The Conscious Endeavor

“I take it as an elemental truth of life that words matter.”

– Krista Tippett

Lead off 2024 with curiosity.

Lead off 2024 with curiosity.

There seems an almost natural inclination for the change in the calendar year to generate grand schemes to re-create ourselves. I recommend you ignore that idea, regardless of your current level of enthusiasm. Large-scale change is achievable, but it's hard -...

We are what we repeatedly do.

We are what we repeatedly do.

Overheard this week during the warm-up for small group; "I wonder if doing a yoga intensive would help with my mobility." (Thanks for the blog fodder, KZ.) Short answer; nope. * (Unless it made you fall in love with "mobility work" and you rarely missed another day.)...

Choice.

Choice.

At some point yesterday, you likely had a negative reaction to something. A comparably negative thought popped up in your mind, your mood shifted to something less pleasant, your body reacted with an elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, tightened muscles,...

Best of.

Best of.

Could you pick a single word - one to apply to yourself and your life right now? Words have tremendous power; shaping our thoughts, our body, our actions, our relationships. The words that make up our thoughts determine how we treat ourselves and how we treat others....

Spring. Why not use it?

Spring. Why not use it?

Let's keep it simple: we're made of the same biological stuff as everything else in our known world. We're part of nature, and nature aligns with the cycle of seasons. Spring is the season that nature uses to wake up and grow.  Maybe you've felt a little different...

Anniversary.

Anniversary.

March brought the first anniversary of many things for many people, maybe this year more than ever.  What did the last year offer you the opportunity to learn? Positive, negative, reflections, insights, strengths, weaknesses. About yourself, others, your view of the...

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