The Art of Subtraction
Here’s what I’m taking into this week. Less is more. Often I see people add. At work, unending steps and processes are added to combat problem areas. In writing, we add words, characters, even whole plot lines that only serve temporary purposes and don’t move the story forward. Something well placed can add a lot,…
What Does It Cost You?
I don’t know that Aristotle actually said this but this is the energy I’m taking into the week. I’ve been working on my self-discipline for a couple of years now. At one point, right around when I turned 30, I realized I never really got anything done because I wasn’t disciplined enough to stick with…
Every action we take ripples outward from ourselves, affecting other areas of our lives. In this sense the idea of karma, or energy attracting like energy, continues to play out in a more physical way. How do we begin truly recognizing the impact of our actions? It’s easy to say but practicing momentary mindfulness around…
Your “Hi” is imperceptibly soft A memory leaking from your innermost corners A petal, already wilting As if you know what’s coming As if you truly believe I won’t forever wander blindly into your arms Guided only by the string that pulls me Always directly with little lax A tightrope for my heart to run…
I’m wandering in circles, like I have somewhere to be, but no one is waiting for me. I’m just lost in this room, bouncing from window to window. Photo from the Pexels photo library
Whale Song Dream
At night, while the washing machine spins our soiled clothes, it moans like a haunted whale song. Notes echo through the dark rooms, tempting us to a depth we’ve never met before. Slipping away beneath the waves of sleep, the songs carry us until we’re resting on the backs of giants hidden at the bottom…
Appealing / Broken
RDP: AppealingFOWC: Broken What makes a break appealing? The roughed edges and crumbling pieces? The promise of what could be? A gold plated realigning Designed and designated A relic, broken, now beautiful Useless, now worthy A crack in society Sealed to history
Sangfroid, Instead and Vampires
RDP: SangfroidFOWC: Instead Offering a sort of sangfroid, the music was unlike anything the crowd had ever heard. Notes weaving from the stage slid their ways into the patrons brains. They swayed. They bounced. They flailed. They … except Marlon. A singular bastion of disgust in a sea of enthralled fish. Marlon watched the band…
What is Coaching?
I’ve been writing about coaching lately but I haven’t really explained what coaching is. I’ve found that people have very different definitions of coaching. In my case coaching is the process of guiding someone to the answers they have within themselves and helping them to raise their awareness around their own energy. For example, you…