the seven steps of reinvention

the seven steps of reinvention

This month’s kind promise is “I will reinvent whimsically.” This promise makes me smile and brings me a lift of energy. Just what I need in these pandemic-influenced times. Disability is the mother of invention. Illness means my body works differently than most bodies...

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This holy moment

This holy moment

Lately I’ve been thinking about ways to recognize the preciousness – the holiness – of each moment. At first, I considered words like “consecrate” and “sanctify.” They suggest that the choice comes from me. Instead, I want to acknowledge the sacredness of all that...

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Cultivating Purpose

Cultivating Purpose

In these in-between times of pandemic, we each need a reason to get up and moving and sustain ourselves across quiet days of isolation. Purpose can be an animating factor. Purpose, suggests Kira M. Newman isn’t something we find. It’s something we “can cultivate...

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Discovering meaning during quarantine

Discovering meaning during quarantine

These are tender times. Many of us are still isolated in a quarantine that goes on with no end in sight. The world is in an uproar, but we remain observers. If we act, it’s through email messages or social media posts and zoom meetings. Meanwhile, our philosophies of...

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What word describes the strength within chronic illness?

What word describes the strength within chronic illness?

When you live with a body that doesn’t function the way most people’s bodies do, you are invited to develop a special kind of strength. I was listening to an interview between Marie Forleo and Katie Sturino, blogger and entrepreneur. They were discussing their workout...

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3 ways to share encouragement

3 ways to share encouragement

The world is wrestling with multiple struggles right now. Not only do we have the coronavirus pandemic, we are also recognizing (again) the toll racism takes on America. When I think about “strength” during these times, the word “courage” comes to mind. Dictionary.com...

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How can our lives become more compassionate and creative – even in the face of difficulty? How can we connect with the sacred? I explore these questions by practicing the kind promises, report my wrangling here and in my monthly newsletter.

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