Reflections on Loneliness: the epidemic

This is a topic I am very familiar with.  Starting as a child, loneliness was a constant companion for me.  As an adult, I’ve had loneliness be present – a reminder of what I experience when I shut down (isolate). When my partner participated in experiential learning opportunities (on two separate occasions) that had herContinue reading “Reflections on Loneliness: the epidemic”

The Courage to Change

  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/29/pine-ridge-indian-reservation-south-dakota I listen to and read this power piece on the recent sobriety of the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation. They collectively, have chosen to break free from the powerful addiction of alcohol, and move out from the dark cloud of oppression. The courage to change is probably right up there withContinue reading “The Courage to Change”

Do we miss opportunities and openings because we are moving too fast?

Have you ever seen a hummingbird fly by?  It reminds me of how I move through the world at times. In other words, moving too fast to be able to enjoy the finite moments in life. For example, my son recently came to visit me for 30 days. He arrived July 31st. We had aContinue reading “Do we miss opportunities and openings because we are moving too fast?”

Fatherhood

    Nate came through the revolving door at the airport, saw me and ran straight into our hug.  His first visit back to New Mexico since his move east one year ago.  Seeing how much he’d grown and matured, I just let myself feel the pride, love and happiness circulating within me at thatContinue reading “Fatherhood”

The Wisdom Path Podcast – Launching soon!

    With much anticipation, we have begun recording creatives and storytellers for the Wisdom Path Podcast. With a heavy duty schedule of recording happening now, soon we will be releasing inspired stories of creativity from people in the world of literature, fine arts and life. Please look for updates at http://www.facebook.com/wisdompathpodcast/ or on InstagramContinue reading “The Wisdom Path Podcast – Launching soon!”

When to relate and when to walk away.

Sometimes, we find ourselves involved with someone or something that seemed workable at first, but now has gone south…fast. So what do you do?   Do you hang on and try to make it workable? Or, do you let go of the effort and let the cards fall where they land? To relate or toContinue reading “When to relate and when to walk away.”

The Grasp Behind the Want

Woke up this morning, grasping for a way to be grounded.  I wanted to feel different or feel something “better than” yesterday.  Feeling like crap and wondering if anything would ever change.  Questioning everything. Have you ever woken up, wondering how is today different than yesterday, than last year, than five years ago?  Yesterday wasContinue reading “The Grasp Behind the Want”

Step One – The Stillness

How do I prepare for personal and spiritual growth?  What skills or tools do I need to help me build fortitude and clarity (and why?).  The first step is a practice or ritual that starts my day off.  I’m talking about meditation. I’ve been practicing meditation since 2012. I have watched meditation explode in recent months,Continue reading “Step One – The Stillness”

Day One – The Journey

I am not an island or a rock… These words come to me as I prepare to launch this chapter of my weekly blog practice.  You see, I am on a journey of self discovery – a journey 8 years in the making.  With the half century mark approaching in seven months, I want toContinue reading “Day One – The Journey”

Teaching a Boy the Importance of Doing: A Father’s Practice

My son passed this comment as we headed for his swim class – “I really don’t want to go to swimming, but I’m going to” – as if he wanted me to approve a decision that would avoid his afternoon workout.  I could see he was looking for an out.  No such luck today. IContinue reading “Teaching a Boy the Importance of Doing: A Father’s Practice”