I have a history, a story that has shaped and refined who I am, that has given me an ability to speak with gravity on an important matter, because I have been carved by its weight personally. I also have a fear, a very real fear, of judgment and retaliation if I open my mouth … Continue reading Immobilizing Fear
We're all born with unique gifts: talents and abilities mindfully given that add to our individuality and serve as guideposts for the paths we pursue. The beautiful thing about these gifts is that they typically have a cumulative effect for good, rippling outwards to lift others up as well as yourself. Does empathy come naturally … Continue reading Polishing the Gifts We’re Given
This may not be an exciting read, but I'd like to track progress throughout the year on my Depth Year goals. Helps with accountability! Here's January's report: Depth Days to write: 2 that were scheduled, 5 more because of flu; 4 new blogposts Kids on board: Said no to impulse toy purchases; had several family … Continue reading January Report
We've all heard the Robert Frost poem that talks about two roads diverging in the woods. A couple of weeks ago, I heard a different poem about paths that captured my attention and has continued to bounce around in my head since then. I think it fits well with the theme of a Depth Year, and … Continue reading The Paths We Follow
I found my first stumbling block for this Depth Year challenge in an unexpected manifestation. Two weeks ago, a typical work day avalanched into a slippery slope of ill health: muscle fatigue, fever, malaise. As I realized the culprit was influenza H3n2--and there was no way out but through, I initially thought with my Pollyanna … Continue reading Overcoming Familiarity’s Contempt
I was sitting in a room with 24 others who had become deep friends for life in just a matter of days. The rain forest enveloped us outside, night sky both hiding and hushing the lush green canopy, exotic birds and cacophony of insects that came to life with the sun as we’d join to … Continue reading What’s In a Name
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