Thoughtfulness

Thoughtfulness

I live in a place where natural wildfires are an essential part of the cycle of life. Over time, mature pines grow tall and dense, not allowing enough light in for the smaller trees below.  As they age, they also become dry and brittle. When lightning strikes, these older trees become powerful fuel to ignite…

Gentle Rain

Gentle Rain

A few days ago, I woke up feeling heavy, weighted and a bit stuck, like the layers of worry, anxiety, concern and fear had hardened into dried mud within me. So, I lay in bed for 10 minutes and visualized warm rain pouring over me. I closed my eyes and remembered some times both as…

Determination

Determination

About 20 years ago, I began doing endurance races – long hikes, bike rides, marathons, triathlons, etc. I’m no great athlete, and I completely buy into the concept that the tortoise wins the race. But something propelled me to race anyway. Perhaps it was hoping to keep in shape with three little boys running around…

Gentle Mountain

Gentle Mountain

I find myself looking at this picture on my wall a lot lately. I took it years ago on a beautiful sunny day (even though my photographic skills don’t show that). I looked up and thought about all the people climbing the Grand Teton that day that probably didn’t see or feel the glorious sunny…

Trust & Presence

Trust & Presence

One year ago, I began writing these blogs. I can’t even really say why. Something just compelled me. Some weeks were easy. Some weeks, not so much. But I kept showing up to this computer and trusting that thoughts and insights of some benefit to someone may come out. The global challenges of the last…