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January 22, 2018

“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things will happen.” – Maria Mayer

Our personal histories, chances of biology, gender, birthplace and skin color can converge to send negative messages to possibility: “You can’t do that!” Being afraid we’re not enough is a falsehood but it’s a powerful one punctuated with a “STOP” sign! Life, all of it, is a risk. “Feel Fear, do it anyway! “Face risks, account for, name them, call them out and don’t deny them. Guaranteed: “Amazing things will happen.”

January 15, 2018

“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.” – Coretta Scott King

Do not go back to sleep! “Never-ending” means this “struggle” is for lifetimes. The good news? You, me, we, all get an opportunity to ACT. Take nothing for granted, MLK and CSK gave their hearts, minds and lives for your freedom. Be one with them and “earn it.” Your example is a “win” for “freedom” for every generation that follows you.

January 8, 2018

“Do not look away when the Inner Light dims and the Outer World blurs.” – Rise Up Movement!

We’re all susceptible to confusion and self-doubt. At such times “Inner Light dims,” but never abandons us; never gives up its grace and beneficial illumination. “Outer World blurs” when selfish power brokers cause fear of outcomes; wariness of future. Antidote? Deepen Inner Light; stay mindful of your own possibility-glow and take action! Ignite energy of your Inner Light to “tell truth to power” and help guide our shared future!

November 30th, 2016

Stay Awake!


At Rise Up! We created Ten Principles for Being Human: How to Turn Every Experience into Opportunity, eight years ago. Together the principles form a sustainable process to make good on our promise that; Read More…

December 30th, 2015

Connect to be Fully Human and Turn Every Experience into Opportunity

If you’ve been following this year’s Newsletters you know the Rise Up! purpose, month to month, is to answer our lifetime’s most challenging question: “How do we survive and thrive, be reliable and compassionate human beings every day no matter the hour, the barrier to entry, the high hurdle or the bottom-of-the-pit we face? How do we find our True Self, deep, real and authentic and remain positive, courageous and even ambitious, ALIVE in possibility, no matter the experience?” Read More…

November 18th, 2015

Be Grateful

Naming and celebrating ONE thing: sunset, sunrise, fresh water, two hawk brothers circling my house this very minute. OR, a “thanks” for something we take for granted: clean sheets, laughter, trees, late Fall persimmons; rain in the desert, fine wine; OR, ‘finally no desire to drink!’ Read More…