Bad Drivers

I recently traveled to India for the first time. Everything I’ve heard about the driving was true. Lane markers are mere suggestions. There’s a beautifully intricate dance among rickshaws, cars and scooters. And, there’s a melodic language of the horn that functions as less of a warning and more of…

Moments that Matter

I’m traveling as I write this. In China. I’m experiencing the world in a series of moments. These moments matter. The heated tile floor in the bathroom. The fruit tea offered in a crystal cup as I check into the hotel. The hotel personnel who escort me to the elevator…

While I’m away

When my son finds himself fighting some nerves or anxiety, the answer is simple. We pray. Sometimes we hold onto each other in the kitchen. Sometimes, we pray open-eyed in the car on the way to school. As I prepare today for a big trip to the other side of…

Soul massage

If you acknowledge that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, then it's not so far to leap. We recognize the power of massage for our physical bodies. It's time we recognize and enact massage for our soul. I was at a early morning yoga class on Saturday. The…

Beyond the baby shower

"Motherhood is the same as working 2.5 full-time jobs." When I had the opportunity to become a mother, I knew it would be life-changing. What I didn't know was how hard it would be. My friends were having baby #2 or #3. I figured...if it was bad, why would they…

The gift of surprise.

Her feedback was "You did a really good job answering their questions. But, it's not an essay test. Say something the audience will be interested to hear." I was prepping for a video interview and working through the questions in-advance. And, she was absolutely right... if this had been an…

The gift of a word.

I'd been carrying it around for such a very long time. Meant to explain me in their eyes. Verbose, direct, judgmental eyes looking. To make sense. Yes. But it never felt quite right. Heavy, it followed me everywhere. Pollution to my thoughts. Then. She gave me a new word. "Passive"…

Strong

You’re not supposed to keep going, and going. You need a rest now and then. Stay open to the clues that it’s time for a break. To breathe. The signs are sneaky…often coming incognito: The quick frustration.The emotions at the surface.The sadness. This is when… You take a morning walk.Listen…