Category Archives: resilience

Covid Season and Wine, 2020: Co-Professors of the Art of Winetasting and Connection

Why are we winetasting for 21 days during Covid Season? We love stories, and we see the microcosm of what’s happening in wineries line up with the macrocosm of what’s happening in the world. You may have to stick with … Continue reading

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Lessons from Fire: Love More, Fear Less

Carpe Diem. I am reminded each day that we are here to seize the moment. When we marinate in indecision, fear, the “what ifs,” we truly miss the point. That’s the idea this blog tour aims to support. That even … Continue reading

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A New Adventure (And Revisit of Ashland Secrets You’ll Love)

Today is August 28, 2020, and I just submitted a manuscript an hour ago for my next book called Shine: When Chasing Sacred Spaces Goes Dark. Don’t get attached to the title because it will probably change three times between … Continue reading

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Red

Because somebody believed in somebody else. Continue reading

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Putting the Fun in CrowdFUNding

It turns out it takes money to make a docuseries. Lots of it. The layers run deep and honestly, it’s overwhelming. It’s different than writing a book. When I sit down to write a novel, I lose myself in a … Continue reading

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A Crazy Thought

Last week we met my cousins Larry and Janine for lunch in Carlsbad. Janine is consistently my biggest blogging cheerleader. For so many years, I blogged every Monday and the words became a story she followed with the ever encouraging … Continue reading

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This is Me

This is me. This is me coming out of the Cave of Confusion where I’ve been seeking words. This is me feeling this from you, too. This is me feeling the three cycles colliding as never before: the Cycle of Human … Continue reading

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When Things Get Tough

A student asked, “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we meet them? The teacher said, “Welcome.” An essay by John Tarrant, Roshi, director of the Pacific Zen Institute, calls this an ancient koan suitable for our time. He says In hard … Continue reading

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Hope For Our Babies: #LetsDoThis

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.                              Margaret Meade I … Continue reading

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Resilience in the Face of Suicide and Trauma

I have had a powerful week of taking in stories of resilience for my new documentary project. The hottest pain point I can imagine in dealing with children’s mental health is losing a child so desperate to relieve the pain of … Continue reading

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