Human Wholeness

How to Eat CAKE Without Washing Dishes

Last week I felt weary. Maybe it was the gazillionth meal I had cooked in 4 months. Or masking up for the 2-week grocery load. Or those re-appearing dirty dishes. [Really people, those dishes?] Our colorful palate of life has gone a bit muted out here. Conversational topics in the kitchen [is there another room?] […]

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Know Thy Anchors

I hate to admit it.  Facebook connects. Last month when I was scrolling through, I spied a photo of a dear friend at a Blazers game.  For those of you clueless about a possession arrow, an and one, and zone defense – I’m talking about a professional basketball team here. Since I was flying to […]

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Are You Savoring the Lottery?

During our hiatus in Washington state, I used to buy lottery tickets. It wasn’t a “jones.” But sometimes when I was feeling it or just in a funk about work, I would purchase one or two in the express line at the grocery store.   If he was with me, that tall endearing fellow I […]

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Showing Up

September 22. All of us have dates etched into our body’s memory. That’s mine. Ten years ago. Last month you read how the ponderosa pines talked to me back then. How I listened intently and promptly quit my corporate job. (Imagine what a redwood could convince me of.) As you will recall, the pines also […]

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I Heard the Ponderosa Pines

Ten years ago the pines spoke to me. (You’re right. I don’t want to share this with just anyone). I had been struggling at work. My childhood identity of responsibility clung to me like a tight dress that didn’t look so good in adulthood. It was hard for me to say ‘no’ to work assignments […]

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Taming the Crocodiles of Conflict

I just got back to Alaska from Mexico. There, my beloved and I rented a casita with friends in a small beach town called La Manzanilla. One of Martty’s and my favorite activities when traveling is to rent bikes and look around a little further than our feet can take us. Rental bikes in other […]

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The Pirate of Woe at Work

The Victim will be sure to test your human wholeness in the workplace. You know who they are. You’ve seen them coming down the hallway and you’ve dived into any empty doorway available – to avoid them. You’ve seen them at the photocopy machine when you’ve needed to run something off. But instead you go […]

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Shake Up Your Holiday

Here in Homer, traffic’s pretty quiet this holiday season. In fact, when driving through our main business district, we can all easily get a left-hand turn. No streams of RVs making their way to the spit or rental cars heading to the art galleries or visitors piling into our two grocery stores. That’s summer. And […]

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