Are You A Supportive Listener?

I read something recently that was written as a guideline for a meeting. At first, it felt rather restrictive and I felt intimidated by it, and afraid to share input if I would happen to have any. But then I went back over the guidelines and could really appreciate that they were written to keep … Continue reading Are You A Supportive Listener?

Letting the Truth Loose

A couple of days of not writing turned into a few weeks. Honestly, I still don't feel like it. The world feels like a terrible place again just now, and it  makes writing that much harder for me. Writing - blogging, specifically - requires a lot of vulnerability. The more honestly and transparently you choose … Continue reading Letting the Truth Loose

Practicing Wholeness by the Sea

Day 6. I went down to the water's edge first thing this morning. The beach was delightfully void of people, and the water was begging me to go deeper with its warmth and persistent, rhythmic persuasion. Come. I have to return home for good later today, and dread is knocking at the floorboards of my … Continue reading Practicing Wholeness by the Sea

Spilled Change and a Meaningful Intersection

I met "J" on a busy corner of the Upper West Side (W73rd & Broadway, to be exact). It was a cold Saturday in February of that year, and she was panhandling with a tattered Starbucks cup. She caught my attention when her change scattered all over the sidewalk. Someone had bumped her cup, probably … Continue reading Spilled Change and a Meaningful Intersection