When the Muse Strikes

Volume II / Issue 20 — 5 October 2021 Isabel Allende has a great quote about writing: “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.” If you google “when the muse strikes” you are… Read More

Growth and Discernment

Volume II / Issue 19 — 14 September 2021 Almost every time I’ve heard the phrase “growing pains,” the focus has been on “pains” instead of “growing.” All too often, we choose to focus on the “bad” in any situation…

Being Human

Volume II / Issue 18 — 31 August 2021 Being human has its ups and its downs. If the past year and a half taught us anything, though, it’s that humans are an incredibly resilient species. We all experience grief,…

The Problem with “Perfection”

Volume II / Issue 17 — 17 August 2021 If you google “perfectionism quotes,” 860k results are returned in less than 1 second. It seems a lot of folks have a lot to say about what it means to be…

What’s In A Name?

Volume II / Issue 16 — 3 August 2021 In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote: “”What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” (William Shakespeare, ca. 1600) It suggests that a…

Why We All Need Touchstones

Volume II / Issue 15 — 20 July 2021 I have always believed in Touchstones. What’s a Touchstone, you ask? For me, a Touchstone is something tangible that reminds you of something you’ve read, learned, or felt inspired by. They’re beautiful little…

Travel and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Volume II / Issue 14 — 6 July 2021 One of the things I heard repeated often during the global lockdown was the phrase: “I can’t wait to travel again.” Personally, I have always loved learning about other cultures. I…