Looking for a little direction for your 2018? I recommend giving this a little try. Take a chance. What could it hurt? What would this year be like if you took control and lived it with intention? Mapping 2018 Recording of Elena's Call Elena Brower's Mapping 2018 Guidebook to enhance the call. It is worth the … Continue reading Today’s Job Title: Cartographer
Today I am thankful for solitude and the blank, unmarred, void it creates - into which one can throw the whole world. Peace. Insight. Non-judgment. Wholeness. What is solitude for you?
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
"We've got a road to walk..." There's so much going on in our world today. What if we lived in a heard where we all slowed down for one another when we needed it? TED Talk: Boyd Varty https://www.ted.com/talks/boyd_varty_what_i_learned_from_nelson_mandela photo: unsplash
Grace I am thankful for grace. But what does that mean? My personal definition (for today) is that it is an understanding, from one human to another, that we are all imperfect. It is the reflection of beautiful imperfections in one another that creates a connection and joint resolution that, in our imperfections, we will strive to create a more … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 22
Today, I'm thankful for purpose. I'm thankful for the reminders of what my purpose is and sometimes, more importantly, what it is not. IS To live faithfully To live with integrity To live giving love and grace To raise the bar of excellence wherever and whenever I can To make an impact To matter IS NOT … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 19
On this crazy Wednesday full of nutter-butter emails, plenty of yoga and a TON of pranayama and meditation, I'm thankful for... Passion for excellence These days, too many people are lowering the bar and trying to make everything easier and make everyone happy. This is not ok. Excellence is awesome and a hill worth dying … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 4
Today marks 16 years since my dad and I last shared the same bit of earth. Usually, I spend the day moping around crying and thinking about everything he's missed and what it would have been like if he'd been there. On this stunning, fall Annapolis morning, I just can't do that. I won't do that. He hasn't … Continue reading Grateful…
This past weekend, a team of amazing people completed the Ragnar Relay 'Dacks event. It was pretty great. One of my legs of the relay was about 8.3 miles. The roads ebbed and flowed like the moon was pulling them toward it's bright face, creating long hilly stretches. The wind blew bitterly cold across my … Continue reading Ragnar teaches that straight and honest aren’t the same.
This is true every single day. Every time you lace up your sneaks, unroll your mat, or even just open your eyes and put your feet on the floor, you're in a whole new world. You have complete control how you interact with everything going on in the world around you. You may experience the … Continue reading A whole new world
Imagine your most loved and delightful thing. That thing is what makes you calm, brings you clarity, moves you forward when everything else is looking back, fills you with self-worth and pushes you to accomplish more than you ever dreamed. Then make it better. This is what yoga did for my running. Fantastically, amazingly, beautifully … Continue reading Running and Yoga
For my HE family... The last few days have changed my life, Just like they always do, And sitting here worn out tonight, I wonder, "Who else, too?" In the parking lot with old family and new, I donned the green and brown, HOPING the words I had to say, Would really sink, deep down. … Continue reading Hope Express Recap 2014
To Connie I know this is a scary time, With fear swirling around. Please take comfort as I convey to you, That HOPE and love surround. You have a tough road ahead, Nothing you cannot face. "You were not meant for failure here, Get up and win that race!" And win that race you shall, … Continue reading For my friend…
Maybe I'm asking too much. The answer to that is this: you ask for what you need, when you need it, so "too much is relative." Perhaps I come from a position unknown to many. There are two facets to answer this. Since the death rate of human beings is hovering right around one hundred … Continue reading Second Sunday in June
Well, it's been a while. There's been a lot going on: in my world and in the big, wide, real world. I've written recently. I've written a lot. The writing's been heavy. It's been sad and difficult for me to read myself and be inspired, let alone expect others to read it and be interested … Continue reading Nervous?
I'm thankful for every day I get to open my eyes and take a breath in. I'm thankful for the awareness (every once-in-a-while) that allows me to appreciate every joy I encounter and take every perceived hardship as a lesson. I'm thankful for all the teachers who have shown wonderful unending patience through my difficulty … Continue reading TDT: Wake up
I'm thankful that I understand what it means to have the saddest part of my day surround leaving someone. It's a charmed life. Not flawless, but perfect to me and charmed.
Today, I'm thankful for anticipation and all that it does. The anticipation of the day, pulls me out of bed. The anticipation of tomorrow leads me to do the best I can today. The anticipation of what's waiting for me around the corner. “Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to … Continue reading TDT: Anticipation
Election Day “Oratory should raise your heart rate. Oratory should blow the doors off the place.” There may be one person on the planet, who I know, that can identify this quote. This person did not let me down and on Election Day, he knew the person and the precise moment this person spouted this … Continue reading TDT: Election Day
I seem to be drawn to running when the sun is rising or setting. There’s just something about the sometimes quiet, sometimes loud, way the sun says, “Hello,” or, “Good night,” that appeals to me and pulls me down the road. I’m thankful I am capable of seeing the sun wake up and go to … Continue reading TDT: Sunrise, Sunset