Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Moment and the Movement

If you actually sit with your moments, you will then be able to find your way to participate with the music that you are there to make or experience the music that is there to move you.

However, if you just focus on all the movement and never engage the moment, it’s likely that you’re going to get lost, frustrated, and tired from the noise of it all.

Just because there’s moving pieces doesn’t mean you always have to be one of them.

Reading By The Fire

I’m always in about 10 different books at a time. So I thought to share some the latest ones that have been interesting and fun!

Here’s a few that you may enjoy unwinding 2015 with….

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace – John O’donohue

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I read from this book in my last podcast and have journeyed further into O’donohue’s words since then. If you’re looking for deeper and calmer presence in your days a way to increase your awareness to the depths of beauty that surrounds you, this is something you should read. But please, read it slow…sip it and then live it. If you haven’t checked out LTMP Podcast, we would love to have you join us and check out the last episode by clicking here.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow


I’m late to the ball on this one. Nevertheless, I learned about the Broadway Musical, Hamilton, on 60 Minutes a couple of weeks ago. Today I started to listen to the soundtrack for the musical that is unlike anything I’ve experienced in a long time. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genius shines so bright here…Story and music, I’m all in.

Franklin BBQ: A Meat Smoking Manifesto – Aaron Franklin & Jordan Mackay


You’re now getting a glimpse into the randomness of my library. But let me say, if you’re an artist or a foodie, you’ll love this. And if you’re neither artist or foodie or from Texas, at least you’ll have a new appreciation for the religion that is Texas BBQ.

Dark Matter and Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe – Lisa Randall


This book kept crossing my path in all kinds of ways. First, I listened to Lisa’s interview at On Being with Krista Tippett. Next, I received Maria Popova’s weekly newsletter from Brain Pickings and noticed she posted a review in this week’s in The New York Times. Congrats Maria! As always, thank you Krista! And Lisa, I’m thankful for wonderers like you!

Ok friends! I hope you get to sit still by the fire with one of these before 2016 arrives. Really, do you need anything more than history, beauty, dark matter, and barbecue?

PS – Don’t forget to check out my Project November, December: Gratitude to Joy on Instagram.



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The Paths to Lighter and Brighter.

The path that gets us to becoming lighter is the one that is more and more about less and less.

The path that gets us to becoming brighter is the one that embraces mystery.

As you approach another New Year’s Day (just 39 days from now), may you ponder ways to lighten your load and walk with wide-eyed wonder.

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The Giver’s Heart

It gives because it gets to.

It gives because it has to.

It expects no return.

It doesn’t think in terms of ping pong.

It just finds joy in being the giving/enlightening/awakening ping.

This will free you if you will let it.


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