Life As An Art Form

Quips & Commentaries in Prose and Poetry

Intentionality As A Tool for Authentic Living


With a solid week of 2018 in the books, how are we doing? Are we still all guns blazing with intention? What about our creative and spiritual gifts? Are we adamantly designing the lives we claim to want, or is it a very real temptation Continue reading

Won and Done?


Photo by Alexander Lam @alxznder

Part of the answer to the question, How Free Exactly Do You Want to Be? lies in how vulnerable and authentic we are willing to be when and if we show up. We must know that all of our life experiences can be useful and instructive, much in the same way the words of our ancestors are for us now. What we write and share has the potential to be the very salt for someone else’s stew of life. Regardless of how hard we think we’ve fought, we can hardly be done.

Just one day after the 2016 United States Presidential Election, I was more than Continue reading

The longer I live, the more I appreciate: A new sunrise; A rare moon; Blankets of fallen leaves bedazzled in red, gold, purple, yellow, and other nameless colors; Laughter; Prolonged sleep on a rainy Saturday morning in Fall; and, Clarity in the creative process. Right now, these simple and free gifts are giving me

What If I Fail?


Why is this the question we ask when we are tasked with doing the life-changing, groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting work we are called to do? Is it because we know that this work has such power that it can be radically transformative? Is it that we doubt in our ability to do it?

Why don’t we ask instead, Continue reading

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