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a simple shift

I'd just had...a rough week. We'd just moved. I was sick with the gazillionth cold that year. We ran the washer for the first time and something criss-crossed somewhere and a sewer line backed up (ew!). Then the dishwasher wasn't properly settled into the cabinetry...

hail to the good things

I was thinking about how something that could be really positive (New Year's Resolutions) often just becomes a measuring stick for self-hate, for how we could do it better, or as evidence for all the ways we've "failed" already. I was thinking that this is bullshit...

giving

This piece was written in October 2009, and documents my transition from part-time to full-time coaching.  From the first time I ever went to Cafe Gratitude, I really fell in love with the place. I love that they ask a question of the day when you come in; I love the...

this courageous life

this courageous life

This was written in October 2009, and documents my transition from part-time to full-time coaching. This is my first post with the brand new YourCourageousLife.com website. I don't even know how to start this entry. For reals. I'm sort of laughing at myself because I...

choosing not to fly solo

"The adventure you're ready for is the one you get." --Joseph Campbell Too many of us are "flying solo" in our lives. We shy away from collaboration and the vulnerability inherent in that, because it's scary to act otherwise. Collaboration can be disappointing....

life is my biggest teacher

I looked around and had this moment where I got that Life was my biggest teacher, that every single experience of my day was there, waiting to see when I am going to wake up and see it fully, turn it over, get the lesson. Beautiful.