Poem for a New Year

Here’s to a new year of living slowly into the best versions of ourselves; grateful, humble, purposeful, intentional, focused and forward, always forward. You Start Dying Slowly {Martha Medeiros} You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If youContinue reading “Poem for a New Year”

Any Given Day

On any given day… You can pay attention. You can notice what happens as you engage and are engaged by the people around you. You can shrink from them, rise to meet them, learn from them, absorb their discomfiting needs, discard their demands, invite them in. On any given day, you can also ignore. WhoeverContinue reading “Any Given Day”

A Child Again

…See with every turning day, how each season makes a child of you again… – from Coleman’s Bed by David Whyte “What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, andContinue reading “A Child Again”

A Living System is a Learning System

“In biology, living and learning are synonyms, indistinguishable processes that keep life growing and moving forward. A living system is a learning system.”  – Margaret Wheatley, “Who Do We Choose to Be?” Living and learning are synonymous. What is so powerful, so remarkable about this statement is its utter obviousness. Of course they are synonymous! YouContinue reading “A Living System is a Learning System”