Disengagement: From Surviving to Thriving

Disengagement: From Surviving to Thriving

I survived Whole 30. That is what I was planning to say after I completed 30 days of eating counter to my usual diet. To my surprise, I did more than survive. I made it all the way to thrive. For the month of January I only ate meat, vegetables, fruit, tree nuts and...
Retreats: What Are They and Why Make Them?

Retreats: What Are They and Why Make Them?

Over the years, I’ve led or been part of countless retreats: youth retreats, couples retreats, men’s retreats (never a woman’s retreat—surprise!), leadership retreats, strategic planning retreats, spiritual retreats. What I’ve learned is that there a lot of different...
How to Find Your Next Great Masterpiece

How to Find Your Next Great Masterpiece

A while back, my husband, Alan, and I spent the morning in San Juan Capistrano.  We had set aside a half day to spend time in solitude with God. We went our separate ways for a couple of hours and then rejoined each other for lunch and to share about our time. I’ve...