how will you leap on Leap Day?

So, here’s the story, in short form: A book that had great impact on me as a college student: Sam Keen‘s To a Dancing God. My father had just died, and Keen’s story of the Peachseed Monkey in that book touched me deeply: Once upon a time when there...

the opportunity to have the flu

In a recent telecoaching class, a participant named Vickie stopped me with a simple statement: “I didn’t get my homework done because I had the opportunity to have the flu this week.” All of us paused. There was quiet on the line. The flu gave Vickie...

VerbTribe starts in 4 sleeps!

I am so excited. I learned last year that I love teaching the art and craft of writing. My first “strong offer” online this year is VerbTribe, a 37-day class designed to focus on the writing process, to get you writing consistently (as in creating an every...

podcast episode 1: why the recognitions?

Click here to download the PDF that accompanies this episode (Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the recording) Key Thoughts: Introducing “The Recognitions” – a biweekly podcast series from Patti Digh on living mindfully Exploring ideas,...

poetry wednesday : two heavens in the now.

Heaven for Helen -Mark Doty Helen says heaven, for her, would be complete immersion in physical process, without self-consciousnessā€” to be the respiration of the grass, or ionized agitation just above the break of a wave, traffic in a sunflower’s thousand golden...