Daily Verse 11.14.20—Nature’s Clock

Posted November 14th, 2020

I recently spent some time on a coastal island in Maine. It was off-season, mid-week, and nothing fancy. I got the impression I was the only one who didn’t live full-time on the island, and I felt more like a quiet observer than a tourist as a result. This was the sort of island whose economy naturally centered on the tides and ocean around it. […]

Daily Verse 11.13.20—The Golden Buddha

Posted November 13th, 2020

There is this story I always reach for when I feel like I’m not enough. Apparently years ago, a team of art historians were brought in to restore this massive Buddha statue. While they were trying to transport it to an indoor location, it cracked. Unable to determine the extent of the damage in the rain, they put a tarp over it to protect it […]

Daily Verse 11.12.20—Quiet Magic

Posted November 12th, 2020

It’s a fair statement, I think, that I’m a relatively loud person. No one I know would dispute that fact. But when I heard the phrase “quiet magic” used today, something in my soul piqued, like finding the first of a series of breadcrumbs that led down a wooded trail. I was watching a video of Lee Harris do an energy update for the month […]

Daily Verse 11.11.20 — Time to Pray

Posted November 11th, 2020

For years I have wanted to find a way to pray on a daily basis. I wanted it to be simple. I wanted it to be me. I wanted it to be something I would reach for like my toothbrush, to scrub off the plaque on my soul and let my spirit shine through me more freely. I wanted to be that person that was […]

Daily Verse 11.10.20—Alone, But Not Lonely

Posted November 10th, 2020

I have this practice of taking myself away two or three times a year. My intention is always the same: to remove all the distractions of my familiar space, enough so I can hear the quiet, deep, and true voice that lives inside me. Why? Because ironically, it’s only when I’m alone, that I can remember that I’m never alone. With all the dials turned […]

Daily Verse 11.9.20: Simply Play

Posted November 9th, 2020

One of the final chapters of my first book, Unscripted, is entitled Simply Play. When I was in the throws of my final editing process of that book, going line by painful line a wonderfully persnickety editor, I remember saying this to her: “Just take it out. Delete the whole thing.” Thankfully, she paused, and asked if I really wanted that, pointing out the value […]

Daily Verse 11.08.20: DTFW

Posted November 8th, 2020

I came across a photo a good friend of mine in Instagram today. I almost didn’t recognize her. Maybe it’s because she usually posts photos of other things, like things she makes and things she finds beautiful. But now it seems she personally fits in that category for herself, as she seems to have gotten really fit and strong. This joyful, expressive, beautiful human being […]