Category Archive: Life Lessons

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

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

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

Autopilot Living

Lately, it has come to my attention that I have been on autopilot of daily life…again. You know those moments in life where you recognize that you are just going through a routine… Continue reading

Normalcy. Unhappy. Risk.

Have you ever felt like you were on the edge of a cliff and you couldn’t see what was below you? Not literally, but the felling of it. You have butterflies in your… Continue reading

Grief. Vulnerability. Reality.

(This is an excerpt from January 18, 2012 taken from my journal.) Grief. It can come at any moment. You can see a picture or hear a song that reminds you of a… Continue reading

One life at a time.

As I have spent time in parts of this beautiful island where there are many people in extreme poverty, I have to balance the feeling of being overwhelmed with knowing that I can… Continue reading

Slow Down. Look Up. Be Grateful.

It is so powerful and uplifting when you practice thankfulness. Every morning I write all the things that I am grateful for that happened the previous day and then all the things I… Continue reading

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    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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