The daughter of a geophysicist and a long-time Houston resident (which if you’re not familiar with the city, has a massive fault zone running through it), I’ve always been intrigued by fractures and fault zones; of the seismic shifts that can occur over time and why some foundations can withstand the shifts, perhaps even becoming [...]
At any given time and under almost any circumstance, each of us can live out our callings in any one of a number of ways -- that the highest and best use of our gifts and talents need not be reflected in something extraordinary, but rather, in the ordinariness of our everyday lives; that the form of our work is less important than how we choose to show up, share our gifts, and serve others each and every day.
'They' say life is less about what happens to us, than how we respond to it, and that our attitude affects outcomes. I believe in these principles and have often written about the same. Put a smile on our face, respond with equal parts humility, forgiveness, gratitude and surrender, and all will be fine. Only [...]
Too often we say to ourselves or others, "how could this happen to me/to us/to our company?" We believe we are powerless over forces and circumstances that seem to swirl about us as if in some conspiratorial way. In this powerlessness, we cast ourselves as victims in our own drama, the villain always being someone [...]
I keep thinking back to my conversation a couple of months ago with my long-time mentor and friend - the one who inspired the original post, Trust & Intentions. The words lingering in my mind long past their prime, I have continued to reflect on his central questions, "How do you know who and what [...]
For the last several months, I've been writing about letting go and moving forward; getting unstuck and reuniting with lost dreams. I've also been writing about heroes and victims and the power of words and the stories we tell ourselves and others. In this vein, I've been thinking about how we often find ourselves lamenting if [...]