The thing about limits

hiking boots on trail

Kauai is a beautiful place. Except that it only goes up or down. It isn’t often flat. At least that’s what I discovered on a recent hiking trip there. As is often the case, one experience can be a metaphor for approaching life. That was true on the trails as I was reminded about how […]

The need to know

view of Daramkot India

It’s not what you don’t know that that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. Mark Twain Perhaps one of the biggest hoaxes we play on ourselves is the belief that we can know something for certain.  Hundreds of years ago people were sure that the earth was […]

Letting go of holding on

taking a yoga class and expecting the same experience as at home

More times than I am willing to admit, I am attached to the way things are. On a recent trip, I took a yoga class at the local studio. Now you would think that I would be willing to go with the flow, especially in a yoga class, but I found myself becoming mildly irritated. […]

How to make your goals successful this year

road map to successful change

It’s that time of year when everyone is thinking about change. Some people start making New Year’s resolutions and setting goals and creating action plans. Some people simply have an idea in their head about something they want to be different in the next year. Some people will actually be successful and most of them […]