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Meaning Mondays: Lazy

THERE IS MUCH TO DO. Calls to be made. A workshop to be planned. Articles to be written. Tables to be dusted. Laundry to be washed. Clothes to be ironed. Meals to be cooked. Plants to be fertilized. Bills to be paid. THERE IS MUCH TO DO. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. As it sinks in, … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: A Simple Philosophy Emerges

In every adult there lurks a child – an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed and calls for unceasing care, attention and education. That is the part of the human personality which wants to develop and become whole. -Carl Jung Now this took me by surprise. I woke up this morning … Continue reading

the four healing salves

the four healing salves

For much of the last year I’ve been fascinated by the process of healing. That’s partly because I’ve been in a deep period of life transition. But there’s more to it than that. A few months ago I finished my final relationship coaching class. (Yay! I’m now a certified relationship coaching specialist.) And just like all … Continue reading

Fortune Cookie Magic

On the outside, it looked like all the others. But its circumstances were different. Normally, when Chinese take-out is on the menu, I’m the one who ladles the food out of the cartons and onto the plates, getting them to the table. Once we’ve finished, Dave’s the one who gathers it all up and clears … Continue reading

The Story of One Day, Just For You

Pondering the sniffles on Monday got me thinking about something else. Something different, but related. I suppose I would call it an evolving awareness that I’ve come to after 10 years as a counselor and coach. Turns out I’m no longer surprised when clients tell me they welcome getting sick. Or even being hospitalized for … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Less is More Edition

Did you ever hear the story about National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg? Back in the fall of 1994, he got tired of the grind. The endless treadmill. The pressure to produce more. So what did he do? He hightailed it back home, to the Boundary Waters area of Northern Minnesota. In that wild and beautiful … Continue reading

What Did You Love As a Child?

So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us. ~Gaston Bachelard WHAT DID YOU LOVE TO DO AS A CHILD? I loved to climb the big mulberry tree in the front yard I loved to steer a wagon down a steep hill I loved to do magic tricks I loved … Continue reading