Sacred Place

Carve out a spot in your house or a time every day that’s all about you. It’s your “sacred place,” as Joseph Campbell put it. Your break to remember who you are, to listen to your gut, and to live the life entrusted to your soul.

The Timeline Mirror

My gift to you this Friday? No less than a key to happiness. This Joseph Campbell video on childhood, living in the present, and the reflection of age is especially poignant to me as I prepare for my daughter’s second birthday next week. I hope it will be equally thought-provoking for you, no matter what stage … More The Timeline Mirror

Words of Wisdom

As I venture forward into a future without Sue or Shirley, I’m comforted by these words of wisdom from Shirley herself. They are from a speech she wrote for our wedding, and I read them at her service. Take advantage of the insight that only a century of living and loving can truly bring. I think you’ll find … More Words of Wisdom

Haunted Easter

Thanks to my poetry post on Friday, I found the following poem in my inbox this morning. My favorite line: “We see your raised face/at both sides of a day.”

Poetry

Whether you realize it or not, poetry is an everyday part of your life: the lyrics of a song, the prose in a childen’s story, the cadence of the evening news, and even the order and choice of the words you say are all types of poetry. “And why should I care?” you might ask. … More Poetry

Sing Out!

I was just sitting here writing, and this song came on the radio. I can’t hear it without smiling and literally wanting to sing out. Hopefully it will do the same for you.

New Old Ideas

This is a very special Wednesday for me. Why? Because the incredible songwriter Leonard Cohen just released his new Old Ideas album! At age 77, Leonard is just as dapper, talented, and insightful as ever. Take a moment. This man’s words are sure to feed your soul. Before we get to the new stuff, here’s my … More New Old Ideas

Happiness: A Choice?

What is happiness? Well, it turns out, it’s not what you think. As a matter of fact, it’s probably the opposite of what you think. This TED talk rewired my brain and my outlook. Seriously. Watch. It. If you don’t have time to watch, here’s the (highly inferior) gist …

New Year Quotes

“Another fresh new year is here … another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear. To love and laugh and give! This bright new year is given me, to live each day with zest. To daily grow and try to be my highest and my best!”—William Arthur Ward “We spend January 1 walking through our … More New Year Quotes