The email invitation to go to Egypt for the solar eclipse in August 1999 hit me in the belly like a lightning bolt. It was one of those rare times in my life when I just knew I had to drop everything and, come hell or high water, follow that thread that pulled me forward from the future. I had to trust that I would be supported to go there.
4 Steps in Taming the ‘Big Four’: Victim, Tyrant, Rebel, Savior
I’ve been thinking about how the human condition can be brutal. It feels to me as if there are four big archetypes playing out on a grand scale for many people individually and collectively. I call them the Big Four: Victim, Tyrant, Rebel, Savior.
The Inner Critic Wants Something
A year ago I made a commitment to just show up each morning and paint before anything else. Why did I do that? It was an act of surrender. Surrender to the realization that painting, more than anything else I did, moved my energy and gave me a sense of freedom and joy. Painting teaches … Continue reading The Inner Critic Wants Something
The Power of Vulnerability
Wonderful TED talk on the vulnerability, shame and courage from Brene Brown