Legacy Part 2

You know that feeling when you read something and you just can not wait to talk about it with a friend or loved one? I get really excited about new ideas and perspectives and I think talking them over with others has always helped me digest the information into a form that is more clear … More Legacy Part 2

Legacy Part I

Last month, Mary Oliver departed this life, after 83 years as a “bride married to amazement.” Or at least that was how she articulated the end-of-life hopes she held for herself in the poem “When Death Comes” in 1992.  I find comfort in the belief that is exactly the state she found herself in at … More Legacy Part I

Ways of Knowing

The birds that nest year-round in my neighborhood seem especially disoriented this morning. And why shouldn’t they be? Daytime temperatures in western Wisconsin have hovered just below 40 degrees for the past two weeks, with sweet sun showers powerful enough to warm us right to our bones. This had been a most welcome contrast to … More Ways of Knowing

The Gift of Presence: Even When the Going Gets Tough

When you work in healthcare, whether it’s in a fitness center, in customer service, in management, in coaching, as a physician, a nurse or administrative assistant, you are reminded, on a regular basis, that life is hard for people.  People are stressed out, people are managing chronic conditions, people have financial issues, people are grieving, people … More The Gift of Presence: Even When the Going Gets Tough

A Summer Day

Wake up to bird song, or waves or whispering pines.  Open your eyes to the dawning of a new day, and wander toward voices when you are ready for company of the community. Stretch your body, swim, kayak, run, hike.  Let your body move how it wants to move as the light starts to fill the … More A Summer Day