Lessons: From Closing to Opening

This poem, The Lesson by Mark Nepo, was shared in the Art of Hosting community today by Jerry Nagel: When young, it was the first fall from love. It broke me open the way lightning splits a tree. Then, years later, cancer broke me further. This time, it broke me wider the way a flood […]

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Down, I am Slowing

We met in the hallway with the typical “Long time no see… how’s life… good… busy.” Turning to continue on our separate ways. But then I looked back and said, “How is life for you, really?” This opened a different door in our conversation, one about kids growing up so fast and life moving so […]

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Brene Brown on Connection

I just watched Brene Brown’s TEDx Houston’s talk about vulnerability and connection. Resonated big time with Art of Hosting for me. Here are a few notes and thoughts sparked as I listened to her talk: Connection… hosting conversations that matter is about connection, seeing people (reminds me of the South African greeting Sawa Bono/Sikhona). Excruciating […]

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