60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: What Better Time to Slow Down Than This Time?

Episode Summary: You might not think you can afford to pause & breathe in a little of Nature’s goodness but your life will thank you as you refresh & restore.

60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday: Someone Stole My Trekking Poles!

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A Practice To Name, Claim, Tame Fear & Insecurity.

Why The Grass Is Always Greener Over There.

Wondering why the grass is always greener over there? I know. Who here has looked at the grass growing on the other side of the fence and seen that it’s greener? Everybody! Of course, the grass is always greener growing on the other side. But do you know how come? Because they fertilize it. What’s …

Follow Those Few Things That Caught Your Heart

Not too very long ago I saw a man wearing a tee shirt that read: “Many things in life will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart. Follow those.” He was gone before I could ask him: What’s the story behind your tee shirt? How did you come to have it? …

Depression And A Farting Camel

We deserve better than the dingiest room in the hotel of depression! “I know the voice of depression Still calls to you. I know those habits that can ruin your life Still send their invitations. But you are with the Friend now And look so much stronger. You can stay that way And even bloom!… …

Story Prompt Friday: You Are Astonishing Light. Tell That Story.

Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with several questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way, you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories.” Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī – Hafez was a 14th century Persian poet. …

There Is Always A Yellow Arrow, 1 Elegant Solution.

What can you do when you’re stuck? Open your eyes, look around, the yellow arrow is there. Walking the Camino de Santiago one comes to rely on hand-painted yellow arrows. Yellow like egg yolks. The universal Camino color. The arrow can be painted anywhere: on a rock, a fence post, a street sign, a stone …

Why Were You Not Your True Vocation?

Vocation: your deep gladness meets world’s deep need. Are you there? What a long time it can take to find out who you’ve always been, that deep identity, that true self who came here with a true vocation. Frederick Buechner says of vocation: “It’s the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” …

When is it lying or storytelling, and how do we know?

Question: What is the difference between storytelling and lying? For the answer I’m turning to an interview with Diane Setterfield, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale, Bellman & Black, and my favorite, Once Upon a River. Setterfield when asked about the difference said this, “Storytelling is a way of telling …