Ready to Be Made Ready

Ready to Be Made Ready

A dear student of mine sent me an email with some concerns regarding his decision to move towards work in the area of healing. He feels he’s made for such work and I agree with him. He is highly empathic and has a deep aching to help relieve people’s suffering. I’ve...
The Creative Process – Beauty is a Byproduct

The Creative Process – Beauty is a Byproduct

“You use a mirror to see your face, you use art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw Mark Nepo, the prolific poet, transformational writer, and cancer survivor has a new book out in 2019 called “drinking from the river of light – the life of expression,”...
Pickles, Dragons, and Creativity

Pickles, Dragons, and Creativity

For this article, I’ll write a little bit about my own creative process. I got myself into a pickle this summer… Well more like a big vat of pickles, more like an alchemical crucible I’ve agreed to immerse myself in until, hopefully, something crisp and tart and...
The Phoenix Rising – Creativity and Life Force

The Phoenix Rising – Creativity and Life Force

In so many ways, following through on a creative project teaches a radical level of mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as the grace of ruthless, unconditional forgiveness. The creative process instills a remarkable ability to not only tolerate ambiguity and...
Nonviolent Self-Improvement

Nonviolent Self-Improvement

For the sake of this article, I’m using the label ”non-violent self-improvement” to talk about an approach of intentionally directed self-care that respects our humanity, our fears and hurts, while patiently, gently, focusing our attention towards the good....