To live a great story means that we must stop looking to the past for our plots or to the future for our plans. We must stop being afraid of the change we are seeing right here, right now, and recognize instead that our only chance to continue writing stories at all entails the acceptance of what is happening. In fact, realizing that the changes we are seeing are our ONLY chance to live a great story. What we do right now as a planet, what we do right now to help our fellow human beings and our animal neighbors, what we do right now to make different choices in our own lives, these are our only chances to live a great story.Read More
For everyone learning every day to live in the layers, not in the litter, may we all know the heavy-winged grace of scavenger angels who will help us find the way we need to go.Read More
It is impossible to remain silent in the face of the hatred that has not just been allowed but invited by the purported leaders of our country. When we are silent -- about the past or the present -- we are giving in to fear. When we give into fear, fear wins. Not permanently, but enough to inflict grievous damage on our world.Read More
Joy has no expiry date. Joy never goes out of style. And joy always always connects us to who and what we love. To practice joy is to show up to this life in hope, compassion, connection, possibility, faith and grace. As such, I would like to suggest that joy is not an extracurricular activity but one of life's core curricula. To practice joy is to practice life, to practice love, to practice presence. To grow up to become the selves we dreamed of being when we were little children.Read More
Sometimes from sorrow, for no reason, we sing ourselves back to joy, to hope, to love, to life, to faith. We sing ourselves whole.Read More
When I walked out of the house this morning here in Austin, the humidity hit me like a wall of water. My glasses fogged over and within seconds I, someone who almost never sweats, was drenched. My t-shirt looked like I should be an extra in Rocky Part XII, after running fifty miles up bleacher steps while training. For someone who has lived in Northern New Mexico for a quarter century, where humidity like this only happens in a steam shower, this is uncharted territory.Read More
What is a road trip without detours? Well, first off, it's probably not a road trip. It's just a drive -- from where here is to wherever there is going to be.
On yesterday's detour, I was reminded to hold to the truth I have always believed: The daily acts of lovingkindness that are happening all over our planet, even as I write this, will always all ways outweigh even the most egregious and seemingly spectacular acts of hate.Read More
That is the greatest gift of life, I believe: Living forward our legacy of love. Not only this Father's Day, but every day.
May we all keep living forward our legacies of Love.Read More
I have always said that I don't like to be scared.
But the truth is that I must have liked it at least a little, because I let myself be too scared to do something I have always loved for 50 years!Read More
We can't love in isolation, that is why people need people. When I was a little girl, I knew I needed my friends & those connections to made me feel whole.Read More
The Art of Living, That's the title of a book by Epictetus, a Greek Stoic philosopher. He believed that : You become what you give your attention to.Read More
Not only am I on the same journey that we're all on -- The Journey of Life, but I am also literallly journeying every day, having embraced the adventure of being intentionally homeless.Read More
A New Beginning
For 50 years, I believed this life-limiting narrative: You are not talented enough to become an artist. But through my practice of joy, I am rewriting my story. Instead of seeing myself as unable to do something I love, I now believe that I can make art and show it. I am beginning to call myself an artist.Read More
Now, when I eat avocados for breakfast, it will be in appreciation for everything I have in life. No matter what happens, I will both appreciate avocados and stay in gratitude.Read More
My heart is ready to soar away from my bucket list. I don't have to translate my soul messages into human expectations and beliefs. I just have to listen to my heart.Read More
I hope that at least few of the great American rest stops will remain, Because people from all walks of life need to remember that we are all here on the same journey.Read More
I am ready to begin the next chapter of my daily practice of joy. It doesn't matter what the future brings. I will continue to trust my journey. Lean. Listen. Learn. Laugh. Love.Read More