Walking in Times of Stress

This past weekend George and I went walking at our favorite local woods, Lake Maria State Park. We’ve been walking at Lake Maria on a regular basis since last spring, when we “discovered” it for the first time in years. It became our balm, our…

My Magic Hour

I have taken to calling my early mornings The Magic Hour. It is my favorite hour (or two) of the day right now. The dawn light begins to appear outside my windows. Candles and twinkle lights glow especially pretty. I can hear the furnace running,…

The Hoffman Process: One Year Later

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Hoffman Process. This month is the one year anniversary of my Process and graduation from it, and that feels like a big milestone. It is amazing to realize that I am a completely different person because of…

The Hoffman Process: How It’s Changing My Life

As I’ve written about previously, I recently had the opportunity to attend the Hoffman Process at the Hoffman Institute in St. Helena, California. It was an amazing opportunity and one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, worth every penny it cost me to take…

The Hoffman Process: My Experience

There are a few reasons it’s hard to talk about the Hoffman Process itself. One, because all Process participants and graduates are under a confidentiality agreement saying we won’t discuss the others in our group. Two, because the element of surprise is such an important…

The Hoffman Process: Pre-Process Jitters and Why I Went

Writing and speaking about the Hoffman Process is not easy. It’s one of the most amazing, intense experiences I’ve ever had in my life and that is hard to convey in words. However, my personality is such that when people told me “I can’t tell…

Be Willing To Disappoint People–From the Archives

  It’s the best piece of spiritual advice I’ve received in the past year. And it keeps coming up, needing to be pondered and, truthfully, acted on. The fact is, we are each put into this world with our own gifts, talents, and purpose. We…