Fragmentation/Integration

Every once a while interests and passion, work and personal life converge and it is time to give thanks! Sometimes it is hard to remember that life is one, it is whole and integrated. Because our brains compartmentalize things into sections and parts – work and home, professional and personal, for example, and then in…

Project/Practice, Both/And

As I try to move my work forward with many competing interests (equity and diversity, sustainable and regenerative design, design thinking, creativity, systems change, writing, drawing, speaking, art making, parenting, home care and gardening, to name a few)  within limited or finite time (twenty four hours in a day, seven days in a week), I…

Learning through Teaching

Finished teaching a three session class “Learning from Leonardo” last week.  Leonardo da Vinci and his work is a vast topic and scholars have dedicated lifetimes to the study of his work. Yet, I’m interested in a unique aspect of Leonardo: What does he have to teach us as modern day creatives (or would be…

Learning from Leonardo

I’m teaching a three-session LearningLife course that is focused on Leonardo da Vinci’s mindset and practice as a means to exercise (and expand!) multiple intelligences through daily practice. In addition to mind-stretching assignments, the course introduces visual journaling as a tool to capture one’s creative learning journey. We are all familiar with Leonardo da Vinci…

Picasso & Process

Reading a museum catalog for a Picasso exhibit “Picasso from the Musee Picasso, Paris’ shown in 1980 at Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, the city where I live.  I missed the exhibit by a full 16 years but glad I can enjoy the catalog and someday the originals in museums around the world. In an…

A High Performance Life

‘What is my work in this lifetime about? What must I do with my life?’ These are questions I ask myself every once a while and watch the answers evolve. In a guided meditation a few years ago, I saw  a vision. It involved a path through a beautiful meadow that entered into a cave.…