12 Days of Christmas Thankfulness: Day 2

My birthday (the big 4-0!) has added an extra patina of sentimentality and reflection to this holiday. In honor of this milestone—punctuated by finally unlocking the “author” achievement—I’ve assembled my own 12 days of Christmas* Thankfulness. Day 1: Cathy Taylor Day 2: Sue LaGow Day 3: Ryan Hylland Day 4: Jackie Phillips Day 5: Szaba and … More 12 Days of Christmas Thankfulness: Day 2

12 Days of Christmas Thankfulness: Day 1

My birthday (the big 4-0!) has added an extra patina of sentimentality and reflection to this holiday. In honor of this milestone—punctuated by finally unlocking the “author” achievement—I’ve assembled my own 12 days of Christmas* Thankfulness. Day 1: Cathy Taylor Day 2: Sue LaGow Day 3: Ryan Hylland Day 4: Jackie Phillips Day 5: Szaba and … More 12 Days of Christmas Thankfulness: Day 1

It All Adds Up to Home

Six years ago, we were sanding floors. It was a morning like this, warm with a cool breeze and a clinging dew. Outside, you could feel the quiet beat of a neighborhood, a tune laden with memories of childhood. We made god-only-knows-how-many trips to Home Depot to get supplies for sanding and the unexpected little projects … More It All Adds Up to Home

The CEO Mantra

What’s the CEO mantra? It’s a chant in your head asking,”WWCD?” What would a CEO do? It came into being over cocktails with a girlfriend, who was contemplating a new job opportunity. It was an advanced position out of her comfort zone, and even though she was qualified, she feared taking the job because she … More The CEO Mantra

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

Look Up

I was having a bad day and walking the dog. It was about 7:00pm on a cool and cloudy Monday a couple years back. Oblivious to the world around me and in a deep state of musing (as I am wont to do), something made me look up.

Reach Out

Besides my sister Robin, there’s no one in the world I’ve been friends with longer than Amber. And yet, even I had no idea what to say to her when I found out her younger brother had died in a car crash. Four years later, this Castle Heart project finally gave me the nerve to … More Reach Out