Courage

Thoughts on life’s greatest adventure

February 8, 2014

Oh tears. It’s a rainy Saturday morning and in the middle of morning pages and a cup of tea, I stumble across this.  So heavy with meaning and relevance, I am frozen at the table suddenly aware of all the things that matter and more importantly, the millions of things that don’t matter at all. […]






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Do What You Love

January 15, 2012

I’ve been obsessed with the Holstee Manifesto since it started circulating the net last year.  They just came out with a wonderful video and I’m posting it below.  I’m so thankful for companies, like Holstee, who force us to examine our lives and inspire us to make the most of our precious time here. The […]






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Lessons from Elizabeth Edwards

December 8, 2010

When the wind does not blow your way, adjust your sails. These words spoken by Elizabeth Edwards on the challenges of life and loss. I’m at a loss for words tonight over news of her death. Earlier this week, we got news of one of Dad’s lifelong friends losing his battle to cancer just one […]






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Compassion’s pain

July 29, 2010

Sometimes, there are moments I wish I could take back and do-over.  Press life’s Rewind button. Today, we went to the hospital to get the Boy’s stitches removed (he had minor surgery a few weeks ago and was in for a routine screen).  I hate hospitals.  Especially urgent care (emergency) rooms.  They are creepy.  A […]






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Letter to the new graduate

June 18, 2010
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My Dearest Baby Brother, Happy Graduation! There was never any doubt in our minds that this day would come but now that it has, I can’t contain my excitement for you.  I am so expectant.  For years now, I’ve been waiting to see how you will harness all that the world has to offer, to […]






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I am a hermit crab

April 15, 2010

… for here is Felipe’s traveling gift, his superpower, the secret weapon that renders him peerless: He can create a familiar habitat of reassuringly boring everyday practices for himself anyplace, if you just let him stay in one spot. – Elizabeth Gilbert, of her Brazilian lover Felipe, from ‘Committed’ After months of endless travel, I’ve […]






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On passion

April 14, 2010

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders.  Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. – Antoine De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince Seth Godin often talks about the importance and significance of tribes.  Macheads are a tribe.  Twitter […]






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So much world

March 25, 2010

I welcome the fear, knowing that if I’m not feeling it, I’m in the wrong place. ~ @jenovia Tonight, I’m antsy.  I am happiness and music and possibility all rolled into one big ball of potential energy.  I’m like a wound-up rubber band just waiting to let loose.  It’s been a busy day.  Family, friends, […]






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