Be more. Do less.

Be more. Do less.

When I crawled into Al-Anon decades and decades ago, I heard the concept, “I am a human being, not a human doing.” I wrapped my head around it and began to remind myself to just be rather than do, and to remind myself again to just be rather than do. It is a tough...
I’m going to make this day the day

I’m going to make this day the day

It’s a new day. It’s a new year. I’m finding myself tied up in things I want to happen. Things that are, in many ways, for now at least, out of my control. I find myself caught in an endless loop of questions – What do I need to do? How can I make this happen? When...
This is your life. Right. Now.

This is your life. Right. Now.

This is not a dress rehearsal. That is what someone told me decades ago, when I crawled into Al-Anon. It’s not like this is the practice run for our next life. This is it. I mean, it may be a practice run – and sometimes I like to think it is because I’d like to come...
What do you mean I’m at the wrong airport?????

What do you mean I’m at the wrong airport?????

Months ago, I forgave myself in advance for all the mistakes I was about to make. Perhaps needless to say, I have made quite a few. Maybe a twelve-stop book tour over the space of six weeks (with no real break in my consulting and coaching work) was a bit much to ask...
I have wholed

I have wholed

I got a tattoo this summer. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while – decades even. Probably over thirty years ago I asked Danny’s (my dad) ex-girlfriend, who had become a tattoo artist, to do it for me. She refused, citing maternal prerogative, claiming I...
Know/no where to go

Know/no where to go

Again, yoga class. Again, listening to the instructor as I slowed my breathing and lessened my expectations for my practice. Again, something that made me pause and reflect. Only this time, the pause and reflection continue. Because what the instructor said was, “Know...