Advent’s Invitation

  I wrote this poem in 2006 and I post it each year at the beginning of Advent…mostly for myself. By this time in the year my mind is often noisy. I have become impatient and entitled. I have been swept up into the pace of Christmas and it’s trappings. So read ahead if you’d […]

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The Beauty of Simplicity

  Yesterday I was reminded of something: There can be great meaning and beauty in simplicity. Those people I mentioned in my last post…the ones that have been my connection to the Body…switched it up a bit yesterday. They had a friend in from out of town this weekend and so instead of doing the […]

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Can I be honest?

  Rarely am I a brave writer. I hedge my bets and worry about what people think. I shy away from pulling back the curtain even though I know I overestimate my scope of influence. While I type, edit, delete, retype, delete, repeat, a litany of what-if’s flash through my mind, the most haunting being, […]

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One for the Bucket List

  I have come to love the TimeHop app. This happened four years ago today and is still one of my favorite memories from my trips to Portland.   I really never know what kind of adventures I’ll have when I come to Portland. That has become as much of the learning process as the […]

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Reconnecting Your Head to Your Heart

  Do you ever wonder why we rarely experience long term change even though we really mean it when we declare our resolve to start something, stop something, do more, do less, and change? Well… Sometimes our goals aren’t big enough. We often don’t have a plan. No one has been invited to walk with […]

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