Category Archives: Doing My Own Business

Pragmatism

One night recently I woke up–suddenly, anxious about the future and my honest abilities to actually do this work. I took a breath, noticed the tension in my body, and focused my attention on some truths. The truth is, I … Continue reading

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A Dark Anniversary with Light

One year ago today, my boss gave me a punishing letter outlining all the concerns he had about me, all the ways I was not meeting his expectations. That moment, of taking it in, was one of the darkest of … Continue reading

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Dreaming and Wondering

In my dream, Steve and I were starting a retreat together, and the organizer told me that I would be cooking the meals. All the meals. I didn’t know anything about the menus, food stock, number of people attending the … Continue reading

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Doubt

Starting my own business is something I have never done before. It is one thing to go to work and have the frame of an ongoing business, and a job carved out and defined for me. But this is creating … Continue reading

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Power of Presence

If the sum total of our spirituality is larger than our minds can encompass, then we can better appreciate particular qualities through their personification as certain spiritual figures. The figure of Sophia carries, within certain Christian traditions, that aspect of … Continue reading

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From Jerry Braza

That which we nurture in ourselves is that which we become. from The Seeds of Love: Growing Mindful Relationships

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Honesty

Some mornings– WAIT– Honestly Many mornings– I wake up Scared about how I will make my business work. I am coming to see This is good. Because This is honest. This is core for many of us. Maybe most of … Continue reading

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