Noise: Let nothing disturb your focus, and nothing force you to struggle.


It's been noisy recently.  Distractions in all forms pulling and blurring focus. Yesterday afternoon, determined to continue songwriting, I entered the peace and comfort of our backyard.  Seated in the refreshing autumn air under waning sunlight I drank in clear skies, brilliant blossoms, vibrant new growth in shifting seasons. Closing my eyes to softly clouded …

On Elections and Voting: Empower others


Why worry about who someone's voting for or why?  Where is the power in that? Why not focus instead on whether someone has found their voice, whether they are exercising their power by voting, whether they are encouraging others to vote?  That is powerful. In 2008, I cried watching diverse people of all ages and …

Renew your mind: Thinking your way into a fantastic future.


Every one of us is born gifted.  Each gift is unique and the distribution  is both balanced and fair. But, our minds get in the way of using them. If you think about it, as we thinking folk invariably do, there's a hefty number of reasons to convince yourself to accept stuff that isn't true: …

Self-doubt and thanksgiving: You are never in question.


I've been privileged to spend time recently with friends who are an incredible inspiration, the kind of people who defy category and live abundantly in a way that always urges you to be better. In self-reflection I noticed an interesting, albeit subtle common theme. No matter how great or wonderful a given area of our …

Truth: Anxiously waiting for a reward isn’t being patient.


I have a puppy. He's awesome, spunky, sweet and frisky.  He loves playing in water, snuggling, and being impossibly adorable.  My dad named him Sputnik.  Sputs for short.  In training Sput I've accepted some interesting truths: 1) Apparently puppies can never have enough treats. 2) If Sputnik stands to snatch the treat when I tell …