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The Identity of Change: Inner vs. Outer

“The Desk”

It rests in a corner of my living room, close enough to see a view of the yard through the nearby sliding glass doors. With a carved wooden border and detailed metal knobs, it’s a stunning secretary desk that gets only more beautiful knowing it used to be my grandpa’s. During the sixteen years it’s been with me, the desk has served three important roles: Read more

Best of the Blog—Year TWO

Here’s to year two!

Like most nearly-two-year-olds, the blog had “its moments” this past year—it wanted freedom to explore, so I gave it space to grow.

The result?

A video version of the blog! I’ve enjoyed making and sharing these videos, and appreciate your embrace of them, too. Which is why you’ll find a couple below, along with a sampling of my picks for best of the blog, 2nd edition.

With three themes and twelve titles to choose from, I know you’ll find inspiration just right for you! (Click on the title for a link to the complete article/video.) Read more

In a Funk? A Solution to This Three-Part Equation

It manifests in my life as overwhelm + mental blocks + self-doubt. And it equals this:


Mentally, that’s where I’m at as I type. Tuesday, 7:40 pm. Less than 24 hours before I’ll publish this blog.

Waiting until now to start writing makes me nervous, but lately I’ve been struggling to balance life. And it’s my work that I’ve neglected.

See, a big shift’s on its way . . . Read more

Offstage vs. Onstage: How Do We Own the Role We’re In?

Between work and home, we all play numerous roles. So what happens when one of those roles feels unimportant? If it’s not one we auditioned for, how do we own it?

This 3-minute video will guide you toward a perspective shift, including three steps for giving your best performance in whatever role you play. And it starts with another kitchen-sink inspiration . . . Read more

Your Sign Awaits—Here’s Where to Find It

Look up.

We’ve been looking way up for ages: the ancient Greeks with constellations, the wise men with the Star of Bethlehem, and sailors with their “red sky at night” adage.

So what have we been looking for all this time?


Maybe these signs have given an understanding of the world or a direction to follow or even a clue to the weather. But, lacking words, it’s been our responsibility to assign meaning.

Which brings me to a sign that’s been puzzling me the past few weeks . . . Read more

Nature’s Advice for Steadying an Unbalanced Life

One of the many “balancing acts” along the trail.

“Too much.”

“Not enough.”

Are either of these the anthem of your current life? I mean, it is December, so I’ll assume we’re all struggling at least a little with balance right now.

But what advice would Nature give on this topic? Well, I had lots of time to contemplate this about a week and a half ago on an extended-weekend trip to Sedona, Arizona.

Because when you’re in Sedona, you can’t escape Nature. It rises around you, forming the most spectacular red-hued backdrop.

It’s all you can see and all you want to see. Yet there’s something deeper going on than just superficial beauty. Read more