Long Living and Dwelling Satisfaction

We are living longer these days. Into our 80s and 90s. And strong. By all accounts, I’m barely halfway if I live to be 85. I’ve seen and done a lot of things that have brought me joy. Sometimes I wake up and ask myself if the life I have is it. I’ve been trying…

Roots and Storms

When life gets crazy, what habits and practices do you turn to for grounding and rootedness?  Storms will come and shake us up.  No doubt about that.   Sickness.Finances.Dark nights of the soul.Relationship stress.Lack of direction in life. What or who do you turn to for help and grounding?  When you’re in the storm, we…

Optics of Fear

When I was in high school, I joined the track team and ran the mile and half mile.  I also ran cross country.  In 9th grade, I was the league champ for the frosh/soph category.  I ran a 17:39 5k.  Same year, I was training to run a 4:30 mile.  The closest I got was…

The Playgrounds

Playgrounds.  That’s how I relate to the major areas of my life.  I take my life playfully serious. I have a few different playgrounds in my life.  These seem to be the major ones that I play in on a daily basis: RELATIONSHIPS (marriage, parenting, family, friends, neighbors) RECREATION (music, running, cycling, home projects, basketball with…