Shine


Your life is a source of light. Don't waste precious time worrying how much darkness exists beyond the reach of your light, whether your light is bright enough, or how the darkness feels about your brilliance, or when your light will burn out. Just shine.

Transition: Allow acclimation.


      Living a purposeful life is very much like a mountain climbing expedition.  You can't just show up to Mt. Kilimanjaro one afternoon and go for it.  It takes careful planning, equipping, guidance, preparation and readiness or you'll just die part way up. The interesting thing about mountain climbing, and even scuba diving, …

13 tips for living a purposeful life.


An acquaintance recently asked for 13 tidbits of advice to share with their daughter for her thirteenth birthday.  It was a wonderfully thoughtful gift, and as I sent the lengthy message, I realized these 13 tips are pretty universal, and decided to post them here. Enjoy! 1. You are more powerful than you’ll ever know. …

6/6/2012: The point of understanding


Thankful. What a difference a year makes. A day. A moment. This time last year I was in the ER with my beloved best friend, waiting for an ambulance to transfer him to a hospital across town. In the face of a life-threatening illness he was supernaturally high-spirited, an inspiration and utter mystery to his …

The Power to Reset: What have you been training for all your life?


Have you ever noticed how powerful your mind is? Like, it is not only your calculator and figure-it-outter, but also your filter, your feeling producer and processor, your body's puppet master, spirit receiver and soul feeder. Technically, nothing should get in or out, done or felt without your mind having the final say-so. Tricky thing …

What “praying for Oklahoma” means to me…


It's not always clear what "I'll pray for you" or "You're in my prayers" means to everyone. This is what I'm Praying for Oklahoma means to me. We know who God is. We know that no matter how much lies seem to suggest otherwise, God is GOOD. We know that's why it's impossible for science to predict tornadoes, …