. I hope to bring humor and thought-provoking ideas to my readers.
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