“We all create the person we become by our choices as we go through life.” So wrote Eleanor Roosevelt in 1960 in You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life, a book that remains relevant today. Ouch. Salt-on-a-cut ouch. But here’s the thing. There’s no need to focus on the salt, on theContinue reading “Steer Your Own Ship”
It was, like an old friend at a high school reunion, unrecognizable at first. Those I love had assured me that it existed. And so, day after day, I trusted the rituals I knew would save me. I walked the treads of my shoes smooth. Wrote in my journal, crying myself dry.Continue reading “Rituals for Healing”
It is during this hour, when the sun caresses the horizon, that I am most grateful for your gentle, reverent light. It reminds me that though the harsh mid-day sun may cast long shadows, the day will end—and the next will begin— with softness.
When I look at you, whether in the moment or from a state of remembering, I see the steadiness of a man who— like an ox with a cart— sets out, head down, through the knee-deep mud that is the day’s work. One who will use a misstep to redouble his effort— and recommitContinue reading “Integrity”
I do not want to lose myself in you. I want you to hold a mirror up to me, to help me see and live my splendor. We are two. Two hearts. Two souls. Two mirrors.
What if—like a spider— creating and re-creating were necessary for your survival? Would you doubt your ability to weave an intricate, magnificent web? Would you be too busy or say you don’t have the skills? Or would you realize that, like the spider, everything you need to create your web comes fromContinue reading “Creating Your Future”