I understand the phrase “lost in thought,” but it’s more accurate to say I am “FOUND in thought.” Some of the most deeply satisfying, connected, creatively productive moments of my life are when I’m thinking, musing, observing, appreciating and writing. How about you?
I am driving from Houston to California for the third time and vow NOT to go through El Paso or take Route 10, ever again. When I get to a cross-road, I just took whatever road heads WEST. That choice sets up one of my favorite experiences of the entire trip. Many people think of Texas as dry and barren,… Read more →
Here at the point in Balboa Park near San Diego, CA. I’m smiling because I’ve decided that, as we near October 1st – the “official” end of my Year by the Water – I’m nowhere near ready for this to end. As my friend Joan Fallon said, “Looks like this is transitioning into LIFE by the Water.” She’s right. At this… Read more →
The theme of this past week on my Year by the Water? Connection. Actually, that’s the ever-present theme of my life. It’s what makes it all worthwhile, what makes it feel … right. I’ve been listening to Twyla Tharp’s New York Times bestseller The Creative Habit on Audible as I drive cross-country. I heartily recommend this inspiring book. If you’re taking a… Read more →
Do you know one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned as a result of my Year by the Water and from 20 years of researching, writing and speaking about attention, concentration and focus? The quality of our life is directly proportionate to our quality of attention. Yet, as explained in Got Your Attention? … goldfish have longer attention spans than we do…. Read more →