resistance.

A skill is a skill is a skill. True or False? Now what? Dribbling is a basketball skill. Dribbling alone is an activity and may be considered enjoyable, rhythmic, a personal choice or preference. Dribbling as part of something more; a team, a game, a challenge…the application of this skill is a whole different experience…

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discomfort.

There is an unwritten privacy clause to those of you who engage in my content. The privacy clause is that it is your own private journey. No one needs to know anything about your curiosity to be more kind and gentle toward your own self. It’s interesting that this idea may be considered selfish. Keep the practice as a quiet inquiry until the momentum of it grows its own ‘legs’.

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initiate.

In 1999, the school shootings in Littleton, Colorado disrupted my sense of ‘school’ reality to a level of obsession. I was in Illinois. I wrote an article for the school paper, Everyone Matters. I knew there was more to the story of Dylan and Eric. There had to be a way to prevent the end result.In August 2017, I sat in the Columbine high school library to attend the Welcome Back message from the Special Education area director in Jeffco. At this time, I was a full-time mental health provider in a Jeffco elementary school. Always something more.

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#2020blog

Now, scholars can be very useful and necessary, in their own dull and amusing way. They provide a lot of information. It’s just that there is Something More, and that Something More is what life is really all about. the tao of pooh Above is the dedication written for the digital book, Something More. Connecting…

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savor.

It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? The experience of savoring a moment. Noticing, and being present to, the sensual experience of what is happening – to taste, to smell, to feel, to hear, to see. To savor. So much goodness. So extraordinary are the moments when we wake up to what is.

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beginnings.

I’m not exactly sure when I first started repeating this little phrase, or mantra, to myself. I remember watching the movie Temple Grandin, and being curious about her continuous visual reference to a door. When Temple was in difficult or uncomfortable situations, she imagined a door – and herself opening the door. It created a sense of relief and possibility. Empowerment.

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new.

When we attune to a balanced state of well-being, we access the whole of who we are. We create our next steps. We create a sense of our desired outcomes. We ponder and reflect on how we desire to show up and express ourselves. The source of well-being is abundant. It can’t be limited, but we can limit our access to it.

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resistance.

We are wired for advancement. Staying stuck in the same thinking, that creates the same outcomes, does not lead to sustainable change. Discomfort is a function of existence. It gets our attention. We grow each time we move toward it.

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