TALKtoTREE

less noise, more presence

April 1, 2020

I talk a lot about presence.                 

If you've read my recent blogs, it may seem as if I've got this presence and surrender thing nailed.            

Yay me! I can cross that bit off...

March 1, 2020

I used to be like a scrappy little dog when it came to making things happen. 

Surrender my goals?  

Ha!  Just TRY taking that juicy steak away from me. 

I'm a DOER, love.

ACTION is a big part of my identity.

When an exciting idea presents itself, my br...

February 2, 2020

Years ago, when I was training to become a coach, I took mind-body classes to learn how to drop into the silence that lies beneath the incessant chatter of the mind.   

This is as about as easy as getting a 3 year-old to leave the bouncy-ball pit and lay...

January 1, 2020

It's the end of December as I write this.     

   

I'm sitting in quiet contemplation, getting ready to welcome in the New Year with wide, open arms.  

       

Instead of resolutions, I've made one, solid commitment. 

I...

December 1, 2019

Unlike most people, I wasn’t raised with stories of Santa Claus and flying reindeer.  

  

My family didn’t get a television until I was in grade eight or nine, and even then, I didn’t see the Christmas classics until I was much older.  

  

In my young,...

November 1, 2019

I’ve been observing some disturbing things happening lately in the name of Feminism.     

  

It seems that the clean truth of the Me Too Movement has been hijacked by a dirty agenda.  

For some, it’s no longer about removing the oppressor’s boot from t...

October 1, 2019

There’s a song by the Black Keys that goes

something like this: 

  

"Oh, my next girl . . . won’t be anything like my ex-girl . . ."

  

And I'm here to say, 

“Don’t be so sure.”

  

Because I’ve been on this Ferris Wheel a couple (dozen) times myself.

And I can te...

September 1, 2019

I just got back into town after Officiating the wedding of my Nephew and his beautiful bride.

And I'll be honest. 


I still have goosebumps.

And not just because I was able to share in such a life-altering moment.

(I love these humans like a second-hand Mama)

But also b...

August 1, 2019

It's already been a busy summer full of parties, funerals, and reunions.

People are moving from their homes, retiring from significant jobs, starting a new position, getting married, or getting divorced.

Almost everyone I know is facing some kind of personal challenge...

July 2, 2019

This is the last entry in my blog series, Brain vs Heart.   

I started this series because so many of us are caught in a Mind/Body—Yin/Yang dynamic.  

Our Social Selves pull us in one direction while our

Essential Selves pull us in another.  

As a Life...

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