Caveat: This is a post that comes from nowhere and really belongs nowhere but, for me, permeates everywhere. I love the show CBS Sunday Morning. I love the music. I love the pace. I love the art. I love the connection. I love the vignettes. Why? I don't know. But, today, I was reminded: When … Continue reading Re: Connect
Think of something you want to say and then sing it instead. Kid's President's Guide to Awesome is the very best. It's raining. It's raining and I'm happy. It's raining and I'm happy because I'm doing schoolwork. If it's raining, I'm not sad that I can't be outside because I'm doing schoolwork. I'm getting lots … Continue reading Guide to Awesome… Day 52
What does SPRING mean to you? Some will say these things: productivity, cultivation, blooms, growth, planting seeds, green, flowers, weddings, sunshine, bright, garden, clean, new beginnings, planning... For me, sometimes it seems like a lot of pressure. Pressure to... change grow achieve accomplish declutter dust off break out advance develop innovate create transition shift. Sometimes, … Continue reading Not Always the Same
Someone once told me I reminded them of the cow in the photo above. I can see the similarity in the photo below. The same person tole me I looked like that "Justin Beaver" kid. That still makes me laugh. But it always makes me think. Take off the lens of all I think I … Continue reading A New Perspective
We spend so very much time connected to electronics, I think we forget what it feels like to be connected to each other. This weekend, I got to connect with some dear humans without the wires. breathe in look up talk walks pet the dog again grill out share stories give of yourself laugh breathe … Continue reading Unplug to Connect
One July, too long ago, I spent a week in New Orleans. I was with my church and half us were spending time building homes with Habitat for Humanity and the other half of us organized and facilitated the summer bible school program the church in NOLA didn't have the staff to continue. Everyone worked during the … Continue reading Vacuum
Sometimes, there's just not enough. Not enough... Empathy Love Hope Peace Quiet Soul Inspiration Time Energy Understanding Compassion Humanity All of us are short on these right now. All of us need a little more, whether we know it or not. All of us could give a little more, whether we know it or not. … Continue reading Not enough?
Heck yes it is another first day. I published this on January 1, 2017: Today is the first day. What does it start? The year? The year 2017. The journey you've been waiting your whole life to begin? Why are you still waiting? The process to go back to school? The planning of the life … Continue reading Another first day…
Ok. So, tomorrow is Saturday. Totally a perfect day to unplug. Put down the phone. Close the computer. Power down the tablet. For all intents and purposes, move all technology to the settings that you would feel secure if you were taking off on a flight with 100 air marshals ensuring your devices were in … Continue reading Unplug
What do you see? What do you miss? What do you notice? What notices you? Who do you miss? What's the impact? What's the meaning? What's the matter? What do you mean? What do you hear? Where's the truth? Look up. Look inward. Unplug. Engage. Connect. Empathize. Interact. Conversationalize. (is that a word?) Change focus. … Continue reading Don’t miss it
We all know that old adage: One man's trash is another man's treasure. We all have a general understanding of what that means, right? Ok. I LOVE Ted Talks. I love Ted Talks by Sir Ken Robinson. Now I love books by Sir Ken Robinson. His talks, books, and ideas help me understand the world … Continue reading One man’s trash…
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward When you feel overwhelmingly gratitude, express it. Today, I extend excessive gratitude to Kate Grove. She teaches a Tuesday, 12pm yin yoga class and she is my friend. She is graceful and gracious. She is kind and … Continue reading Gratitude for my teacher, my friend
When you're anxious or worried, be patient. The key to patience opens the door of happiness. -Rumi What are you worried about? What are you anxious about? What can you do about that which you are worried and/or anxious? What is stopping you? What kind of person would you be if you were patient through worry … Continue reading Patience
Let the water settle; you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your being. - Rumi There is so much churning in the world. Consider stillness. Inaction and stillness are not the same things. Contemplate the proceedings. Scrutinize what you hear. Conscientiously determine your path forward. Own your journey. Leave it all out there. … Continue reading Stillness
When I have questions, I seek answers. There are two ways to go about this: Seek the answers I want Seek the answers that provide me with knowledge, treat my stupidity, and cure my ignorance Perhaps this is a good time to think about our questions. More importantly, perhaps most importantly, think about the answers you seek. Where … Continue reading Questions
Use caution and be mindful of your words and actions in these curious times. Consider when you're about to speak or act: Would I want to hear this? Would I want to hear this in this way? Would I be afraid if addressed in this manner? Would I want to be treated this way? Would … Continue reading Consider
This video is about and hour and fifteen minutes long. It's worth it. It's one of my most favorite talks ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo Did you watch it? Why/Why not? What did you think? Was it worth it? What does it mean to you? Will you share it? Why/Why not? Think. Connect. Elevate.
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them. Rumi No matter how much money you make or where you live or how easy/hard your life has been, we all live in same broken world. Right now, around this broken world, there are countless individuals in pain for as many different reasons as there are individuals. … Continue reading Find Peace in People
When you lose all sense of self The bonds of a thousand chains shall vanish Lose yourself completely Return to the root of the root of your own soul Rumi Today, I had the most delightful yin yoga class at a studio called Yogavibez in Edgewater, MD. It was a rainy and overcast day but … Continue reading Scent is… senses
Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers What does that mean? Some of us understand this to mean to throw away the fear and push on. I always understood this as an opportunity to understand my fear. Study where it comes from. Study what makes it stronger and what weakens its hold over … Continue reading Fear?