you are not broken. you don’t need to be fixed.

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential."...

happy birthday, daddy.

My father's birthday was Christmas day. He died in 1980 when he was 53. He would have been 83 today. My job is to keep him alive by telling his story. I hope you can take a moment in your holiday festivities to read about him in this story I wrote in 2005. Happy...

poetry wednesday : the gift of an infant mind.

Season The season is the heart star. What escapes now will be remembered. What escapes now was once thrown Off like a shirt or saddle. Ridden into Bethlehem to be borrowed, Then given; this is it: the one noise, A rock, cobalt, and a book, a cow-child Is giving us a...

mindful monday : happiness is a revolutionary act.

"To be truly happy in this world is a revolutionary act because true happiness depends upon a revolution in ourselves. It is a radical change of view that liberates us so that we know who we are most deeply and can acknowledge our enormous ability to love. We are...