Timely Reminder

Be Impeccable with your Word
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Don’t Make Assumptions
Always Do Your Best

On the Agreement of Miguel Ángel Ruiz

He tells me not to take anything personally. It is so important that he carved it into stone using only the pinpoint precision of poetry. At least it reads like poetry: Do not take anything personally. Nothing anyone does is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of dreams. Their own […]

Friday Gratitude

Today I am grateful for the refresher course in Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements. These simple statements create a ripple effect of understanding, compassion and grace, both internally and externally, as we lead by example. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak […]

Yoga Week One: It Will Come

yo-ga noun /ˈyōgə/
 A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation On Friday, I attended week one of a six-week Gentle Yoga class being offered at a local women’s center. I was apprehensive — the […]

The Unread Book Project: A Death in the Family

It has taken me three weeks to crawl my way through James Agee’s A Death in the Family. Crawl as in slowly, gradually pulling myself through and over the dense landscape of words and pregnant prose. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book is set in Knoxville, Tennessee in the early twentieth century. Woven with themes of loss, […]