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February 19, 2018

“Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman but no angel.” – Doris Lessing

“Human” is core of our True Self and always “with faults!” Trust human friends who account for “fault,” and say from their hearts, “like you I screw up; like you I forgive, forget, live to be a better, still flawed, human. Trust me I’ll make mistakes again!” Love whatever man or woman you may, but don’t expect an “angel;” it’s too high a standard for you and I to live up to; and not nearly as much fun!

February 12, 2018

“Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.” – Margaret Atwood

Freedom, personally, professionally, in order to be a caring, loving, human and a responsible citizen, demands we learn, question authority and know and evaluate facts. Be curious! Stay awake, heart open. Refuse “stupidity.” “Evil” rises on laziness; choose alert and active. We all contribute to the “result.”

February 5, 2018

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lord

Dare! “Use your strength in service of your vision!” Dare! Dreams disappear in lost visions and cheat us of possibility. Lost dreams limit our faith and cripple our full expression. Dare! Fear is “less and less important,” drops away, in momentum of our “dare to be powerful.”

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…