Being Relentless in Living Fully: Five Things I Have Learned

The other morning, I found myself rushing out to my car to head to school like any other weekday. The sun was just breaking the horizon, and I was juggling too many bags of work and thinking about beating the early rush along the 25-mile commute. I could feel the tension building already: stress upon … Continue reading Being Relentless in Living Fully: Five Things I Have Learned

Why We Fear Creativity, And How To Let Go

I have been in this cafe for a little over an hour, writing in my Daybook to the ambient sounds of chatter, the clanging of dishes, all blended with the meditative, hollow sounds of Deuter playing his bamboo flute. On these pages, I have written about singular moments I experienced decades ago along the marshy … Continue reading Why We Fear Creativity, And How To Let Go

It’s Time For Us To Get (Really) Acquainted

Hi. I read a piece this weekend by a former student of mine and now fellow writer/author. Amanda, like a few others I know, is really digging deep and writing authentically (here's the piece I'm talking about). She made me turn the mirror on myself and see if I practice what I preach in my … Continue reading It’s Time For Us To Get (Really) Acquainted

Answering The Call To Adventure: Part 1. Discovering The Writer Within

A few days ago, a close friend passed away rather suddenly. I think the shock of her death gripped many of us in those first hours, where we didn’t know exactly how to react. We searched for meaning, we tried to make sense of the fact that she was here in one moment, and gone … Continue reading Answering The Call To Adventure: Part 1. Discovering The Writer Within

An Open Letter To God: Are You There?

Dear God: Are You there? Lately I have been wondering, as a few things have happened around our world that makes me question what's really going on. Well, I guess it is a combination of things. I mean, bad stuff happens all the time. No real change there. The change is in us, and the … Continue reading An Open Letter To God: Are You There?

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life

Last Sunday, Oct. 27, I began my day with realizing the following: Inspiration surrounds us in all things; we merely need to realize the beauty in what we already see. The experiences we have, and the way in which we perceive and receive them, are entirely up to us. Sometimes, all we need to do … Continue reading Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life