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

Questioning Beauty

Tonight at the health food store where I work, I had a random conversation with a stranger about chocolate (imagine me, imagine that). Her eyes were beautiful, her cheek bones piercing.  She couldn’t have been more than 80lbs.  She physically ran to the store, which meant she was limited with what she could purchase because she had to be able … More Questioning Beauty

Stalking Exuberance

A few years ago, a former supervisor of mine posted a Mary Oliver passage on his blog, the one that you’ll read below.  He had left his pastoral call to move in another direction – one that many might say is remarkably different from the other.  But one that probably allows him to be himself fully … More Stalking Exuberance