The Mighty Dandelion

Dandelions. They are an enigma in this life. When we were kids, I feel confident that nearly every one of us snapped one off at the stem and proudly handed it to a parent or a friend, even while the white sap of the stem leaked out onto our hands.  Before long we are taught…

We Have Learned…

There is a saying that the best apology is changed behavior. I think there is likely quite a bit of truth in there, while a genuine apology is also pretty darn good, too. One of my personal commitments is to be a lifelong learner. I think I always imagined that I was but in recent…

Going Along Together

“If You Want to Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want to Go Far, Go Together” ~ a proverb A couple of weeks ago, the Ohio version of the Backyard Ultra crowned its winner. For those of you who aren’t weird running types like me and my husband, I will give it to you as…

Moving Toward Simple & Free

This morning, Lowi and I along with a handful of friends are embarking on an adventure with the book Simple and Free: 7 Experiments against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. You may have read about it in our blog last week. (if you missed it, you can catch it here). This is a series of social…

The friction and freedom of learning

Learning new things as an adult is only difficult because our ego is fragile. We’ve lost the mental fortitude to really suck at something. When you’re a kid and you fall off your bike 127 times before you get the hang of it, do you ever remember thinking, maybe this bike-riding thing isn’t for me? …

The experiment of 4x4x48

Monday morning I woke up at 2:47 am and it wasn’t just that my eyes opened, I was awake! The brain and what you can train it to expect and accept is limitless. It’s that we accept the limits we have already accepted and expect as truth instead of what they are: conditioning. Over the…