September, 2011

too busy to feel at ease? finding freedom and peace within structure and nutty schedules

So I used to think freedom and ease could only be found on vacation. I used to think it could only be found at rest. How could anybody be really busy–working a lot, going out a lot, seeing friends and family a lot, and getting their exercise in, too—and possibly feel that sense of deep…

Sep 28, 2011 · Read More · Comment (1)

the purpose of play: or, why children really know how get things done

Here’s something to really throw some of us for a loop: locking down our innate nature and tendency towards freedom and flow–as in the standard 9-5 office setting or high school classroom, or, as in my own life, the 12-hour-day entrepreneurial workweek–actually works AGAINST our ability to learn and produce. Let’s combine two things: 1….

Sep 20, 2011 · Read More · Comment

if your essential self were a food, what would it be? hint: mine is red jello. why? read on…

A question for pondering: If your essential self was a food, what would it be? Hint: whatever comes up first for you is often a good thing to go with. Your auto-instincts are often from deep in your essential self. This is the good, true stuff. Here’s what came up for me–on the first call…

Sep 13, 2011 · Read More · Comment

The Freedom of Fear

Yes. Dive into it. Explore it. What does fear feel like to you? Like a shot to the back of the head that nearly blinds you…or maybe like being held under water while you desperately scramble to come up? That’s what fear used to feel like to me. And I should know; I felt it…

Sep 9, 2011 · Read More · Comment