The magic of no agenda

The magic of no agenda

Yesterday, I went with my son Sam’s fourth-grade class on a field trip. We went to Madison on a bus. That’s more than four hours in a bus with 32 nine and ten-year-olds. If you haven’t thanked your kid’s teacher lately, you may want to consider doing that right this...
Trayvon Martin: A case for pain management

Trayvon Martin: A case for pain management

Like a lot of people, I’ve been reading this week about Trayvon Martin, a young man gunned down on a street in Sanford, Florida. And as I try to breathe through the anger and overwhelming sadness that this case brings up for me, I recognize another prominent feeling:...

Tend the Fire: in Red Wing, MN starting in April

I have just announced a new workshop series and I want you to be a part of it! In just a few weeks, we’ll be in Red Wing, Minnesota, working on the five keys to Tending the Fire Within and there’s a place for you. These workshops give us a renewed enthusiasm for our...
Feeling foul? Why wallowing works

Feeling foul? Why wallowing works

The other day I woke up annoyed. I was irritated by the sock in the middle of the hallway; I was overwhelmed by what winter had hidden on my lawn. I was vexed by my teenage daughter’s eye rolling and deep sighing. An old hip injury was painful. I had a pile of writing...