Joseph Campbell, the originator of the meme“follow your bliss," was clear: bliss isn’t always easy. Bliss skins your knees and tests your mettle. It's our bliss because we care enough to keep going when it becomes challenging. Which comes first? The passion and bliss, or the practiced skill … [Read more...] about Which comes first, the passion or the skill?
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Conscious Leadership: A style of leadership that requires self awareness and a strong desire to empower others.
Conscious leaders have a strong sense of personal responsibility and embody their message. Whenever possible, a conscious leader guides others towards outcomes where all parties benefit.
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My writing process is a little like the chicken and the egg. Sometimes the words come first, then I try to find a picture to go with them. Other days - like today - it’s the image that informs the words. I made this photograph in 2018, flying east from Palm Desert to Toronto, just before sunset. … [Read more...] about Something Bigger
Unexpected themes and patterns emerged as I wrote chunks of my memoir. I’m not talking about my self-generated patterns and themes. Of course they are there, painfully - and sometimes hilariously - present. I’m referring to the moment it became clear that every system I’ve ever engaged with has - … [Read more...] about Unhooking from Systems
Essential is not synonymous with valuable or your ability to make a difference. It might look different on the outside for now, and require some adaptation, but the value you bring comes from within. You and your work are essential to someone. (Just in case you needed a reminder.) … [Read more...] about Essential to Someone
I didn’t know how to begin again. The mountain became insurmountable. Somewhere in the early days of summer I gave myself permission to take a break from this Daily Letter while I wrote a memoir. At first being quiet online was restful and allowed greater focus. The break extended into a … [Read more...] about Surmountable