Coffee Is A Human Right

I met someone last night who works at a coffee shop in an area heavily populated by those who are homeless, suffering with mental illness, drug addiction and other issues. The coffee shop essentially acts as a service to the people in the area, and the person I met said she thinks everyone, no matter … Continue reading Coffee Is A Human Right

Finding The Sense of Mission in Your Life

Many years ago I remember asking my father if there was ever a point in his life where he discovered his mission in life- his purpose for what he was here on planet earth to do. I’ve often been told I am an idealist with grand impossible goals for what I want to do and … Continue reading Finding The Sense of Mission in Your Life

Opportunities for connection are all around

I’ve been contemplating recently about how every day there are so many opportunities to show others love, compassion and encouragement and I wonder how many of those opportunities we miss because we’re more focused on what we’re doing than what others around us may need. I was on the bus yesterday on the way to … Continue reading Opportunities for connection are all around

Love will be our fuel through all storms

I’ve always known it to be there, somewhere rolling around my skull but not originating there. Like feeling a wind blowing in one moment from the south, then the north, then the west, then the east; until realizing the wind came not from any particular point but was swirling all around as in a chaotic … Continue reading Love will be our fuel through all storms

The Miracle of Being Alive: Living from the Gift

I am often struck by the marvel of what it is to be alive. Life is a gift which I received. I did nothing to earn it, yet here I am, experiencing what it is to be alive. This life has incredible difficulties, pain and tragedies we traverse upon. Yet when challenges may attempt to … Continue reading The Miracle of Being Alive: Living from the Gift

How having an eye-disease helped me see and do more than I ever thought I would

I was diagnosed with keratoconus, an eye-disease that causes a misshaping of the cornea within the eye, in 2003 when I attempted to get my driver's license. Being home-educated, I was never really in a “chalkboard” kind of environment and didn't realize there was something off about the way my eyes worked. I went to … Continue reading How having an eye-disease helped me see and do more than I ever thought I would