How Much Is Okay?

We seem to drive through this life with either one of two attitudes – everything is okay or nothing is good enough. “Everything is okay” does not mean that you don’t want more. It means that you appreciate where you are in the moment, who you are with, what just happened. You are present with… Read more »

Lowering Tolerance

Do you have a high tolerance for things that bother you? I do. I let things go on and on way past their reasonable life span. I wore the same foggy swimming goggles until I almost hit the edge of the pool because I couldn’t see it. And how about picture frames? A friend once… Read more »

The Old Farmhouse

When in Bhutan I visited a common farmhouse. The furnishings were meager, with a thin mattress on the floor serving as a bed and a primitive cooking setup. I walked from room to room quietly taking in the kind of life that these people must have, the rooms feeling cold and bare to me. Then… Read more »

For the Good of All

Last week I came home from a trip to Nepal and Bhutan and stories are spinning in my head. Bhutan is a land of mountains and temples bursting with colorful carvings, but most notably a deeply reverent Buddhist culture that values the good of all its citizens. Internet and tv were first allowed into the… Read more »

Perspective Counts

You want to buy a car. You go to the dealership and find the car of your dreams. It’s apple red with great gas mileage, small and sporty with a solid construction. But when you walk around to the other side you find a huge dent in the passenger door. It was not as it… Read more »

Feed What You Want to Grow

Everything is in its perfect time, even though it doesn’t always feel like it. The next time you have a cold and have to cancel your plans, or get stuck in a snowstorm and can’t get to your destination, or are invited to sit in with new people in a business meeting, or twist your… Read more »

The Jewel of the Himalayas

The kingdom of Bhutan is a tiny country landlocked between China and India. Lush forests contrast with monasteries tucked into the jagged flank of the Himalayas. One hundred percent organic (chemical fertilizers are banned throughout the whole country), marijuana grows wild, no homelessness, most houses powered by solar power, killing a tiger results in life… Read more »

Saving Cookies

My son and I picked up his four-year-old son and a friend from school. He got into the car with stories about his day and a zip lock bag with three cookies. “Did you make cookies today?” My son asked. “Yes,” his child answered as he opened the bag and gave one to his friend…. Read more »

Up, Up and Away

Sometimes I find myself looking at the ground when I walk – fast and three feet in front of me.  Of course I need to be aware if the ground is uneven, but it seems that it has just become a habit.  I had a ballroom dance teacher who, with one arm wrapped around my… Read more »

Your Inner Journey

Have you ever admired someone so much that you want to copy their accomplishment or get so close that some of that enthusiasm might rub off onto you? Maybe you can tag along to catch a splash of positive energy that might spill over, or just take a small piece out of their huge pie…. Read more »