This blog is devoted to nurturing

and sustaining our sense of well-being (comfortable, healthy, happy) and appreciating its life-affirming benefits.  Weekly posts will focus in three areas: BE-KNOW-DO 


When it comes to a sense of well-being, we often know what to do, but have difficulty following through (for various reasons).  As a result, our KNOW-DO gaps (what we know is good or works, compared to what we do about what we know) is often great. Since what we do with what we know often depends on and/or is enhanced by our state of being, it makes sense to tend to and nurture this aspect as well. Thus, I offer the BE-KNOW-DO blog as a way to encourage well-being through a simple practice.  

June 28, 2018


I always found great comfort every time Angeles Arrien would tell us “The ancestors are waiting for assignments,” especially after my mother passed away in 2003. I’ve tested that notion many times and have never been disappointed.  Some of my assignments are simple,...

May 20, 2018


Although my first associations with being nurtured come from loving family members including my mother and aunties, good self-care has been my “being nurtured” go to as an adult.  Holding space for myself and what I really need is the way I am able to be whole and cl...

April 7, 2018


My most memorable and rewarding experiences at work involved meetings with colleagues where trust, authentic engagement, clear vision, confidence and commitment allowed for open dialogue and the interaction of ideas to create incredible, ground breaking results.  Thi...

February 21, 2018


When I was young I used to have dreams that I was standing at the edge of a cliff, overlooking the countryside far below.  Feeling the urgency to jump, I believed my secret wings would magically appear to take me to wherever I wanted to go.  Yet, I never took that ri...

January 18, 2018


Over the years I’ve come to recognize the presence of my inner guidance as what I experience as “a flash of insight.”  The feeling is subtle, yet powerful; quiet but with focused intention, inviting me to stop and pay close attention to what is present in the moment....

December 18, 2017


Being at home is a place and space I’ve always loved and longed for.  I often prefer being at my own home over going out, so I associate my home with peace, safety and ease. Yet, I have also longed to experience a sense home beyond the physical space where I live alo...

November 20, 2017


I remember the day, after being challenged for many years by the relentless whisper of my inner critic (“You’re not good enough!”) . . . and the part of me in collusion with my inner saboteur, who tried without success to keep me from my commitment to self-discovery,...

October 16, 2017


Exploring the “truths and lies” of my childhood experience has recently challenged me to move and grow beyond the boundaries imposed by my assumptions and limiting beliefs.  Knowing there is a negativity bias in the way we humans process experience, I can acknowledge...

September 19, 2017


I discovered the quote in KNOW almost 40 years ago when I was a young adult struggling to find my way on so many levels.  I remember being so moved by these words, that I placed a copy in the top drawer of my desk at work, making Rilke’s invitation easy to access. Th...

August 13, 2017


Trusting the “right timing” of things is the way I’ve been able to practice being patient in almost any circumstance.  Letting go as the sister strategy, is also much easier when I trust in life’s unfolding process.  From a simple change in plans to disappointments a...

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