What Does Story Tell Us About Life?

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell So many of our stories and myths are essentially about life.  What are the basics of life and living. What to consider. What to avoid. One of the central themesContinue reading “What Does Story Tell Us About Life?”

The Importance of Telling a Story

Remember the story of the boy who cried wolf? One of Aesop”s Fables that dates back to classical times telling the story of a shepherd boy who repeatedly plays tricks on his village. Do you remember this fable? What was the theme or lesson imparted in this tale? Stories carry forward traditions, themes, ceremonies, andContinue reading “The Importance of Telling a Story”

What I Learned from My Little Bookstore

“A place isn’t a place till it has a bookstore”.…Gabrielle Zevin Managing a small campus bookstore has been one of the most rewarding endeavors I’ve experienced in my life.  Small, full of exquisite little items, this bookstore became the community hub for the students of a small indigenous college. There is something visceral about workingContinue reading “What I Learned from My Little Bookstore”

Bringing Light to the Darkness: Reducing Complexity in the Work World.

  How often have you found yourself asking “why is this so complicated?”  I recently tried to close a bank account and payroll processor at the same time.  What a horrible experience.  Banking issues, system issues, communication issues; obstacles that kept me from giving and receiving good information. I had to spend way too muchContinue reading “Bringing Light to the Darkness: Reducing Complexity in the Work World.”

Intention + Offering + Action = Opportunity for Everyone

Recently, Marilyn and I were asked to help a young lady in need of a job.  We contacted a friend that we know in community and a meeting was scheduled.  Four days later, the young lady was working her first training shift. It took about 30 minutes and a little effort and know-how.  The outcome, potentially, could beContinue reading “Intention + Offering + Action = Opportunity for Everyone”

What is your favorite daily ritual?

What is your favorite daily ritual? I think about this question this morning as I write (a new morning ritual for me).  Something I do daily to make my life better. Coffee, a hot cup at dawn, can be such a ritual (and one of my favorites).  Meditation, yoga, walking, writing, exercising, are all ways weContinue reading “What is your favorite daily ritual?”