Slow Moments

Life has gotten fast. Despite my Power of Slow intentions, I have recently found myself jumping from one meeting to the next. As I build my business in the new year, it has been an inevitable pile of things-to-do. But I am committed to living […]

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The courage to be real

In our Instagram world, it is not always easy to portray life as it really is. We get pulled into a virtual universe of looking good. Posting pretty. Forgetting the edges and corners of reality. The draw to place things in the best light possible […]

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Closure

The year is ending. A new page will turn tomorrow. A new number to remember when we date letters, checks or memories. We ascribe meaning to the flip of the calendar. It gives us a sense of renewal, of hope to do things differently. To […]

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The Blessings of Forgiveness

The holidays are the best time of year to look at our issues, observe our triggers and take inventory of all that took place over the months leading to its closure. 2018 was a year of enormous impact. I don’t know about you, but for […]

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Striking power

Maybe it is the grey dark skies that have caused a deeper awareness within. Or maybe it is my age that has brought me here. Whatever the origin, I have experienced an odd awakening of late that has left me breathless. It is as if […]

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This is just the beginning

The night air stuck to my skin as I wandered the music festival grounds. Klaus and I had just met face to face for the first time after a brief Facebook exchange earlier that spring. I had recently come to Freiburg, shattered from an old […]

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No need to panic — just yet

Street fights. Christmas market attacks. Protests against mass immigration. The rise of populism and the puppetry of power. If we are to believe the media, the world is careening toward disaster. Over and over again. But there is one media member who is optimistic: Josef […]

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Thank You

The mosquitoes buzzed fiercely in the Italian mid-summer air. The stage lights ran hot against my face as I watched the animator fiddle with the laptop. The music began with the classic keyboard melody and the first words slid across the screen. “How ’bout getting […]

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For the love of Trump

I get my best ideas when vacuuming. I am not sure whether it is the repetitive cleansing motion, the sound of circulated air or a combination of the two, but somehow it jiggles my brain into thinking the most astounding thoughts. As I was maneuvering […]

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The fanfare of unfairness

Life is unfair. And we are faced every day with a choice to act fairly anyway. To be kind. To rise when others go low. It isn’t easy to choose kindness over ugliness when we are triggered by past events that live in our hearts […]

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