Ever since The Don was able to walk, he always liked to walk on the grass. I don't know what attract him to walk on the grass but when I tell him not to walk on the grass; he would try to walk on the grass anyway. I try to explain to him that you shouldn’t walk on the grass because you might step in dog poop....more
A few months back, my high school friend Mary Catherine did a lovely interview with me for her blog, Starr Struck.In the interview, she mentioned that she'd always considered me to be comfortable with myself, and comfortable taking risks. This was both wonderful and surprising to read....more
As a culture, we’ve become uncomfortable with the notion of being uncomfortable. We’ll do a lot of things to avoid being emotionally or physically uncomfortable. Some of these things are small, like going the long way on the backroads to avoid waiting in traffic. Others are bigger, like lying to ourselves about who we are so we don’t have to face the things we don’t like about ourselves.
When does it make sense to go with the flow and when does it make sense to break from the status quo and all comfort zones and enter a new turning point in your career? I personally have been fascinated by people's career journeys. As in "how did you end up where you are today?" It is very rarely a direct, logical path (you know, like they tell you it "should" be in college). This thoughtful and inspiring personal post from Lauren Bacon talks about her own turning points.
I recently met with a group of doctors who gather at Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen’s house monthly to discuss a variety of topics and seek meaning in medicine and in the human experience. The topic of the month was “Safety,” our quest for it, our desire for it and, as we discovered, our complete inability to attain it, given the certainty of uncertainty.
Now that my herb garden is growing successfully, we have started to incorporate some of the fresh herbs into our daily meals. We snip a few chives into our omelets, tear up some basil leaves and scatter them over our pizza before baking, add fresh oregano to our pasta sauces, and toss parsley and sweet basil in with our salad greens.
Sometimes we don't know where we're headed. Actually, most of the time. This is especially hard if you're one of those people who likes to know where they're going-all of the time. Like me.
I'm not much of a risk ta...more
I have a friend who says he is an "agnostic" and so he does not do anything to help people, or for his own spiritual growth--he simply stays in the middle. This parable calls us to act. People say that as I grow older I take more chances, and I do--because life is short and God wants us to live life to its fullest--we can double what God has given us by treating everyone with mercy and generosity, and by telling people about Jesus in the hope that they too will embrace the reign of God. Let's take some risk for the reign of God! Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!...more