Authenticity is the Magic Wormhole to Your Future Self

Image of wormhole: authenticity opens the path to future self

As I sit down to write this piece on authenticity and my future self, I feel that credit is due to a friend of mine, Vincent. For sharing his time and his truth, for all the deep dive phone calls that created a space for these ideas to emerge into our consciousness. There is something … Read more

It’s OK to Want: Follow What Your Heart Desires

photo of a gate with a poem

We wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for desire. On the most basic level, carnal desire compels our species to reproduce. It is a natural capacity of ours. When our ability to desire wanes it tends to be a sign that something is wrong. We see that in cases of depression, or when a relationship is … Read more

How to Change Your Life During a Pandemic (In a Good Way)

Cocoon and Evolve: Global Pandemic and Metamorphosis

Back in early March of 2020, a friend and I were talking about how it may be a good idea to stay home for a while. Cocoon and evolve were his wise words. We didn’t realize at the time that we were about to learn a potent lesson: How to change your life during a … Read more

Confessions of a Gambling Mom: Risk and Reputation in an Uncertain World

Photo of A Gambling Mom: Risk and Reputation in an Uncertain World

It’s been a while since my last post, and there are a few reasons for my blogging hiatus. One of them is that I have two young daughters ages 5 and 7 so much of my time is wrapped up in the demands of motherhood. I also have a “day job” (there’s also a reason … Read more

Pursuing Mastery: Adventures in High Stakes Poker

Pursuing Mastery in High Stakes Poker

Over the years I’ve kept this blog fairly impersonal. Although I share some of my stories, such as my results of 30 day challenges and occasional musings about my spiritual life, I haven’t really opened up about my own projects or aspirations. So in the spirit of personal growth and stretching my comfort zone, I’m … Read more

Finding Purpose Off The Beaten Path

Finding Purpose: Living With Purpose

Finding purpose is one of life’s mysterious challenges. I once drove across the Sierra Nevada mountains and listened to Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams and Reflections. While my eyes witnessed the distant peaks and followed the bends of the winding road, my mind absorbed Jung’s deepest thoughts and candid musings about life and the human relationship … Read more

Transformation and the Hidden Power of Chores: Lessons from the Mundane

Anyone who has ever devoted the full intensity of honed human attention to a task knows that even the most mundane act has something deeper to offer. When we stay present with whatever we are doing, even a simple chore is an opportunity for transformation . This particular example of how chores can reveal hidden … Read more