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When Dads sneak up and …

September 19, 2016

... inspire us!

OK, so my wonderful dad was ‘promoted’, as my US family says, 2+ years ago. But he sneaks up now and then – bringing me a smile and a tear every time. My guess is someone special does that for you too now and then!

Recently here he was – all in a moment – unseen, yet as full and as present as if physically in front of me. How did it happen?

I'm in a super fun writing group with others in business and a few weeks ago our coach’s dad joined us. It was fantastic; seeing their connection, listening to their wise, witty exchange and understanding more of how Stella Orange simply knows 'stuff’.

Getting into our weekly Shut Up & Write session, a number of us felt encouraged by and close...

Let's be clear on this? Yes, Let's be clear!

Change is in the air - seasons, politics and more. Whatever change comes, expected or not, one thing is certain - the need to create a clearing for it.

Curious? … It's important & urgent that you read on.

Creating a Clearing

Local farmers are making space for the new harvest. Clearing out barns and grain bins, deciding what to keep and what's to go. And it works both ways:

1. We make clearings to receive the good and enjoy bringing it in.
2. We get clear on what's not good and make a clearing in which to stand firm, resist.

It's the latter we must...

Adventure? Pick Me!

May 9, 2016

Sometimes just taking yourself to a different place and choosing the word Adventure can lead to amazing discoveries and re-discoveries too … like the word conversation.

Have you noticed a little radio silence from me lately – maybe not ;) If you're one who gives yourself permission to leave The Grid – well done! It more often just sneaks up on me and I find it's a while since .... So here we are, after 'a while' and I'm excited!

Recently I ventured over to Ohio for an event – Excellent host, superb venue and the chance to gather a tribe of us looking for direction. And we found it – through conversation and story – but I'd no idea how varied and vital those adventuresome conversations would be.


Shubho Noboborsho!

April 13, 2016

... what? What did you just say Jackie? I wished you all Happy New Year! Yeah, it's April ... move on girl!

Well that's likely the response from anyone with no Bengali blood in their veins - because April 14th is THE biggest event on the Bengali calendar in Bangladesh. The first day of the Bengali New Year:

Independence is a quality we all cherish; freedom to simply 'be'. Today - March 26th in 1971 - the people of East Pakistan defiantly declared their independence from rulers West Pakistan. Nine months of horrific war then followed before the nation of Bangladesh was born. The desire for independence...

By Special Request - read 'a hefty nudge' by my buddy Cindy ;) this post will help you find the best and brightest Fair Trade Easter chocolate goodies around - specifically in the USA!


Why USA?

Because in Europe and Australia you've...

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