Category Archives: Restoration

I am

I am a native of my community. I was born and raised in the same local place. Then so moved away and spent a little more than a decade out of state before finding my way back home. That also … Continue reading

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Rearview beauty

Sometimes the most beautiful scenes are in the rearview mirror looking back on our lives. We have been driving most of the evening, leaving San Francisco and heading south towards Pismo Beach. We had hoped to reach the beach by … Continue reading

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Projects

We placed an offer on a house in March. It was an unexpected decision, but felt right. As I looked at the pictures of the house after we made the offer, I told my husband that the kitchen table we … Continue reading

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I’ve got it all together … (NOT)

I suppose it has been said to me before, but today I heard it.  Possibly because for the past few months I have been doing my own soul searching, trying to get in touch with deeper things in my life.  … Continue reading

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POD: Your 2018 miracles

Look around you, in the physical space you are right now. Look at the walls, on the shelves, in the fridge, under the covers. Look in the drawer. Or in your closet. Look out the window if you need to. … Continue reading

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POD: Unlearned

POD – Write about this: What have you successfully, intentionally unlearned? And what, if anything, do you want to unlearn now? The first thing that come to mind that I have successfully unlearned is that receiving help from others is … Continue reading

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POD: The Spirit of 2017

First, write a summary of your 2017 so far in 100 words. Not 2017 politics or what you read on Facebook, but your personal and professional life in 2017. High level. Short. And, this time, factual. Now: circle or bold … Continue reading

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POD: Paradoxes—Hiding and Holding On

Years ago, I read a book called Hiding from Love. I honestly don’t remember a ton about the book itself. But I do recall being fascinated by the paradox that we frequently, through our patterns and behaviors, hide from the … Continue reading

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Much appreciated

[POD] #9: Much appreciated Write about this: Who or what do you appreciate? And this: How fun is that, the revelry of appreciation? And this: What new can you find to appreciate, using both meanings? When I think about appreciation, … Continue reading

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What do you do that no longer serves you?

POD #6: What do you do that no longer serves you? What do you do that no longer serves you? What are you getting out of doing it? Are you attached to that? What would it take for you to … Continue reading

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