As part of my on-going Stuck-Unstuck project, I’ll be exploring and posting occasionally about the myriad ways in which we humans often feel hopelessly stuck in our lives – personally, professionally, and creatively. These illustrated posts  will be divided into three categories: personal stories (from all of you); advice (in the form of flow charts, maps,…

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This month, one of my dearest friends invited me to participate in a full-moon fire ceremony. I said yes, not only because I love both her and fire ceremonies to pieces, but because I had been struggling with something for a long time, and I had just decided (literally the day before) that what I…

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It’s not easy to be optimistic these days. If you’re awake, if you’re paying attention at all, it’s hard to find beauty in the midst of so much violence, ugliness, intolerance, and apathy. It’s hard to believe in the goodness of humanity when so much badness is on display. But some of you do, every…

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In September, I took Andrea Scher’s wonderful online class, Mondo Beyondo, which is all about dreaming BIG and then making your big dreams come true. I took it in part because the day after I subscribed to her blog, Andrea ran a sale, offering all her classes for about 60% off their original price. It…

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I watched Brene Brown’s first TEDx Houston talk in April, 2011. I was in San Diego for my nephew’s wedding. I was four months into my love project and feeling lost, divided. There was the me that was fearlessly loving, believing with all my might in what love could do (no less than change the…

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