Chasing the Light


by Melody Hanson | @melodyhhanson I’m celebrating that I’ve been sober for five years. Sometimes I describe my sobriety as chasing the light because more often than I like to admit, I’m heavy with an awareness of the wreckage in my dark heart. Usually the weight of addiction drapes over me like the thick, humid air of […]

A Time Such As This


Often my whispered prayers come out like the questions my four-year-old asks in the long summer afternoon: What now? What next? And I can barely make space for a Voice to answer, because I am being folded deep into what is. Pursuit and desire for the next step, for the knowing where and how to move […]

The Courage To Create


Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. -Martin Luther King, Jr. Dear Creatives, Artists, Change Agents, Radicals and Revolutionaries: It’s time to take a STAND. It is time for you to use your gifts to change the world. To change humanity. It takes courage to create. Every day, we need you […]

Letting Go


Without deviation, progress is not possible. - Frank Zappa Sometimes you just have to admit that things are not working. I am not talking about the “I’m having a bad day” kind of not working. On those days, there is a gin and tonic and a bubble bath with my name on it. I’ll just get […]

To Willingly Dive


It is said that the wandering albatross can travel 500-600 miles without ever flapping its wings. It is a phenomenon known as dynamic soaring and it is most readily achieved by repeatedly diving into the valleys of ocean waves and then rising again, straight into a head wind. Tilting and arcing, rising and falling, over […]