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Emerson and Self-Trust: A Personal Invite

Tickled to be one of the “thought leaders” (that phrase always makes me giggle) celebrating Emerson’s 208th birthday. The Domino Project is republishing Self-Reliance by Emerson and to bring your attention to this lovely volume, they have a great invite for you. But first why I love Emerson Emerson is all about self-trust and self-trust […]

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Oprah’s Final Show

  “Start embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world.”   — Oprah Those words sing to you, don’t they? They make you say YES, please, YES! They certainly do me. (Thanks to everyone, including Goddess Leoni, who sent them my way.) Now the question is: How do you […]

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The Writer’s Retreat Contest Winner

Please read this post before you scan to see if you won – please. Being of service means choosing – choosing where you can give your limited time and energy, where you can share your limited resources. At first, I did not want to choose a winner for this contest. I did not want to […]

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The GPS of Your Soul

I drove back from a life-changing retreat lead by author and wise woman Christina Baldwin* yesterday noon. As I drove up the spine of Whidbey Island, past milk cows, spring greening cedars, pie shops and many espresso stands, I thought about what gets in our way after life-changing retreats (or workshops, coaching sessions, conversations with […]

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Savoring & Serving

An occasional round up of Savoring & Serving inspirations from my heart to yours: The Work that Goes into Magic In which the fab Colleen writes things like “I suspect that kings lose kingdoms because they have no one around them willing to argue against their own fortune in service of the crown’s. It’s really, […]

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Transform Shame into Essence then Action

The deeper I’ve dug into my stories of shame (thanks to the community at the Savor & Serve Cafe and the guest experts we invite in for long wonderful chats like Brene Brown and Eric Klein), the more I’ve seen the link between failing at something and creating a huge, heavy story of “I can’t […]

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Instructions to Self on Becoming Supple

Give up all hope of ever getting it together rinse & repeat 10000000 times a day without succumbing to despair and resignation Claim my light and shadow back from where I have flung them – light, not just shadow compare = despair Give up my search for answers and hone instead strong questions, like metal […]

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Savoring in the Face of Disaster

I am privileged to create a home on the web for an extraordinary mix of about 400 super-duper smart, compassionate, engaged, insightful women, a number of whom live in the South, where tornadoes ripped lives apart last week. Nay Nay is one of those amazing women. She lives in Alabama. She volunteers as a set […]

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We Can be the Greg Mortenson’s of the World

This post is not about whether Greg lied – this is about how I interact with stories of service. About what I am doing or not doing. This morning I couldn’t sleep. I was thinking about Greg Mortenson. Under-attack hero. 3 Cups of Tea spilled. I thought how much I want heroes out in the […]

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