Darkness, Moths, and Flinging Ourselves Towards the Light

When I was 14, I had a dream about a moth. In my dream I chase the moth around a white room with a fly swatter. I catch the moth and smash it against the wall over and over again, leaving a trail of wing imprints on the wall. The circumstances of the dream elude … Continue reading Darkness, Moths, and Flinging Ourselves Towards the Light

Tending to the Flock

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive” – Howard Thurman   For two years, I helped plan a retreat at my university that empowered students to explore their vocation – the special … Continue reading Tending to the Flock

Stuckness and Revival

Everyone is a multifaceted expert who is talented in ways both celebrated and secretive, useful and quirky. I don’t know what people think I’m an expert in, but the most immediate thing that comes to my mind is that in between radiant periods of happiness, I am an expert on being depressed and stuck in … Continue reading Stuckness and Revival

Sabotaging Ourselves

"Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” - E. E. Cummings   I am going to experiment with this blog and see how it goes writing shorter posts more frequently. Lately I have been frenzied and torn among all the things I … Continue reading Sabotaging Ourselves

Welcome 2013!

Every year, I hear the same round of complaints against New Years resolutions – “they’re lazy,” “no one sticks to them anyways,” “if you really wanted to change your life, you wouldn’t wait until New Years.” And every year, despite the New Years Grinches, I have a tremendous burst of enthusiasm towards making lofty resolutions … Continue reading Welcome 2013!