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To Be Joyful and Full of Love

The longer I live, the moredeeply I learn that love — whether we call itfriendship or family orromance — is the work of mirroring and magnifyingeach other’s light.— James Baldwin We’re in the business of amplification, you and I. Our life’s work is accretive in nature. The longer we’re actively engaged in this world, the…

Sea Foam Consultation

I go down to the shore in the morningand depending on the hour the wavesare rolling in or moving out,and I say, oh, I am miserable,what shall—what should I do? And the sea saysin its lovely voice:Excuse me, I have work to do. — Mary Oliver The ocean is indifferent to our schemes and stumbles….

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Through the Darkness and the Light

And consider, always, every day, the determinationof the grass to grow despite the unending obstacles.— Mary Oliver, Evidence We are change agents, creating new iterations of ourselves with every action. But so is everyone and everything else, which makes change exponential and complicated. There are some things we simply can’t control. One moment we’re celebrating…

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Begin Anew

The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day. — Steven Pressfield, The War of Art Very long days lend themselves to the notion of skipping things we promise ourselves we’ll do. Things like writing, for instance. But sometimes we must…