Can Your High Energy Fail You?

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Often, we think of energy as scaled from low (depleted, sedate, stuck) to high (activated, plentiful, and mobilizing).  Consider, however, that there might be another view to overlay: Energy Type. Catabolic energy is agitated, mentally limiting, and resistant.  In this space, we release cortisol and adrenaline which obviously can help us.  If the building is […]

Are we better off or just strung out?

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I’ve been grappling with the role of technology in my life. Not in a “hmmm…. I wonder how I can create more meaning and less noise from these devices” but from a place of truly seeing how technology impacts quality of life, time optimization, authentic, deep connections, creativity, and spiritual practice. Technology comes to us […]

Battle Cry Or Wake Up Call?

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Between the 24-7 news circuit and a tantrum-prone President who verbally drills 100 1-foot wells daily, it’s never been more important to distill to fact.  It’s entertaining to dialog about the partisan political climate that has rendered Washington ineffective on its best day, cringe about the latest lashing tweet from the most powerful leader in […]

It’s Hard To Hate Up Close

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This week, my mom commented that people need to stop claiming ignorance as their reason for inaction when in fact it is stupidity or worse yet, not caring at the root. This was part of a Sunday conversation about the health of our beautiful Mother Earth. Our choices about our behavior are stoked by what […]

Social Justice

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This morning, I attended Mindful Mornings in Asheville, a monthly gathering designed to create a meaningful conversation around lasting impact.  My dear friend, Micah & her partner in vision, Ali, organize, curate, and facilitate this opportunity from a place of service, and I am grateful. Today’s topic was social justice.  The speaker has dedicated his […]

The Long View

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The long view is our vision for our life. It answers the questions: – What do I most want to experience and do while on this journey? – What impact do I feel most inspired and called to make? – If I could look back on my life in my final breaths, what do I […]

International Women’s Day

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Recently on International Women’s Day, I posted this entry on Facebook.  It was more of a musing than cared for writing, but a number of people reached out to me afterwards to share their “spark” and continue the conversation.  Thus, I’m sharing broadly as, while my words, this is a collective state of being ready […]

Our Purpose Path

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**Article originally published by WNC Women February 2018** _____________________________________________________________________ I hesitate to say I’ve learned anything completely as mastery is elusive.  Time shifts understanding and advances possibility.  And thus, what I can say is I am on the path to learn a better way.  A better way to make an impact, live fully, care for […]

Are you lying your way to success?

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They say there are no coincidences, and thus my ears perk up when I encounter the convergence of two ideas. I stumbled across a study showing that people who demonstrate higher degrees of self-deception are more successful in the world.  Participants were asked a series of embarrassing questions written to reveal the dark side within […]