righting the ship

My dad sent me this video the other day.  It documents climber Emily Harrington’s attempt at free climbing El Capitan in one push.  I’m not a rock climber and I’m not a runner/athlete who pretends to be anywhere near her caliber in any way shape or form.  What inspired me while watching the video was her… More righting the ship

choosing to stay

“To stay, you have to believe there is something worth staying for—and then you have to bring yourself back, again and again.  The initial glimpse of wonder, of love, of possibility, of expansion becomes a commitment to returning, to bringing yourself back each time you bolt.” – Geneen Roth For as long as I can… More choosing to stay

mud & stitches

I’m starting to kind of loosen my grip on this arrogant belief that I “know best”.  Maybe I really don’t know shit. I have grown to know some things for damn sure, but clearly there is a LOT I have left to learn. Last Friday, Lars & I headed out to Orcas Island for our annual… More mud & stitches

renewal

In listing my intentions for the coming new year, I will borrow the instructions of philosopher William James: “Accumulate all the possible circumstances which shall reenforce the right motives; put yourself assiduously in conditions that encourage the new way; make engagements incompatible with the old; take a public pledge, if the case allows; in short, envelop your… More renewal

expectations

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” – Henry David Thoreau After graduating college, I moved to Japan to teach English as a Second Language.  I was 22 and eager to get the hell out of my comfort zone and move somewhere completely new. As life goes,… More expectations

sharing

I love it when unexpected words fall into my lap at just the right moment.  I love receiving a message I need to hear. I love feeling inspired to examine something a little deeper when I might not otherwise do so. Change & growth hurt.  By nature, transformation is uncomfortable.  It is only in retrospect, after the… More sharing