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Answering the Call

Last week, during class, I shared this piece written by Oprah about figuring out who are you meant to be: "I believe there's a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call." In this most recent O magazine there is whole segment on "Who Are You Meant To Be?". This section includes contributions by a variety of writers who discovered who they were meant to be by making mistakes and learning from them. Authors such as Anne Lamott, Mary Karr, Junot Diaz, and Uwem Akpan shared their story. The pieces submitted are beautiful, real, and worth reading. I do realize that this a big question to ask but really just wanted to hear the student's reply and perspective. I suppose I brought this up because it has been on my mind a lot and for a long time. I am of the belief that each person IS born with a unique gift and purpose and that once you discove…

Matters of the Heart and the Art of a Good Life

Been meaning to write more often than I have. I think I am in that place where things are shifting but trying to take it all in. Actually, both Jason and I are experiencing a shift and a desire for change. So a few days ago, Jason and I had this great conversation about what it is we desire for ourselves, each other, our family and our life together. We both took some time to think about and write down what is we really want and what it is that matters most to us individually and collectively. Intention and looking at the big picture makes a difference in the way things can and will go. Taking time look honestly at life offers the chance to see what is and what is not working and move forward from there. I am grateful Jason and I are wanting a lot of the same things. In fact, it's a relief. What we want, what our hearts desire is: balance in life; being able to find joy in the little things; passion in love and life, work we love and that makes a difference in the w…
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You never know what's waiting around the corner for you... More surprises are yet to come! Three weeks later and here I am at the computer. It's late and should head to bed. The soon-to -fade full moon has me awake. I love the harvest full moon and all the changes that seem to come in October. I am not sure why that is, it just is. In October is when I observe the season of summer turn into fall: the sky changes, clouds are more plentiful and interesting, the colors in the sunsets change, the air feels cool and fresh, and the wind seems to facilitate the cycle of change, bringing in the new and blowing out the old. October 15 marks 2 years we, Jason, Liam, and I, have been in our little house in Tucson. This date, which is fast approaching, may be the reason for my feeling the bubbling of beginnings. I sort of get the feeling something new is on the horizon, maybe a shift in my perspective, an unexpected offer of sorts, a letting go of things that no longer serve me…