In the Hallway

Hallways. They've always carried tremendous symbolism for me.  Perhaps from my own journey, but also for the creative process.  Hallways are transitions.  The pictures, with open or closed doors, seemingly symbolic of the different choices in our lives, our outlook on our futures.  You've got to travel through the hallway to get from one place …

Grounded in the Moment

A recent hike to the redwoods. My second home. For stillness and peace. For strength. I ground myself in the present moment. What do you do when you need to get grounded in the present moment?

Mindful Motivation

It's Monday. And I've committed to a 31 day blogging challenge (#31dbc--Lesa Townsend).  For lots of personal reasons, and even more professional ones, I really want to accomplish this goal.  But after an exhaustive weekend, and an almost empty pot of coffee, what could possibly keep any of us motivated? Let's first understand motivation. Motivation …

Surrendering to the Moment

Surrendering to the moment.  It goes against everything you'd think surrendering means. Recall the first time you learned to float.  The water against your skin, cool, exciting.  As you lay back, you feel the excitement.  The anticipation. "Will I sink?"  The fearful thoughts rise to the surface, almost as if to hold you down, keep …