Living Down to Expectations

Living Down to Expectations

I was in a discussion recently about how to craft the invitation to an upcoming conference. Up to now, much of the vision for the event has centered on the need for a systemic approach – for helping the complex web of stakeholders to see themselves as a single...
What Rituals for Modern Times?

What Rituals for Modern Times?

[This is Part 1 of a two-part set of articles about ritual and reverence. Part 2 is called A Rite of Passage.] It was a year ago, during a week-long island retreat, that I strongly felt the connection between ritual and reverence and the vital need for both in every...
A Rite of Passage

A Rite of Passage

[This is Part 2 of a two-part series about ritual and reverence. Part 1 is called What Rituals for Modern Times?] I gently touched my daughter’s arm. It was 4:30 in the morning. “I need you to wake up,” I said quietly. “I’d like to invite you on an adventure.”  “Does...