I wanted to share the framework that I use to help me look back and look ahead. It’s not really a formula for a New Year’s Resolution, but some open-ended questions to get you thinking. I hope it is a catalyst to help you claim more abundance in your life.
My default setting is to be agreeable. But this past week, my patterns of privileged complacency and fear-based silence were exposed. I was reminded that the world doesn’t need an Agreeable Allie. It does need a Wholehearted Allie.
We all have our moments of coming face to face with our smallness. But everything—our happiness, our ability to make good work, our wholeness depends on how we respond to these doubts.
While I'm experiencing so much connection, there's so much divisive rhetoric surrounding this election. I'm not claiming to have the answer, but these are some musings from my perspective.
I’ve just spent the last two weeks exploring the Pacific Northwest. I had been in California for most of September and early October. This morning, I will cross the border into Canada. The plan is to housesit for the next month, exploring Vancouver and building my new career as a freelance writer. Sometimes the surreality of … Continue reading Is Life an Adventure…Or a Quest?
This past week, I’ve been exploring the town of Fort Bragg, California. This sleepy blue-collar town on the Mendocino coast is a hipster’s paradise. Right along Highway One, Fort Bragg is bordered by Pacific coastlines to the west and lush Redwood Forests to the east. Secluded as it is, the town is populated by funky … Continue reading Fort Bragg and the Art of Reinvention
Just north of Malibu, there’s a quintessential Pacific Coast beach. El Matador State Beach. All the locals like to keep it a secret, but I have Friends who Know Things. Around the golden hour right before sunset, I parked along the side of Highway One and made my way towards the cobalt ocean horizon. Stairs … Continue reading 3 Ways To Escape A Tourist Mindset
“Living life to the fullest” isn’t a label you receive once you’ve got things all figured out. It’s what happens in the midst of daily choosing to be intentional and diligent and brave in the small things. In other words, wholehearted.
I’m learning that the true solitude partners well with moments of true connection. And traveling alone really isn’t all that weird.
Maybe it was the elevation, or maybe it was the beauty that made my chest ache. The beauty of the foothills I was driving through seemed to reflect the foothills of this adventure I was embarking on. This was uncharted territory. Stripped of everything familiar, I felt exposed. It struck me that this trip felt a little bit like falling in love. That feeling when the whole world seems to have a filter of vibrant colors.