“Hope”

Note: This poem was selected for inclusion in a second edition of Inspiring Hope: One Story at a Time, to be released in late 2014. This second edition, compiled by Gary Doi, features a collection of stories, poems, art and photography that each represent various themes on the subject of hope. Net proceeds from the [...]

Connective Purpose

Last week I wrote about pruning for purpose -- cutting out or back to create space for deeper meaning, growth and joy -- turning down the noise of life that we might tune into our own heart and others'. Though sometimes painful, I believe this process of pruning is necessary to reach the places we've [...]

Pruning for Purpose

As we start the new year, I've been thinking a great deal about what I want to hold on to and what I'm ready to let go of, whether emergent dreams, outdated beliefs or something in between. A necessary pruning of the heart, soul and mind, I've learned that when spread too thin, we lose [...]

The Best of Intentions

It's that time of year again -- the time when we reflectively pause on the year past in anticipation of the year to come. If you're like many people, every January you start the year with the best of intentions. Intentions to progress beyond the status quo; to dream, grow, stretch, and achieve. Perhaps you [...]

Moments

There are moments in each of our lives when we know we are exactly where we are meant to be.  Moments when our journeys become something bigger than our own individual goals and aspirations.  Moments when what we have to offer the world serves a greater need and good than anything we could have imagined [...]