Tagged with wisdom

Walking the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth

It’s true what they say: Some things are hidden in plain sight. Although I’ve walked the Kortum Trail at least a dozen times, I’ve never noticed the labyrinth before. My guess is that it’s less than 100 feet from the trail, but if you don’t know it’s there, you’ll probably miss it. This time, I’m so … Continue reading

Year End Wisdom

Year End Wisdom

You are wise. How do I know that? Well, you can’t do the work I do without realizing at some point that people are filled with ocean-deep understanding, about themselves and about life. Of course, it’s easy to get disconnected from this inner wisdom. We forget and remember it a million times in our lives, … Continue reading

my grandmother’s hands

my grandmother’s hands

One night, in the circle of women, I told the story of my grandmother’s hands. The hands that chopped and seasoned and scrubbed and laundered: working hands. The hands that cradled and caressed and stroked and wiped tears away: loving hands. The hands that knit and sewed and crocheted and cross stitched: creative hands. The … Continue reading

Kind of Like In Life

Kind of Like In Life

So. I wasn’t going to write this week because I’m immersed in seeing clients, consulting with my mentor, getting ready for a weekend out-of-town, and lots of other stuff. And right now I’m preparing to finish some paperwork that must be completed today. OK, to be perfectly honest I’m procrastinating. Eating a cookie. Sitting in a chair. … Continue reading

The Trust Dilemma, Or Too Much Coke

Several years ago I got involved with a committee. I was part of a small alumni chapter, and there were about ten of us who took the reins that year. Although I didn’t last very long, I did enjoy our early sense of camaraderie and shared mission. There was a little blossoming of community that … Continue reading

Why Self-Help Bores Me

Tell me a story. In this century, and moment, of mania, tell me a story. Make it a story of great distances, and starlight. The name of the story will be time, But you must not speak its name. Tell me a story of deep delight. –Robert Penn Warren On my desk sits a stack … Continue reading

Wisdom

Wisdom, by its nature, is hard to articulate. Maybe that’s the point of it. And while I can’t say exactly what it is, I do know it’s important to nurture wisdom. There’s a saying that goes something like, “the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.” For me that captures the paradoxical … Continue reading