Backing away from the edge

At this very moment I am in grave danger – and I know that I am not the only one in this precarious position. No, my purse has not been stolen while I was abroad and you do not have to send me money to get home. I am in the middle of attempting to […]

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What dies inside

I’ve been told I had an imaginary friend as a child. With all my heart I wish I could see her now, could remember my way to sensing her again. Like the dutiful eldest daughter I have always been, I grew up well behaved, I grew into a straight A+ student, physics major, accomplished business […]

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Who cares about generational differences, anyway?

Why should we bother getting to know more about generational differences and how they’re impacting us? I mean, there have always been differences between the age groups (think of those who used to walk 5 miles in a blizzard to school versus those of us who wanted to drive our own cars 12 blocks, getting […]

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Need Exceeding Resources, Part 2

I call it the Eyes Bigger Than Stomach Syndrome (EBTSS) – one of the many reasons why our need/desires can often exceed our resources to meet them. Whether speaking for just myself or for the various non-profit teams I work with, EBTSS often is a main cause in the debilitating malaise of being overwhelmed, burned […]

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When Need Exceeds Resources, Part 1

Recently I have come to believe that everything really is all about me – not in the way that I wish everyone knew it was all about me, as in lavishing attention on me and catering to my every need. Rather in that damnable, disgusting, infuriating, and preferably avoidable way is it all about me: […]

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Judging Each Other

One of the most hurtful things we do to our loved ones, and we do it all the time without thinking, is to project our inner judging voice out on to them. It is perfectly understandable that we do this and at the same time it is death by a thousand little cuts for ourselves, […]

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The Gift of Deeply Listening

Tricky thing – speech.  On one hand it provides us with the unique and precious opportunity of our species to share complex information with each other. On the other hand it can incite misunderstanding and separation between us in a nano second.  How do we walk with this double edged sword? One starting place is […]

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Hunting Hundreds of Hawks

The first time we happened upon a dark cyclone of 50 or more hawks swirling together up from the ground into the early evening sky we were hooked.  So hooked and wanting more that we now spend many late August and early September afternoons driving dusty dirt roads in the Colorado grassland hoping to have […]

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