I used to believe that it must be hell to believe in hell. How sad to fear for the eternal damnation of our loved ones. Now I know it can be equally hard to believe in enlightenment. It’s a high bar to measure against. Some among us contort to fit a mold in the shapeContinue reading “Untamed Voyager”
When life calls for change, who or what do you turn to for guidance? The ten question quiz? A psychic, a friend, a hero? Perhaps you are a card reader or a star gazer? We all seek answers outside. The impulse is so human, so vulnerable, so real. I find myself too floundering for certainty.Continue reading “Let Us Treasure Hunt”
I am a chameleon. I have been through so many personas in my short 39 years that it makes my head spin. In a pre-memoir exercise, I’ve been writing a stream of consciousness journal about my life to date. In the process, a stark pattern has become clear, I lose myself in friends and colleaguesContinue reading “Lost and Found”
The first glimmers of hope are upon us; the curve appears to be flattening. Soon, even those in the epicenters may face my reality: a world that feels safe from COVID-19, but is actually not yet.
How Stress Creates Success There are times in life when stress crosses a tipping point. Last month I reached my maximum overload. Overnight, my part time hours for a full time job, two kids under five, husband, volunteer commitments, financial challenges, and sudden push into public speaking became too much for me. I felt the crushingContinue reading “Say Yes to Stress”
I learned to meditate as a child and my parents are lifelong meditators. I began to take my own practice more seriously when I was 20, but it wasn’t until nine years later that I was really meditating every day. It was an uphill battle, but I can say without hesitation that it has changedContinue reading “5 Secrets to Sustain a Daily Meditation Practice”
For seven days I wrote Now in big bold letters on my hand to remind myself to be present. I suffer from the mental pattern of spending inordinate amounts of time in thoughts of the future. Not just the future thoughts that are helpful for planning your week, your strategy, or daily work. But, theContinue reading “Mindfulness is just the first step: How to change mental patterns”
Fundraising is an incredible place to test yourself as a yogi. The amount of magnetism involved in attracting resources to an organization, and the ability to relate to every type of person, inside and outside the nonprofit, is just not possible if you don’t find ways to bring joy into your work and hold outContinue reading “The Yoga of Fundraising”