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What you want matters! Honor yourself.

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I believe life is a journey, an opportunity to learn about myself and others. The Buddhist philosophy to welcome everything and push nothing away was introduced to me by Frank Ostaseski in his book The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully. When my father was dying …

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From Ordinary to Original

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? It was in Vienna at Belvedere Castle, standing in front of Gustov Klimt painting The Kiss, when it dawned on me that genius takes time. I can identify Klimt’s famous paintings, the ones that grace the front of boxed note cards in museum gift shops around the world. In …

Release Your Inner Critic

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When I was a child my father would take us fishing. I still remember sitting at the end of a pier, my feet hanging over the edge watching for the slightest shadow in the water that might indicate a fish might appear. The water would rise and fall in flattened …

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Steps on a Mother Daughter Journey

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When my daughter, Wesley, was getting married, I arrived early intending to help, but really what I wanted was time with my first-born to celebrate her last days as a single woman before she took this next step. I’ve been with her every step; first I held her tiny body, …