“Nobody is Watching”— Beyond the Seduction of Significance

“Nobody is Watching”— Beyond the Seduction of Significance

One morning last summer, in my first moments upon waking, I heard three potent words reverberating in my awareness: “Nobody is watching.” These words struck a chord of deep resonance in my heart. I gasped. I felt such divine relief. Oh my goodness—nobody is watching!...

Post-Millenials on The Way to School

This morning as we drove the short distance to my son Ezra’s school, my daughter Arayla (14) asked, “Is it true about the rumors, Mom? The ones that say we could have World War III in 2020?” Her stark words reverberated painfully inside our car. I was quiet, noticing...

Ezra’s Tiger Medicine Dream

A couple of mornings ago I woke up in a funk of my own grumpiness. A sinus headache I’d had for a few days was proving difficult to shake off. A cold winter greyness was pouring in from the outside, and I sensed in my heart a definite hint of the blues. I was finding...
The Grit, Grime & Grace of Family Healing

The Grit, Grime & Grace of Family Healing

  One recent night before bedtime my children and I gathered in the living room for a family meeting.* My daughter Arayla, who is fourteen, had called the meeting, informing us that she had some “grievances” she needed to clear with her younger brother, Ezra....
Profundity of Presence

Profundity of Presence

This moment. This very moment that our whole lives led up to. Oh my, such an amazing realization every single time! I’m writing this and you’re reading this in THIS moment. I confess I notice a little self-consciousness that accompanies this desire to speak to the...