Monthly Archives: November 2015

(#288) Advice from an Owl


This week, thanks to an owl, I will leave you with many more questions than answers. In our garage, I keep a shelf of baseball caps.  While my favorite and often-worn choice is my New York Yankees hat, I often … Continue reading

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(#287) It Could Be Worse. Comparatory Suffering?


For me, comparatory suffering creates its own issues. My suffering is mine. Yours is yours. Does it really help to compare it to someone or something else— while denying the feelings in front of you? You’ve heard them. Probably have … Continue reading

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(#286) Seeking Passion? Embrace Curiosity!


Be curious about your inspiration…curiosity will lead to your passion. In June of this year, I treated myself to a four-day solo retreat.  I spent those days reacquainting myself with a manuscript I had written fifteen years ago. Fifteen years! … Continue reading

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(#285) Are You Relevant?


“The trap we fall into is trying to tell people how life-changing our widget is. If it changes their lives, we won’t have to tell them.” –Bernadette Jiwa Prior to working with any audience, I invest a number of hours … Continue reading

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(#284) Gaining Clarity


We would do well to surround ourselves with people who care about us— but won’t allow us to skate by with minimal reflection and action. I first read about the Clearness Committee  (Quaker tradition) in Parker Palmer’s works. This powerful … Continue reading

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