When it clicked with me that tending to my state of being was the most important job I have, it felt so freeing. We live in a culture where doing is more valued than being. And yet the state of our being directly dictates our doing. Think about it, when you’re in a good mood … Continue reading Rainbow State of Being
I’m baack! It’s been awhile since writing in this arena. Over the last fourteen months I’ve dipped my toes in a variety of community efforts – tracking and reporting on local government activity, helping a local charter school find its way through getting up and running, and navigating ‘Ohana Oasis through COVID-19. This year was … Continue reading It’s a New Day at Ohana Oasis
Life comes in a variety of speeds. I tend to cycle through periods of a slower, more contemplative place where I don’t feel incredibly inspired or motivated. These are the times I am keenly aware of my energy tanks sensing they are low which translates into investing considerable time filling them. I establish daily practices … Continue reading Slowing Down to Stay at Top Speed
Have you ever stood in line at a home improvement store in the springtime spinning the display wheel full of garden seeds? So many options…a vegetable garden with the makings for a salad, or maybe pumpkins for Halloween. Or wait, it could be a flower garden. Hearing, “next!” you are startled out of your reverie … Continue reading Plant a Garden
Here you sit in the present moment in touch with your reality, and it's not exactly what you really want or what feels good…. So what now? Start dreaming of your future! That can be an extremely scary thing to do when you've already lost so much. There are no guarantees the future won't also … Continue reading Future Dreaming vs. Daydreaming
You’ve decided to be present and get in touch with your emotions. You actually know how you are feeling. The problem is, what you’re feeling isn’t welcome. It isn’t all hearts and flowers. Now what? Can you learn from what you’re presently feeling? What are your emotions trying to tell you? This is the beautiful … Continue reading What’s the Message?
In a recent blog post I shared the story of a seemingly normal afternoon that ended up catapulting me into a different life trajectory. What made that normal afternoon different than any other? Was it some external event that necessitated change? Nope, it was me being fully present in the moment. The seismic shift started with … Continue reading How You Feeling?
If I had to choose the single most important thing I’ve done over the last fifteen years to move from being a hot mess with a life in pieces to where I am today, it is being present in the moment. It sounds deceptively simple and perhaps even trite. But here’s the thing, when I … Continue reading If I Had to Choose
Next week will mark fifteen years since my daughter Alison died. She will have been gone three times longer than she was alive. And yet the five years I had with her leave a lasting legacy like no other. Yes, of course her life, her spirit, and my memories with her are a large part … Continue reading Living a Legacy
Now that you’ve dreamed up what your best life looks like it’s time to map the trail to it. Can you take a straight shot or do you need to pick up some things along the way? Will the car you’ve got get you there or do you need four-wheel drive to get where you … Continue reading Your Road Map