Dealing With Depression: Practicing Radical Gratitude

A walk through the forest leads me, step by step, to a form of radical gratitude that helps me be where I am.

The Dark Side of Idealism and Woke Culture

It’s wonderful when young people put their hands and heads together to fight for social justice, the environment and their future. But idealism also has a dark side that we need to be wary of…

The Horror of Uncertainty (and its Hidden Invitation)

We often think we have a pretty good idea of the future ahead based on our experiences of the past. But sometimes, that future becomes really unclear. How does that make us feel? And how can we respond?

Writing Poetry for Personal Discovery (Including 6 Guiding Principles)

I love writing and sharing what I write. But poetry does something very different for me. It’s a short-cut to my deepest self. This is how it works for me.

Principles Versus Practice

Many of us have princples that guide our lives, ideals that we’ve translated into practical habits to reflect who we want to be. But sometimes, those principles are too hard to uphold, or conflict with one another, or somehow don’t really seem to mirror that initial ideal. Is it alright not to live according to your own principles for a while?

Oh My God! It’s a Dragon!

Dragons have always fascinated me. I grew up celebrating Michaelmas ever year, and still do at my children’s school, but last year I also formed a personal connection to the idea of dragons and found out what they could mean for me.

5 Unexpected Side Effects of Personal Growth

When you (unknowingly) embark on a journey of personal growth, there’s no knowing where you’ll end up. Here are some of the side effects I’ve seen in my life and in the lives of those around me when developing as a person.