Journal with Me—Mid-year reflection

Journal with Me—Mid-year reflection

It's easy to look back at the first half of 2020 and see all the things that didn’t happen as you planned, to see one challenge after another. But reflecting on this time might expose something important that you learned, and reflecting on challenges can be revealing...

Journal With Me: Courage

Journal With Me: Courage

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. — Mary Anne Radmacher   Last week I wrote about how small acts of kindness can help us grow our courage. By caring for another through...

Journal With Me: Renewal as a Path Forward

Journal With Me: Renewal as a Path Forward

You might wonder why in the world I would choose to write about renewal at this particular moment. Yes, we’re stuck inside and the world is upside down. I feel all of that, and there are days when I struggle to find the good, the joyful, something to renew my spirit....

Who Will You Be When This Is All Over?

Who Will You Be When This Is All Over?

Stressful times are not on anyone’s wish list, but they can teach us a lot about ourselves and how we handle challenges and loss and change, about what we value, and about what we may be hanging on to that we don’t need. Having my everyday way of life stripped away...

Why We Need Compassion Now More Than Ever

Why We Need Compassion Now More Than Ever

I was walking on the fire road near my home a few days ago, being mindful of the need for social distancing — moving far to my side if someone was walking the other direction. Suddenly, four mountain bikers came at me at high speed, all only two feet from each other...