Derrick Gordon comes out of the closet.This morning I scrolled through Twitter to find the news my wife had just shared with me, that University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon had come out. Gordon is the first NCAA Division I basketball player to come out of the closet as gay, so it’s big news in my world.

As I watched his interview with Kate Fagan on ESPN.com wherein he shares various parts of his coming out story, including how he came out to his teammates, I thought, “This is so great for our community!”

I returned to Twitter to be reminded that this isn’t the sentiment everywhere. Read on →

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Sometimes I get all contemplative and start asking myself what it all means, this crazy, unknown thing called life. And then I remember just how simple it is, if I allow it to be.

"Where does it all lead?  What will become of us? It leads to each other. We become ourselves." Patti Smith

Everything leads us to each other. Look around. Notice the people surrounding you. You chose this space you’re in, and your choices that led you to this space have also led to you all the people in that space. Read on →

Don’t Take Their Shit With You

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Sometimes people don’t know how to let go of their baggage without throwing it directly at you. It’s in those moments you have a choice to take their shit with you or leave it right where they threw it.  Read on →

3 Habits To Cultivate A Life Of Abundance

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There are three habits that help us cultivate a life full of abundance.

  1. Create awareness
  2. Engage in mindfulness
  3. Take inspired action

Books, blogs, and self-help summits + seminars help us with the first two.  Read on →

People Pleasing Pompousness – Stop That!

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There’s something very addictive about people pleasing. It’s a thought pattern and a habit that feels really, really good until it becomes desperate.

~ Anne Hathaway

Fitting in is a terrible way to live life. Stop that. Read on →

Come What May, When It May

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I have a post, an idea, a workshop that just aren’t coming together the way I’d like them to. The words are all wrong. The ideas are all aloof. The message is all discombobulated.

And yet, everything is as it should be.

This is a reminder to slow down and give time and space to whatever is on its way.

A reminder for you, and for me:

Stop trying so damn hard and just let it …

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