Tag Archive: life

Loving What’s Here and Still Wanting Change

A friend asked how it’s possible to want change for someone without making them wrong for how they are now? Does loving someone exactly how they are mean giving up wanting change? Does seeing a different possible future automatically mean… (READ MORE)

In Praise of Effort

I want to take a moment and reflect on what we value in learning – both in ourselves and in others. It is so easy to be focused on the goal, the end result of knowledge or skill achieved. We… (READ MORE)

Owning a Judgment

Wherein I own a specific judgment, and discuss what judgments reveal: It’s about time that I own up here to the fact that I can be extremely judgmental. My quickest trigger is when I think that someone is co-opting a… (READ MORE)

Which has more pull: Past or Future?

This idea caught my attention the other day: Learning to pay attention to the difference between taking an action in order to avoid the past vs. taking an action in order to realize a possible future. When I’m motivated by… (READ MORE)

The Courage to be Goofy

In her wonderful blog, Ordinary Courage, Brene Brown wrote: “It takes courage to be awkward, goofy, and silly.” This made me think of so many things at once. I remembered that when I was directing theater, I would challenge actors… (READ MORE)

Letting Go of the Need To Be Right

“Communication is only as good as how it lands.” This is one of the most clear and true things that I’ve learned in recent months. I’ve witnessed (and been part of) numerous arguments which included the words “that’s not what… (READ MORE)