Wild Blueberries

Near the end of a recent 8-ish mile hike in the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri I was faced with an unexpected turn in the path. A break in the hot summer weather had brought a few welcomed days of cooler temperatures and lower humidity, perfect for a day at my favorite state park. I […]

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Tear Down This House!

I am in the thick of some pretty big life changes which include some major aspects of who I am, or who I claim to be. I am introducing myself by a different name and being seen as skilled at doing work that I have never before done professionally. It is fascinating to observe how […]

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Simple spread, complex insights

One of the most challenging and (for me) the most exciting parts of event planning is the conversation the Expanding Inward team has when we try to answer the question, “What is this event about, anyway?” We’ve picked the theme, we’ve invited the group, people have registered and decided they want to come — and […]

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What’s In Our Hearts

I went toward the rising column of thick yellow-gray smoke. I am like that. Some might see me as a nosy neighbor, but those who know me well know that I am a rescue responder at heart. I didn’t want to get in the way of the fire trucks, rescue vehicles and police cars, but […]

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