Why Authenticity Matters For An Instructor

I've worked with different instructors as a student in the last couple years. I was challenged to identify the things that are most important to me in my professional development and who I want to be as an instructor. What struck me as important today was the concept of authenticity. ...more

DAY 15: LIFE IN THE GAP

 I started this poem in 2009 and finished it in 2014. Funny how some things never change: Like our utter dependence on the Author of the story…to help us live out our particular chapter. ...more

DAY 13: CUT FLOWERS

 This is a post from a couple years back…Thought maybe I could a reminder…how about you?...more

DAY 12: WHAT ARE YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF?

 Are you in the middle of a… difficult project troubled relationship painful emotional struggle?  ...more

DAY 11: ATROPHY

 I’m knee-deep in projects this week so this is yet another poem from the archives, slightly revised. The original version appeared in a literary journal, my first in fact, which tickled me no end – especially given the content of the poem!  Nothing quite right.Nothing quite wrong. ...more

DAY 9: ADJECTIVELY SPEAKING

I found this poem in the archives a few years back. What started out as a fun grammar exercise ended up as something much deeper. Hope you enjoy it......more

DAY 8: THE DANCE

  Today was a brain clutter day. Too many tasks. Too little time. Too little energy. Too much overwhelm.  Like crazy intersecting highways, my “ought to’s” jumbled together til I hardly knew what to think, much less where to start. ...more

DAY 7: ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT DEPRESSION - part 2

 Here’s PART 2 of the interview I did with Patty Mason on JOYFUL LIVING RADIO. If you or someone you love is battling depression, take heart.  There truly is HOPE you may not have tried before…  ...more

DAY 6: ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT DEPRESSION - part 1

 A few weeks ago my friend, author and speaker Patty Mason, asked me to be a guest on her JOYFUL LIVING RADIO. Since we’re both depression survivors, she thought it might be helpful for us to dialogue and answer questions on the subject. It turned out to be a very encouraging conversation – and before we knew it, we’d gone from one program to two. ...more

DAY 5: FIRST THINGS FIRST

 These days I find myself easily distracted. Please tell me I’m not the only one. I start the day with ninja-like determination to “kill” my top three to-do’s by dinner or perish in the attempt. Yet by mid-morning I find myself knee-deep in planning meals or alphabetizing recipe cards when suddenly I realize: That’s not on my list…AND I don’t cook! ...more