Dang! This is HARD!

broken hour glass
When Dreams Arising came to life in 2017, it was a workshop.  In that 4-hour class, participants named their dream and shared it.  They learned all the ways we sabotage ourselves. We named six different Dreamkillers and by the time they left, they had a customized action plan and someone to hold them accountable. I found various places to present it to workshop participants and just loved watching the aha’s happen.  One of my favorite venues was the Blue Moose Art Gallery, That’s where I met Sarah Bennett.  Her dream was to create a one-day conference, ...

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T.G.I.F.

Blessings jar
The daily news media magnifies fear and anger as strongly as possible. It takes great strength (or shutting the damn thing off) to keep clear of the rampant emotional manipulation. The daily bombardment of tragic events, dire outcomes, and the evil “other,” strips our lives of joy and meaning.

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The search for significance

food cooking over a campfire
Significance, in my mind, is a larger reflection of our impact. As creators, we want our work to matter to those we serve. We want to have an impact on the people we love. and we want that impact to be significant.

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As soon as you say yes

gentle path through the woods
In October 2018, I left a family reunion in Lafayette LA to journey northward toward my home in Colorado. Along the way, I diverted my travels a bit to visit a sister in NW Arkansas.  She had moved there 4-5 years earlier and had been nagging me to stop by. So, I did. Then I stepped out on her back porch and took a breath. My body resonated and I clearly heard, “You’re home.”  My first thought was, "Wait - ARKANSAS? What?? I live in Colorado. I love Colorado! My son and grandkids live there. THAT's where my home is!"  Yet, my spirit knew even though ...

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Changing Direction

a highway through the fall colors
We are creatures of habit. Researchers estimate that 40% of what we do every day is simply habits repeating themselves. Following this strategy helps you leap over that decision hurdle.

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A habit a day

a hamburger, fries and a big belly
Our habits are often mundane and invisible until the accumulated effects show up.

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