I wanted to work with Trenton Carson the day I met him. Trenton approaches the video production business the way he approaches life: with positive energy and unfakeable, unshakeable authenticity. That's the magic of TC Productions and its artisanal team of specialists. Company growth and new marketing trends made the TC Productions website ready for a refresh. Trenton is planning his website redesign the way you might renovate your house one room at a time with a solid, cohesive vision. My … [Read more...] about Fewer Words, More Impact: TC Productions
Gratitude transcends the boundaries of religion, and sitting down for a meal invites me to pause in thanksgiving. After years of using my grandmother's faithful words, "Bless this food to our bodies and our bodies to Thy service," I'm ready for a new blessing. Giving Thanks Thank You for this food, and for the health and skill* to prepare it. Thank You for blessings today, seen and unseen, noticed and unnoticed. Teach me to see like You see. Teach me to love like You love. Please teach … [Read more...] about A New Blessing
When she fell down the cafeteria stairs, textbooks and papers flying, I watched from a chair on the first floor. Would someone help her? I scribbled some notes as she got up and walked around the corner. A few minutes later, we repeated the process. My partner in this experiment for our social psychology class had a love for drama and a talent for staging realistic slip-and-falls. We were studying altruism – the contexts in which people are likely to be helpful (or not). Tip from the class: … [Read more...] about I am not the Messiah.
December's Winter Solstice marked the longest night of the year. The ending before the beginning. The darkness before the widening light. All around us, Nature shares the wisdom of emptiness, dormancy and surrender. Trees empty their branches of leaves. They channel their strength inward, and they let go. To be empty is to be open. To be empty is to be full of possibility. Waiting for birth. Harvest has finished, whether you mark this week as the birth of Jesus or the historic celebration … [Read more...] about Empty
https://vimeo.com/473247168 Our bodies love us, unconditionally. How do I know this? At this moment, the body is working to heal itself. That's how my one-minute video of gratitude, Body, begins. Every culture has its standard of (impossible) perfection, a physical measure from which we all deviate with varying levels of self-criticism or even distress. And yet, the body is a gift, at any size or any age, whether skin is smooth or wrinkled. Even a blemish is simply the body seeking … [Read more...] about Gratitude: Every body is a miracle.
I often act like what author Parker Palmer might call a "functional atheist," I wrote in my October newsletter. (My measure of love for a book is reading it again and again, and Parker Palmer's Let Your Life Speak feels new each time because I am different.) Humans have many names for God, including a nameless but benevolent force at work in the Universe. Spiritual paths such as Buddhism, with its concept of non-doing, recognize a larger-than-us Doer. For me, God is more than a force of … [Read more...] about ‘Functional Atheism’ at Work