why we do it

paolobrandao_portalphoto by Paulo Brandão

why we do it

It is more work
to delve deep
into the recesses
to plumb the darkness,
be willing to flounder and fumble into the unknown

but when it is exposed
when we can see ourselves for who we are
oh, how we shine.

 

 

Word of the Year 2013: Tend

Once again, my word for the year is approaching me in a (I suspect deceptively) gentle way. No flashing marquis, no fanfare. A gentle but firm hand on my shoulder, a whisper.
tend.
Garden seedlings and other tiny things need tending to be given the best chance of success.
In the fallout of my divorce (and radical life [...]

Tear It All Down, Build It Back Up

My word of the year for 2011 turned into my word for TWO years. I didn’t know at the time that invoking a seemingly harmless sentiment would change my entire life, and cause me to go basically silent here (and with my music) for an entire year.
I knew that baring myself to others, and most [...]

Quarterlife Crisis Book!

You guys! I’m in a book!

Many of you may remember that I was a blogger for Stratejoy awhile ago, and had a great time spilling my guts about my own quarterlife crises. Well now, Molly Mahar has taken some of the best of the Stratejoy blog posts and compiled them into a delicious eBook.  This [...]

Who are you waiting for?

I did something a little out of character last week. Something that people have been telling me to do. A friend of mine was going to audition for The Voice, and jokingly suggested I go with him… so I did.
Now, I have lots of experience auditioning for things. I did theatre as a kid and [...]

Writing as Rest: Overcoming Overhwhelm

I did it again. I have spread myself too thin and allowed myself to become overwhelmed with projects. One of the joys of being a creative person is that ideas can come very easily, and often many at once. My challenge in the last couple of years has been to learn to practice discernment and [...]

The Accidental Pumpkin

This lush, green vine popped up out of the blue a couple of weeks ago, and has been unfurling new leaves every single day since then. At first, I was perplexed by the thick shoot that pushed itself up through the mulch near the front door. I hadn’t planted anything there…but it didn’t look like [...]

Camp Wannamakee – SCHOLARSHIP!

rv

Here’s the deal.  If you read the description for my new group coaching program, Camp Wannamakee, and thought “Oh wow, I really need this! I really want to do this! I — am really broke,” don’t fret.
I hear ya. I have been there.  And I want to help you.
If you really want to be in [...]

Stop buying beautiful journals.

33854810

Does this sound familiar?
You go to the bookstore and browse the shelf, past the day planners and address books, around the corner from the photo albums, until you see them. The towering display of gorgeous leather-bound diaries and illustrated, glossy journals almost shines despite the bland retail lighting. They tempt you, these tomes. They seem [...]

Producing vs. Creating

There’s a lot of emphasis on producing these days.
You may have heard the recent buzzword, “shipping”, which refers to creating projects or products, launching them, getting them out the door, and then doing it all over again. There’s a wonderful air of excitement around this idea because it essentially bypasses resistance and helps you just [...]

why we do it

paolobrandao_portalphoto by Paulo Brandão

why we do it

It is more work
to delve deep
into the recesses
to plumb the darkness,
be willing to flounder and fumble into the unknown

but when it is exposed
when we can see ourselves for who we are
oh, how we shine.

 

 

Word of the Year 2013: Tend

Once again, my word for the year is approaching me in a (I suspect deceptively) gentle way. No flashing marquis, no fanfare. A gentle but firm hand on my shoulder, a whisper.
tend.
Garden seedlings and other tiny things need tending to be given the best chance of success.
In the fallout of my divorce (and radical life [...]

Tear It All Down, Build It Back Up

My word of the year for 2011 turned into my word for TWO years. I didn’t know at the time that invoking a seemingly harmless sentiment would change my entire life, and cause me to go basically silent here (and with my music) for an entire year.
I knew that baring myself to others, and most [...]

Quarterlife Crisis Book!

You guys! I’m in a book!

Many of you may remember that I was a blogger for Stratejoy awhile ago, and had a great time spilling my guts about my own quarterlife crises. Well now, Molly Mahar has taken some of the best of the Stratejoy blog posts and compiled them into a delicious eBook.  This [...]

Who are you waiting for?

I did something a little out of character last week. Something that people have been telling me to do. A friend of mine was going to audition for The Voice, and jokingly suggested I go with him… so I did.
Now, I have lots of experience auditioning for things. I did theatre as a kid and [...]

Writing as Rest: Overcoming Overhwhelm

I did it again. I have spread myself too thin and allowed myself to become overwhelmed with projects. One of the joys of being a creative person is that ideas can come very easily, and often many at once. My challenge in the last couple of years has been to learn to practice discernment and [...]

The Accidental Pumpkin

This lush, green vine popped up out of the blue a couple of weeks ago, and has been unfurling new leaves every single day since then. At first, I was perplexed by the thick shoot that pushed itself up through the mulch near the front door. I hadn’t planted anything there…but it didn’t look like [...]

Camp Wannamakee – SCHOLARSHIP!

rv

Here’s the deal.  If you read the description for my new group coaching program, Camp Wannamakee, and thought “Oh wow, I really need this! I really want to do this! I — am really broke,” don’t fret.
I hear ya. I have been there.  And I want to help you.
If you really want to be in [...]

Stop buying beautiful journals.

33854810

Does this sound familiar?
You go to the bookstore and browse the shelf, past the day planners and address books, around the corner from the photo albums, until you see them. The towering display of gorgeous leather-bound diaries and illustrated, glossy journals almost shines despite the bland retail lighting. They tempt you, these tomes. They seem [...]

Producing vs. Creating

There’s a lot of emphasis on producing these days.
You may have heard the recent buzzword, “shipping”, which refers to creating projects or products, launching them, getting them out the door, and then doing it all over again. There’s a wonderful air of excitement around this idea because it essentially bypasses resistance and helps you just [...]

why we do it

paolobrandao_portalphoto by Paulo Brandão

why we do it

It is more work
to delve deep
into the recesses
to plumb the darkness,
be willing to flounder and fumble into the unknown

but when it is exposed
when we can see ourselves for who we are
oh, how we shine.

 

 

Word of the Year 2013: Tend

Once again, my word for the year is approaching me in a (I suspect deceptively) gentle way. No flashing marquis, no fanfare. A gentle but firm hand on my shoulder, a whisper.
tend.
Garden seedlings and other tiny things need tending to be given the best chance of success.
In the fallout of my divorce (and radical life [...]

Tear It All Down, Build It Back Up

My word of the year for 2011 turned into my word for TWO years. I didn’t know at the time that invoking a seemingly harmless sentiment would change my entire life, and cause me to go basically silent here (and with my music) for an entire year.
I knew that baring myself to others, and most [...]

Quarterlife Crisis Book!

You guys! I’m in a book!

Many of you may remember that I was a blogger for Stratejoy awhile ago, and had a great time spilling my guts about my own quarterlife crises. Well now, Molly Mahar has taken some of the best of the Stratejoy blog posts and compiled them into a delicious eBook.  This [...]

Who are you waiting for?

I did something a little out of character last week. Something that people have been telling me to do. A friend of mine was going to audition for The Voice, and jokingly suggested I go with him… so I did.
Now, I have lots of experience auditioning for things. I did theatre as a kid and [...]

Writing as Rest: Overcoming Overhwhelm

I did it again. I have spread myself too thin and allowed myself to become overwhelmed with projects. One of the joys of being a creative person is that ideas can come very easily, and often many at once. My challenge in the last couple of years has been to learn to practice discernment and [...]

The Accidental Pumpkin

This lush, green vine popped up out of the blue a couple of weeks ago, and has been unfurling new leaves every single day since then. At first, I was perplexed by the thick shoot that pushed itself up through the mulch near the front door. I hadn’t planted anything there…but it didn’t look like [...]

Camp Wannamakee – SCHOLARSHIP!

rv

Here’s the deal.  If you read the description for my new group coaching program, Camp Wannamakee, and thought “Oh wow, I really need this! I really want to do this! I — am really broke,” don’t fret.
I hear ya. I have been there.  And I want to help you.
If you really want to be in [...]

Stop buying beautiful journals.

33854810

Does this sound familiar?
You go to the bookstore and browse the shelf, past the day planners and address books, around the corner from the photo albums, until you see them. The towering display of gorgeous leather-bound diaries and illustrated, glossy journals almost shines despite the bland retail lighting. They tempt you, these tomes. They seem [...]

Producing vs. Creating

There’s a lot of emphasis on producing these days.
You may have heard the recent buzzword, “shipping”, which refers to creating projects or products, launching them, getting them out the door, and then doing it all over again. There’s a wonderful air of excitement around this idea because it essentially bypasses resistance and helps you just [...]

why we do it

paolobrandao_portalphoto by Paulo Brandão

why we do it

It is more work
to delve deep
into the recesses
to plumb the darkness,
be willing to flounder and fumble into the unknown

but when it is exposed
when we can see ourselves for who we are
oh, how we shine.

 

 

Word of the Year 2013: Tend

Once again, my word for the year is approaching me in a (I suspect deceptively) gentle way. No flashing marquis, no fanfare. A gentle but firm hand on my shoulder, a whisper.
tend.
Garden seedlings and other tiny things need tending to be given the best chance of success.
In the fallout of my divorce (and radical life [...]

Tear It All Down, Build It Back Up

My word of the year for 2011 turned into my word for TWO years. I didn’t know at the time that invoking a seemingly harmless sentiment would change my entire life, and cause me to go basically silent here (and with my music) for an entire year.
I knew that baring myself to others, and most [...]

Quarterlife Crisis Book!

You guys! I’m in a book!

Many of you may remember that I was a blogger for Stratejoy awhile ago, and had a great time spilling my guts about my own quarterlife crises. Well now, Molly Mahar has taken some of the best of the Stratejoy blog posts and compiled them into a delicious eBook.  This [...]

Who are you waiting for?

I did something a little out of character last week. Something that people have been telling me to do. A friend of mine was going to audition for The Voice, and jokingly suggested I go with him… so I did.
Now, I have lots of experience auditioning for things. I did theatre as a kid and [...]

Writing as Rest: Overcoming Overhwhelm

I did it again. I have spread myself too thin and allowed myself to become overwhelmed with projects. One of the joys of being a creative person is that ideas can come very easily, and often many at once. My challenge in the last couple of years has been to learn to practice discernment and [...]

The Accidental Pumpkin

This lush, green vine popped up out of the blue a couple of weeks ago, and has been unfurling new leaves every single day since then. At first, I was perplexed by the thick shoot that pushed itself up through the mulch near the front door. I hadn’t planted anything there…but it didn’t look like [...]

Camp Wannamakee – SCHOLARSHIP!

rv

Here’s the deal.  If you read the description for my new group coaching program, Camp Wannamakee, and thought “Oh wow, I really need this! I really want to do this! I — am really broke,” don’t fret.
I hear ya. I have been there.  And I want to help you.
If you really want to be in [...]

Stop buying beautiful journals.

33854810

Does this sound familiar?
You go to the bookstore and browse the shelf, past the day planners and address books, around the corner from the photo albums, until you see them. The towering display of gorgeous leather-bound diaries and illustrated, glossy journals almost shines despite the bland retail lighting. They tempt you, these tomes. They seem [...]

Producing vs. Creating

There’s a lot of emphasis on producing these days.
You may have heard the recent buzzword, “shipping”, which refers to creating projects or products, launching them, getting them out the door, and then doing it all over again. There’s a wonderful air of excitement around this idea because it essentially bypasses resistance and helps you just [...]

why we do it

paolobrandao_portalphoto by Paulo Brandão

why we do it

It is more work
to delve deep
into the recesses
to plumb the darkness,
be willing to flounder and fumble into the unknown

but when it is exposed
when we can see ourselves for who we are
oh, how we shine.

 

 

Word of the Year 2013: Tend

Once again, my word for the year is approaching me in a (I suspect deceptively) gentle way. No flashing marquis, no fanfare. A gentle but firm hand on my shoulder, a whisper.
tend.
Garden seedlings and other tiny things need tending to be given the best chance of success.
In the fallout of my divorce (and radical life [...]

Tear It All Down, Build It Back Up

My word of the year for 2011 turned into my word for TWO years. I didn’t know at the time that invoking a seemingly harmless sentiment would change my entire life, and cause me to go basically silent here (and with my music) for an entire year.
I knew that baring myself to others, and most [...]

Quarterlife Crisis Book!

You guys! I’m in a book!

Many of you may remember that I was a blogger for Stratejoy awhile ago, and had a great time spilling my guts about my own quarterlife crises. Well now, Molly Mahar has taken some of the best of the Stratejoy blog posts and compiled them into a delicious eBook.  This [...]

Who are you waiting for?

I did something a little out of character last week. Something that people have been telling me to do. A friend of mine was going to audition for The Voice, and jokingly suggested I go with him… so I did.
Now, I have lots of experience auditioning for things. I did theatre as a kid and [...]

Writing as Rest: Overcoming Overhwhelm

I did it again. I have spread myself too thin and allowed myself to become overwhelmed with projects. One of the joys of being a creative person is that ideas can come very easily, and often many at once. My challenge in the last couple of years has been to learn to practice discernment and [...]

The Accidental Pumpkin

This lush, green vine popped up out of the blue a couple of weeks ago, and has been unfurling new leaves every single day since then. At first, I was perplexed by the thick shoot that pushed itself up through the mulch near the front door. I hadn’t planted anything there…but it didn’t look like [...]

Camp Wannamakee – SCHOLARSHIP!

rv

Here’s the deal.  If you read the description for my new group coaching program, Camp Wannamakee, and thought “Oh wow, I really need this! I really want to do this! I — am really broke,” don’t fret.
I hear ya. I have been there.  And I want to help you.
If you really want to be in [...]

Stop buying beautiful journals.

33854810

Does this sound familiar?
You go to the bookstore and browse the shelf, past the day planners and address books, around the corner from the photo albums, until you see them. The towering display of gorgeous leather-bound diaries and illustrated, glossy journals almost shines despite the bland retail lighting. They tempt you, these tomes. They seem [...]

Producing vs. Creating

There’s a lot of emphasis on producing these days.
You may have heard the recent buzzword, “shipping”, which refers to creating projects or products, launching them, getting them out the door, and then doing it all over again. There’s a wonderful air of excitement around this idea because it essentially bypasses resistance and helps you just [...]