The Unexpected Effect of Fog

The phrase “the fog was so thick you could cut it with a knife” never felt as true as this morning. I don’t recall walking in fog so dense I could feel the “push” of droplets on my face. My head lamp highlighted the sparkling mist dancing gracefully in the air. I could feel its … Continue reading The Unexpected Effect of Fog

Green Grass and Stress Hardy: Burnout 301

Along with Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, and Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, glorious green grass has arrived here in the North. We watch our yards grow, note the unevenness of the grass and know it is too early to mow. It is during this annual 2 week threshold where we watch and wait, knowing that waiting to mow is actually … Continue reading Green Grass and Stress Hardy: Burnout 301

I said “No” to Krista Tippett: Burnout 101   

For a few months I held tickets to see a favorite radio personality (see title for details). I watched the event day draw near on the calendar. All in all, the evening would be a win; engage an interesting topic, see friends, maybe have a glass of wine afterward. But by 4:00pm the day of … Continue reading I said “No” to Krista Tippett: Burnout 101   

Listen to Your Life

“Listen to your life.” So many writers have used this simple phrase as a launch point: I would like to introduce one such author to you. Frederich Buechner, American writer (of 30 books) and theologian begins a year of daily meditations with this reminder.   “Listen to your life All moments are key moments.”   … Continue reading Listen to Your Life

Sitting in the Waters of Discomfort

Unfamiliar gear strapped to my back: the bulk heavy with anticipation. We checked each others tanks to make sure we had wrestled them on correctly, rubik-cubed the snorkle on to the mask and spit at the appropriate time and place to prevent mask fog, all in preparation for our first dive.   With anticipatory thoughts … Continue reading Sitting in the Waters of Discomfort

Irma, Harvey and stress

As I write this Hurricane Irma is barreling toward Florida, having devastated the Leeward Islands and a good bit of the Caribbean. India is still experiencing flooding, having lost well over 600 souls at this time. Fires ravage in the West, and an 8.1 earthquake hit my beloved southern Mexico. And then there is Houston. … Continue reading Irma, Harvey and stress

“Together:” A Practice of Resiliency

The long awaited solar eclipse invited people to scatter along the “totality” path, from Oregon to Nebraska to South Carolina and as the morning turned into afternoon photos loaded our Facebook feeds.  Here in Minneapolis, a few of our team gathered for the event, climbing to the top of the parking ramp, wishing the clouds … Continue reading “Together:” A Practice of Resiliency