We’re Meant to be Swimming in the Deep

“I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life. All it needs from you is that you take care not to trample on it.” From Gilead, by Marilyn Robinson Maybe it’s the curse of […]

I Am Ready And So Are You

I’m taking a step tomorrow. It may look small, but feels like a giant one! I’m meeting with a self-publishing program in the hope of making good on hours of research and years of work. It’s exciting, but terrifying. What if no one is interested? If I’m being honest, I’ve avoided this step. It’s going […]

There Is Only the Dance

After the kingfisher’s wing Has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still At the still point of the turning world. T. S. Eliot, Burnt Norton, stanza IV For me to be still, I need to move. I need the muscles to engage in order for my will to spin free. But going […]

Note to Self: Stop Apologizing

Long before we know our ABCs most of us are pros at shame and self-effacement—which, to be clear, is not humility. If I could go back, I’d say several things to my younger self. But here’s the biggest: Sweetheart, stop. You don’t have to excuse every good thing, or feel embarrassed about every lack of […]

The Grace of Letting Others In

The other day, I had the most wonderful time in my vegetable garden. I was working with a lovely young woman I’ve spent time with over the years, gardening, mentoring a little, and listening. We got so much done, and the garden is in wonderful shape now. Those moments of connection would never have happened without […]