Searching For Adventure: A False Pursuit Part 2

(You may have noticed that it's been closer to two weeks since my last post, though I directed any readers of the first part of this double header to return in a single week. I like to keep you in suspense. Or maybe I had a heck of a week. Perhaps we'll never know. I'm … Continue reading Searching For Adventure: A False Pursuit Part 2

Hope Is a Setup, One Way or Another

Living in hope necessitates an effort toward imagining a better future. It requires our investment in the tangible ways we can make that future happen and the psychological/emotional ways we open ourselves to it as a possibility. It requires imagination that may even seem outside our ability to fathom. If your experiences, perhaps even your … Continue reading Hope Is a Setup, One Way or Another

Hiking With Kids: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

I'm part of non-profit launching this year that aims to promote mental well-being through engaging in nature. Check out the Trailblazing Hope website. I'll be guest posting on their site regularly. The first article I wrote is about hiking with kids, or as I sometimes call it: A Disaster Waiting to Happen. It is total … Continue reading Hiking With Kids: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Your Body as Home: Inhabiting it With Gratitude

It is incredibly defeating to encounter person after person caught up in the same struggles as you, without evidencing hope of overcoming them. It can be terrifying to witness your greatest fears come to pass in other people’s lives and wonder if you will be visited by the same griefs. There is a pain, so … Continue reading Your Body as Home: Inhabiting it With Gratitude

The Lie of Enough: Shame in our Perceived Lack

For most people, culture is virtually indistinguishable from truth. Whatever is normal is best. Whatever is socially acceptable is right. Whatever is valued or sought after as a society is good; that which is eschewed is bad. Besides the faulty logic of this approach, there are deeper, insidious impacts. These assumptions, these unchallenged standards and … Continue reading The Lie of Enough: Shame in our Perceived Lack