Monthly Archives: June 2015

Touchstone — Crafting Good Ordinary Days

26 June 2015   The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.           ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   This has been a week of extraordinary moments embedded in ordinary ones for me.  Looking … Continue reading

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Crafting Good Ordinary Days

23 June 2015 Forever is composed of nows. ~  Emily Dickinson     ‘Ordinary’ sounds mundane, uninteresting, commonplace by definition. Waking up on an ‘ordinary’ morning, it’s easy for me to take the day for granted, to move on into … Continue reading


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Touchstone — Meaningful Connections

19 June 2015 In order to have meaningful connections with others, we need to have a good connection to ourselves.  I need to be willing to support myself, rather than sell myself out at the first hint of disapproval or … Continue reading

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Meaningful Connection

16 June 2015   …What I loved as much as, possibly even more than, being seen was sharing the gaze.  Feeling connected. ~ Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking I yearn for meaningful connection.  To others.  To myself. I want to be … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Cultivating Curiosity

12 June 2015 “Wanderer, your footsteps are the path, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no path, the path is made by walking.”     ~ Antonio Machado   While I’ve been practicing curiosity this week, I’ve come across both … Continue reading

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Cultivating Curiosity

9 June 2015 “The important thing is not to stop questioning.   Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”   ~ Albert Einstein I have a tendency to rush right to an answer when I’m time pressured.  Too often I feel … Continue reading

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Touchstone–Beyond the rules…trust

5 June 2015    Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon It’s not about breaking the rules, per se.  It’s more about listening in more closely when your comfort zone suddenly feels far … Continue reading

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Beyond the rules….trust

When have I ever thrown out all the rules?  Never, I think.  I’ve never managed that.  I skirt them, yes, do that all the time.  But abandoned myself to trust?  That’s just plain too scary. I inhabit the halls of … Continue reading

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