a year to share your story

"Change starts with story, so keep sharing yours." – Omkari Williams Welcome to another new year. I was going to write “we are living in rather turbulent times”, but echoing…

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a coat of humility

“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” – Sinclair Lewis I have perfected the art of bundling up. It involves a few pairs of socks, pajamas under pants, and…

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lifting up

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali There is much despair in the world these days and, therefore, much need for uplift. How awesome it…

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the corridors of emily d

“One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted — One need not be a House — The Brain has Corridors — surpassing Material Place —” ― Emily Dickinson…

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the comfort of not there yet

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further." - Thomas Carlyle When my life feels particularly in flux and I get…

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game of catch

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” - Maya Angelou These are wise…

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amplification or distraction?

"So part of the discernment that we need as creators is to tell the difference between someone who will take our time and someone who will amplify our time." —…

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live & unplugged

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you." – Anne Lamott We all have different ways of unplugging: meditating, taking a walk, eating…

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a room for surprise

"Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise." – Julia Cameron I went to hear Paul Simon sing at the Hollywood Bowl recently. He told a story about…

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