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