Posts tagged "Journey"

Breathing in 2012

Now that 2012 is officially underway, I thought it would be good to start the year off with a positive, uplifting message of hope and optimism.

This year is going to be a big year for all of us. And by that, I mean basically everyone alive on the planet. Huge shifts are taking place around the world, and decisions are being made that are going to impact the course of humanity for decades to come.

I was talking to my friend Lisa Arie last week about some of the opportunities for helping others in the coming year. Read more…

Being Present, and Saying Yes

The past couple of weeks have been some of the most intense, yet incredibly rewarding of my life. Mainly because of people I’ve met and experiences I’ve had out in the world.

In the online world of blogging, check-ins, status updates, tweeting, liking, sharing, posting, etc., it’s easy to forget that real relationships can be formed by putting our phones and laptops down and sitting face to face with people or bonding in groups.

Some people balance these two worlds well, but I struggle with this at times, and my silence here over the past couple of weeks proves to me that I have a lot of work to do in this area. Read more…

The Edge Of The Cliff

In late 2009, I became fascinated by the idea of living in Portland, Oregon. I had never been there, and didn’t have any close friends who lived there. But when I started researching the city and discovered the culture and sense of connection to the environment, I knew it would be an excellent fit for me.

In the nearly 2 years since, I’ve gone through some substantial changes in my personal and professional life. I went from working at an agency where I felt stifled and frustrated to shaping my own business based around helping change agents propel their work into the world. Read more…

Staying Young

As the years pass by, birthdays are not celebrated as they were in my earlier years. See, I don’t really make a big fuss about aging. It is just not an issue for me.

Throughout my 20s, I worked my butt off and barely took any vacation time.  I didn’t do much traveling and although I was enjoying what I was doing, there were definitely a lot of constraints that I tolerated.  It wasn’t until I turned 30 that I felt like I was truly living. The years since that milestone have been some of the best I can remember. By the way, if you missed my birthday wish last week, I did a fun little post about it here. Read more…

People That Show Up

Every once in a while I like to do a quick check-in on how things are going in my life, and who the people are that are closest to me day to day. Something made me think about one of my neighbors that I haven’t really spent much time with in a long time, and I paused for moment to reflect on it. I didn’t come up with any particular reason why it’s been so long, although I ruled out distance since he’s only 3 floors down.

I suppose the reality is that I’m spending the majority of my time with people that are either in a similar life stage or are working on similar things out in the world right now. Read more…