We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream. Wandering by lone sea breakers, and sitting by desolate streams. World losers and world forsakers, for whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are movers and shakers of the world forever it seems. Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy How do you make music? … More Dreamers of the Dream
Do you remember when there were shootings in Paris? You probably do, it wasn’t all that long ago, and the world watched as the city of light went into lockdown and mourning. Do you remember when a high school in a Colorado town gasped in astonishment when one of their own kids turned on his peers? … More These Times: Remembering the Essential
Like Leonard Cohen, singing of loss and love, make clear the beauty of what we stand to lose or what we have already destroyed. Celebrate the microscopic sea-angels. Celebrate the children who live in the cold doorways and shanty camps. Celebrate the swamp at the end of the road. Leave no doubt of the magnitude … More A Wild Dare: Who’s In?
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them. ~Paulo Coelho *Jane started coaching with me in 2010 or so. She came into our coaching relationship as a former heart disease patient, just looking to keep up the healthy habits that she’d put into practice after a cardiac surgery ten … More Practicing Gratitude in the Midst of Grief
And like the sea at low tide showing its sandy secrets to the sky, peace finds solace in the hope that someday it will be allowed a voice. A voice that speaks like a hymn of falling water, whispering that maybe now is the time. The time to wander out of old shadows, like a … More Hymns of Falling Water
I started re-reading Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ book Women Who Run With the Wolves about a month ago. The very short synopsis is that it’s a conglomeration of ancient folk stories, myths and fairy tales from all over the world that illustrate the importance of holding onto the wild is present in all women (and men). The book is about the powerful … More A Wild Calling