Category Archives: Leaning In

Touchstone – Party On!

29 April 2016 The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.  ~Pablo Picasso A year ago when I set an intention to explore life satisfaction in 2 posts a week … Continue reading

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Party On!

26 April 2016 Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. ~Dr. Seuss Here it is — a point that seemed so distant a year ago — the final … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Yes… And…

5 February 2016 An emergent world invites us to use our most human of all capacities, our consciousness.  It asks us to be alert in the moment for what is unfolding.  What is happening at this moment? What can we … Continue reading

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Ballast and Keel

19 January 2016 Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers. ~Ester Buchholz It’s been raining in northern California, a … Continue reading


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Touchstone – A Rhythm with Repose

9 January 2016 Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go. ~Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Thought Modeling

28 August 2015 The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.  It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.  ~ Albert Einstein   The importance of cultivating our thoughts, both for our own benefit and … Continue reading

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Defending the (Emotional) Range

18 August 2015 Every suffering is a seed, because suffering compels us to seek wisdom.  ~  Bodhidharma After reading my posts last week, a friend asked me if I was in a dark place.  I hesitated in my answer.  It … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Knowing it will end

3 July 2015   It’s easy to acknowledge the singularity of each life in a theoretical way, but much harder for me to absorb this reality in a way that impacts how I live.   It’s easy to say, almost … Continue reading

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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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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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