How can you help yourself, fulfill your promise today? My task for the next 24 hours is to give myself a break. I am far harder on myself than I ever would be on anyone else, which makes me wonder: How would I feel if I chilled out for just a little while? What about … More On This Day, We Promise
How can hope possibly have anything to do with politics? Aren’t the problems too large? Aren’t we frigging helpless? I don’t think so. I’ve spent a lifetime proving that we’re not, but the person who I believe best describes how hope connects to politics is writer Rebecca Solnit. I love how she shows the power … More Politics and hope
Sometimes when I mention I’m writing a four-book series of meditations on hope, people look at me like I’ve lost my mind. The polite ones nod and say, “How nice.” The bold and irritated grimace and assure me they have no need for a book on hope. Perhaps they don’t, but I do. Hope matters … More Why hope matters
Early bird registration for Harvest: A Workshop on Finding and Sustaining Hope expires Friday at midnight. Register by then to pay only $20 to spend an afternoon with me and the amazing, inspiring Annette Billings. Our mission is to lead you on a journey of exploration of your own ideas and feelings about hope. Please … More Early bird special expires Friday
Thanks to all the folks on Facebook and Twitter who helped me identify this gorgeous fellow as a Great Blue Heron. I snapped this shot last week while we were vacationing at Orange Beach, Ala.
I’ll publish my second book of meditations on hope next month. Two more books are planned for 2018. Why spend so much time on hope? Here are my top five reasons. 1. Like everyone else, I lose hope periodically, particularly during times that are as difficult and nasty as these. Writing about hope helps me … More 5 reasons I write about hope
Is it stupid to be kind? Is compassion for suckers? These questions arose on Friday when I posted one of the meditations from my book, Your Daily Shot of Hope: Meditations for an Age of Despair on Facebook and asked whether folks thought kindness and compassion are possible. Here’s the meme: In reply, one friend … More Is it stupid to be kind?