Your Turn Challenge // Day 4 — living differently

04 Your Turn Challenge my promptThe questions we ask change the thing we make. -Seth Godin

Evolve. Emerge. Make. Less. Unfamiliar. These are guide words for me right now. Cuing questions like:

  • Is this an evolution or a reverting?
  • Is this growth {reaching}?
  • Is this original {my personal best}?
  • Is this original or an altered version of what I have already done?
  • Am I creating {making} — or avoiding {settling}?
  • Does this honor {less} or is it simply more of the same, disguised?
  • Is this familiar? If so, let is go; make an new and independent decision.
  • Is this current, a result of Now — or more of the same ‘ol, same ‘ol?

Proximity is not access or license. Familiarity is no longer reason-enough.


Proximity is not access or license. Wisdom dictates not to expect a different outcome; it is the lesson of Aesop’s fable about the frog and the scorpion.

To live differently I will pause to allow harsh realities to be opportunities instead of threats; I will resist allowing familiarity to become the breeding ground for assumption and reaction.

I will decide action with wisdom and intention — instead of a reaction to the decision or action of another person.

Offense is proof of assumption; it is verification of an assumption of duty.

Your Turn Challenge is a 7-day blogging challenge inspired by the Your Turn book by Seth Godin. The goal of the Your Turn Challenge is to practice shipping with a like-minded community that wants to push themselves to grow and support each other along the way. Read the story and check out the video at // archive


for change & for beauty in everything

RBP logo BW 600x600When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. -Rumi

The energy of releasing — of being in the flow of considering everything as temporal — has been invigorating. I begin each day reviewing my lists; lines detailing tasks and to-be’s as part of my plan for living-differently and exploring the meaning of my three words.

she cycles like the moonher life was her wish // each breath a prayer // her ask … nothing but the moon; she would pursue everything in cycles // her gratitude … for beauty in everything ★ Continue reading

Creative Systems {and my three words for 2015}

dice peregrineblueI am enough. Today.

What is mine cannot be taken, lost or otherwise missed. What is mine is not by chance.
{It} is mine to decide, to live … to view as a game: marked spaces, taking turns, rolling dice, choosing cards and advancing onward.

Creative systems allow what works to remain: what is “fun” and can be accomplished with ease — what makes us smile.

Creative systems in real-time are moveable boundaries.

Because therein lies the liberty to do what we must until we can do what we choose.
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New Year’s Eve {toast}

new year toastAs today is the last day of 2014, and tomorrow the first of 2015, I declare my-self in no need of “resolutions” or “betterment” according to societal standards.

I am enough. Today.

I shall celebrate my-self as I am today. I shall honor the numerous in-progress intentions for my {living} and the process of time and abiding …

I shall be un-reasonable. I will not accept reasons as limits. I shall not be a victim of false judgments, unforeseen circumstances, medical or financial terminologies.

52 52 cardI am in-progress. I have wishes and goals. I am becoming.

I am enough. Enough, and in need of no-more, no excessive searching and change. Continue reading

foundations for {less} #1

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Strengths | Weaknesses | Opportunities | Threats

An assessment of your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats is an essential planning tool. Which is why it is the first worksheet in the Right Brain Planner™ 2015 Planning Kit.

Recognizing {naming} what you have to begin {the baby steps of} living more of what you dream of — more of what you love and makes you smileis the foundation upon which you build.
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