Hawk flashes just in front of my car. Is it the red-tailed hawk who lives in the Cedars near our house? This fast-flying bird makes it impossible to identify it. Red-tailed hawks have flown through our yard for years. They circle. Dive down. Grab prey. Fly away. Their auburn feathers aglow in sunlight.
“Tucked inside and buried deep, our heart has promises to keep.” This lyric is from the theme song written for our film Showing Up: Dare to Live from Your Heart. Many of us have this experience. There is something we want to express. But a funny thing happens on the journey to self-expression. Responsibilities. Expectations.
Do you know the present everyone wants this gift-giving season? There is something that each of us wants. You will not have to push through crowds of shoppers to find it. It is never out of stock. It is affordable. Wrapping it is not an issue. Fortune magazine reports that about 30% of us
Don and I celebrated our 58th wedding anniversary in October at a favorite restaurant. The waiter asks us for the wisdom we have learned over these almost six decades of marriage. The waiter is about to become engaged. He stops and listens intently. We answer him with things that we find important. If I had
What does the phrase “showing up “mean to you? Does it remind you of a particular time in your life? Perhaps, you made a statement or took actions that made you clearly visible. Maybe it was a time when your heart raced, and your legs shook with fear. Yet, you kept going and pushed
Taos, New Mexico on a clear July night. Mable’s apricot-colored adobe walls are awash in moonlight. Coyotes howl in the distance. The moon is a perfect reflector of sunlight. Its glow is welcomed on this inky night. Walking to our bedrooms from the yoga building our feet are barely visible. Just like moonlight on a
Who are you becoming? This may seem like a strange question. You’re an adult, you already have a life. But you are not a static being. You are always becoming. Look at nature. It shows us that all things continue to unfold. I agree with Dan Gilbert, an author and Harvard psychologist. He
Rob Berry is the soundtrack composer for Showing Up: Dare to Live from Your Heart. Keith Kelly is the documentary’s director. I am the writer and producer. We are here in Rob’s studio to hear the beginning of his creation. Stepping into Rob’s music studio is captivating. Microphones, audio mixing consoles, an electronic keyboard, speakers,
A painted flower appeared in my dream the other night. A strange dream filled with chaos and confusion. Out of nowhere a paintbrush appears. I pick it up. Effortlessly, I begin to paint a single pink flower. Roots from its stalk stretch around a huge stone and reach the ground. Simple. Colorful. Poignant. Comfort
Earth School is hard. That is what the magnet on my refrigerator says. I had it printed and placed it there to remember this wisdom. Don’t get me wrong. Life is beautiful! There is much joy to experience. But life is also hard. Just a few minutes of news reveals the depth of
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