Simplicity, Goodness, Truth

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

(Leo Tolstoy)


State of Mind:

  • Preparing for the stark beauty of winter in Pennsylvania
  • Reveling in the generosity, gratitude, and warmth from being around the people I love this time of year
  • Reflecting how the sharp December air is directly proportional to the sharpness of my brain if I walk once a day outside, no matter how cold it gets

Spiral Process

Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.


(Julia Cameron, 19th century photographer)


Note to Self:

Just because you double back doesn't mean you are starting over. Just because you reassess doesn't mean you were wrong the first time. Just because you regroup doesn't mean you failed.

Standing up strong from your roots is how you stand up at all. Holding in one hand what you have learned and in the other the bud of your future -- and pausing to hold yourself in this moment -- that's how you keep growing.