Just Looking

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Last night I noticed a book that had been sitting around that I hadn’t looked at in some time. This is a John Updike book titled, curiously enough, ‘Just Looking’ . I opened to a piece he wrote about art … Continued

Already Good

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This past week I’ve noticed a little shift in my awareness that has been, dare I say, really cool. I’ve been practicing yoga again the past six months, and to be honest, I’ve found it more challenging than I did … Continued

Reimagining home

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15 years ago we finished building the only home we started from scratch at the coast in a lovely little town called Manzanita. We have always restored homes that seemed in need of TLC and as we couldn’t find this … Continued

to the garden…

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We finished restoring and redesigning our 1908 home a year ago. This left a hardpacked post construction ground and a rather barren yard and garden. We have spent a lot of time talking to different and really good garden design … Continued

Wondering and knowing

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So much of our lives seems bent on trying to understand. To know ourselves, our partners, our kids, our work, our lives…I was working with a client last week and we were exploring this notion of what can be truly … Continued

Against Knowing

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I was in a writing class I’m participating in and we did a free writing 20 minute blast the first class that went a surprising direction. I was pretty clear I had signed up for this class to layout an … Continued

Other worldly music

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I’m listening to and want to highly recommend a gorgeous album/cd,  ‘Gilles Peterson presents Sun Ra and his Arkestra: To Those of Earth…And Other Worlds‘. I’m a huge fan of soulful music in all it’s forms, and even more so … Continued

Ruby Tuesday No. 3

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I think today it’ll going to be NO FEAR. Ruby literally has no fear. I wish I had taken a photo of her last night in the park. I could hardly see her (being black) and she was playing around … Continued

Ruby Tuesday No. 2

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Ruby Tuesday. week I’m in Texas of all places and miles away from Ruby. I’m missing her like mad but it sounds like her and Charles are doing a good job taking care of each other. what am I learning … Continued

Catching up Posts

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25 April Living in our visions without knowing how they will manifest. We’re back from a great trip to the west coast of the states and we are feeling so grateful for allowing ourselves to open up to creating more … Continued

Emails as opportunity to enrich lives

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Steve Chandler, a great coach I have learned much from, references the quote below: “Each smallest act of kindness reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of … Continued

Thoughts on Marketing

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The overall theme is to step back, and look at what everyone wants and how you plan to deliver it to them in a way THEY want it. Or even look back and what your company/business is doing now. Build … Continued

Valuing idleness

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It goes without saying that we live in a culture that almost pathologizes down time. Yet I sense there is far greater value in creating empty time where we aren’t switched on or plugged in or socializing etc. As I’ve … Continued

Education vs Inner Wisdom

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I’ve spent much of my life in learning mode. My bookshelves are filled with psychology and organization development and design and sustainability resources. I have spent much of the past decades of my professional life in various trainings and development … Continued

Is our inner wisdom enough?

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I’ve been noticing with clients recently a tension between outer advice and inner wisdom. Often clients are looking for insight and can fall into assuming it’s somewhere outside themselves. I collapsed into this with a client last week. Most of … Continued

How to be good enough

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I’ve spent much of my life feeling not quite good enough and spending inordinate amounts of time reading and learning and doing my own development work like grad school and many post grad school trainings. I also have had a … Continued

What do we really love?

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I was reading an energising book that arrived today called ‘Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon. I had to get past the rather cutesy fonts and bit over the top American betterment style, and there are some real gems beneath … Continued