“It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were.” -Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, since I’m in the process of making lots of new things. Moving through ideas and the experience of creation … Continue reading Thoughts on Flow
I recently received a text citing a friend doing something that was hard for him, and struggling with it. “It’s ok, though,” said the text, “he’s powering through it.” “Blech,” I thought to myself. Then I typed “Is that really actually good, though?”. And then I deleted it, because nobody was asking for my opinion … Continue reading Is “Powering Through It” Really A Good Thing?
I kill all things green. This is my truth around gardening and, though I’m deeply unhappy about it, it’s factual. If you give me a plant I will kill it. Consider yourself warned- please don’t gift me plantlife. That said, my mother-in-law is here this weekend, replete with her very green thumb, and she’s graciously … Continue reading Gardening is like self-work (and I’m not the best at it)…
In a conversation on the phone today, my best friend said something brilliant and noteworthy. (He is given to doing this on a whim). He said, “A great many people have compromised their souls in the name of safety and security.” (Told you it was smart. And yes, he actually talks this way, which is … Continue reading The Scary & Beautiful Gift of Change
I recently completed Brene Brown's Dare To Lead (read it; it's wonderful and you will be better for it). Within the book's beautiful contents are a few pages dedicated to Values from which we choose to intentionally conduct ourselves. The reader is asked to select two Values that resonate with them, and challenged to curate a … Continue reading Once more, with feeling: On intention & living your values.