• Life,  Process

    here: saying goodbye with each visit

    old woman in wheelchair sitting at a table with crayons

    here is the last place i feel sad as i watch them. and listen. they come to wither and die… here. visits from family, maybe. no concept of time for many. painfully, some seem aware. the new ones, mostly. they know why they’re here. their eyes seem dimmer each time i visit. few smiles. just quiet sadness… here. like discarded cars, abandoned. rusting. degenerating. slowly returning to the earth… they wait. here. she approaches 99.…

  • Learning,  Life,  Process,  Tuesday Tip,  Writing

    Tuesday Tip: Show Up for Yourself

    coffee cup on table with words Tuesday Tip from RobinLK Studios

    Why do we struggle to show up? If you’re thinking, “Heck yes it matters!” then I ask you, “Why is it so damn hard to show up?” Why do we repeatedly ignore what we KNOW will make a difference? I’ve wondered this for much of my 50+ years— about myself, about students & colleagues, and about people I’ve met, read about, or listened to as they recounted all the reasons why they can’t do something.…

  • Learning,  Process,  Writing

    Show Up & Write: Why it Matters

    an open writing notebook with filled pages and a pen remind us to show up and practice self discovery

    Showing Up or Going Through the Motions? What happens when you show up & write? Does it matter? Is it weird? Does it make a difference? Is it time-consuming? Do others know you have nothing to say? (Tip: you have more to say than you realize.) Is it NECESSARY??? Recently, the power of showing up for yourself and personal writing, especially when it’s the last thing you want to do, was reaffirmed for me for…