What Is Your Sacred Ground?

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston Last year began with what I thought was an answer. I picked one word to guide me through the year: Wholehearted. I thought I knew what it meant. I had read Brené Brown’s book, after all. I knew about shame and […]

What Is Your Wall?

The last two years have been, for me, the kind of years that change a person from the inside out. In 2014 I struggled through six months of clinical depression, and at the end of 2015 my marriage ended. The two were not entirely extraneous; one event seemed to fold itself into the other. And […]

What’s Your Hurry?

From time to time, I experiment with timelessness by taking off my watch. That naked wrist feels as daring and vulnerable as a bathing suit in a January blizzard, while every glance to check the time quickens my pulse to the rhythm of the question that my heart needs to hear: What’s your hurry? Contriving a virtue where […]

How to Trust the Clockmaker

I was 22 years old when I decided to start a professional theatre company. At the time I had a brand new college degree and a dream, so of course I did what all foolish creative people do when we are young: I tried to make a nonprofit arts organization from scratch. These were the […]

Why Am I Standing In My Own Way?

My older brother and I did not get along well as children. As adults, we have a good relationship but well into our teens things were smoothest when Mark simply pretended I didn’t exist and I did my best not to remind him. As we got older a strange thing happened. When my brother came […]