Openness…..

Openness explains the ability to innovate and come up with big ideas because you’re open to them, and fluid intelligence explains the ability to go and execute. Adeo Ressi How is your mind these days? How is your heart? With all the pressures going on it is easy to become close minded about events and …

downloads from above……

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before. Audre Lorde Nikola Tesla, the inventor who gave us alternating current, which is the power source that we use in …

New Growth…..

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential. Bruce Lee Everything changes. All living beings show new sides each season. Trees leaf out and branches grow longer. …

Optimism…..

Optimism is an expectation that good things are going to be plentiful. The wealthy generally have the sense that life will bring good rather than bad outcomes. That doesn’t mean they believe that good things will be omnipresent, but that they will outnumber the not-so-good. Jean Chatzky I know this is a repeat topic. But …

Human connection……

Be a good human being, a warm hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief.- Dalai Lama If anything that this time has taught us is to value our connectedness and how much it feeds our soul. We need contact with one another. We need to feel as though the invisible chain that connects us …

Purpose……

Just because you got money doesn’t mean you’re gonna be happy, and just ‘cuz you can buy everything in the world doesn’t mean you’re gonna find your purpose. -Logic Living with purpose is essential to forward growth. Finding a passion is more important then executing all the fine details in a calm and deliberate way. …

physically able…..

Every once in a while, it probably should be more then that I am thankful being still able to do the things that I am able to do. This past week I was able to drive about 3,000 miles to camp and ascend a 4500 ft peak. That, stand alone, is not that meaningful. But …

Indigenous people…..

Native Americans. The first peoples. A huge part of the fabric of what makes America unique. There are 574 recognized tribes in the USA. Before white man, the population of indigenous people was 60 million in the Americas. After manifest destiny in the west. The population dipped below 1 million. A staggering story. But amazing …

Magic Hour…..

“It was the magic hour. That moment intake when ever leaf and blade of grass seemed to separate, when sunlight burnished by the rain and softened by the coming night, gave the world an impossibly beautiful glow.”-Kristin Hannah   The is something about the early dawn or twilight that is absolutely captivating. Maybe because it …

Mato Paha…..

Bear Butte South Dakota. Sacred Native American site. location of an important summit and gathering in 1857 with Red Cloud, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse on what to do with the white man. Vision Quest site for many indigenous tribes including the Lakota, Cheyenne and other Northern Plains tribes. I’m here on my own vision …