The day I quit flyfishing

You could say the reason I stopped fly fishing was because I felt sorry for the fish. I did. I felt terrible about what I had just put that beautiful creature through. That’s the easiest explanation. The deeper truth is more nuanced.

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Time for a Change

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Making a change is necessary for peace of mind, yet we all know that uncertainly is still afoot. A radical leap can work, but it can also backfire. If there’s potential for a big payoff, there’s an equal potential for a big loss. That’s the nature of risk.

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Unfolding the New Year

Cross the bridge to unfold a New Year
The New Year is upon us. When the weather drives us indoors, this deep meditative time of year naturally invites us to reflect on what has worked in our lives, and what doesn’t work any longer.

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Light a Luminous Fire

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When we experience and hold joy and gratitude as a smoldering ember, that energy can spread like a fire. It fills our life with a positive energy that fosters creative thinking and generates strong connections with our loved ones.

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The critical first row

Crochet lace angel
Laying down the foundation is the toughest step, and it’s the step that pays the most dividends.

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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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