The Conscious Endeavor

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

– Krista Tippett

The river.

The river.

I took this photo of the morning sky a few days ago. The sun was low on the horizon and as it rose the heat was burning off a cool, grey spring fog. I was standing in the parking lot at the studio. There was noone else around - people or cars. The new normal. I stood...

Our sons and daughters

From @timferriss on Instagram HERE We drove to Ohio and back yesterday to bring home my daughter's stuff from 4 years of college there. Her university, like most, has closed and sent everyone home. Traffic was light when we left before dawn. We've driven this route on...


And I said to my body. Softly. "I want to be your friend".It took a long breath. And replied, "I have been waiting my whole life for this."Nayyirah Waheed What if? What if you shifted your relationship with your body from one of manipulation, to one of friendship? Or,...

The sun rises everywhere

Have you ever had one of those days where the pile-up of the previous days has left you wanting to just escape to somewhere, anywhere? I bet you have. I found myself on Southwest's website one day this week looking for something very specific. The criteria:...

Thank dog for peace.

Thank dog for peace.

October 6, 2019. I sat on the deck of my steps this morning, not long after the sun had risen above the horizon. It was bright enough for the sun’s rays to highlight the golds and yellows of grounded leaves and the endless shades of October green, but not bright...

Learning to surf and response ability.

Learning to surf and response ability.

"Close your eyes. And feel the weight of your body, resting against your seat. See if you can let it quickly resolve itself into a cloud of sensation. Forget about the parts of your body. Don't notice hands or feet. Or shoulders. Or your back. There's just each new...