Do you remember the first ways in which you assigned meaning to the passage of time?…to the changing of seasons? I grew up in a middle class family in rural central Illinois, attending a small Catholic school until the 9th grade. Years were neatly divided into two parts back then: the school year and the … More February: From Storage to Release
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
Alan Watts likes to ask his students, when doing career counseling, “What would you do if money were no object?” He hopes to get them thinking about what they really enjoy about life, what pursuits they truly want to devote energy toward, and how they want to spend their days. Because after all, “what we … More What Would You Do If Money Were No Object?
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