Bake Something…

Being Alive is clearly so very many things. So many, many, many things. These days it feels like the list is so epically long that it’s too hard to handle or keep track of it. And part of the reason for that is that we are so invested in “keeping on, keeping on.” I heard…

Aching to Be Alive

  The time since mid-March has felt like a very long, dirt road with so many potholes that I’ve lost count. I know we have been doing more things and seeing people, eating on the patios, but things don’t feel the same. I’m tired of cooking, doing curbside dining, describing my car to Qdoba and…

Being Alive and Living It

Oh my gosh, being a human is a full contact experience. And we are mostly ill-equipped. Each day, lately, I wake up and feel the weight of just how ill-equipped I am. I got out on the trail yesterday, listened to some thoughtful souls speak from the heart (on podcasts and audiobooks) and I realized…

Reimagining Being Alive

Once again, without much fanfare, we have entered a new month.  I know, I have no idea where the time has gone either. I blame it on the Covid vortex that has continually sucked the life out of everything the last few months. I see it circling and threatening to take another few months from…

Who Wants Normal Anyway?

As we have resurrected the torture report, it has me thinking about why we started it in the first place. Yes, it was for accountability for training but I have been realizing it was actually so much more. We were training for a big, epic goal and we wanted to believe it was possible. I…

Keeping Your Heart Open

Life feels heavy these days and so does my heart. When I go through tougher times I tend to close off, to contract. It’s our natural reaction to pull away from what pains us; to retreat from what we imagine creates the heaviness in our lives and in our hearts. But what if we didn’t?…

Torture Report: Back in the Groove

Okay, I wouldn’t say that I am exactly where I was two years ago, but there have been sightings of braids on occasion.  For those of you unsure of my reference, let’s just say that running brings out my inner Disney character when I finally get my groove back. The end of June will mark…

#365 Being Open

  As May turned into June, we were prepared to talk about #365beingopen.  Well, it turns out that the universe wanted everyone to receive that message and not just our readers.  Many of us are working on being open in ways, that perhaps, we weren’t considering prior to this month.  Some of us are just…