Growth: Let crumbling foundations clear the path for deeper roots.


This past weekend was quite a whirlwind, the culmination of a few weeks planning to celebrate the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela coincided with the unfolding of the trial of the George Zimmerman trial. Saturday evening on my way to a posh Beverly Hills restaurant to celebrate one of my best friend's milestone birthdays, the …

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 …

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 …

Just when you think it doesn’t get any better…


What a morning.  What a day. It's not even noon and it's been wildly eventful.  Hopefully a little trip down my memory lane will add some perspective, inspiration even as you go about your day. Every year, on this date, when the love of my life asked me to be his, it's like the universe …

Share the good stuff: Own your impact by reflecting goodness.


I haven't written in a while.  Usually stuff just pours out of me. Stuff.  Recently stuff has been very quiet inside.  Silenced stuff that didn't seem relevant or worthy. Well. We are always worthy.  Last year a really challenging season showed me I didn't like writing about stuff that wasn't happy.  I sucked it up …