“The opposite of consumption isn’t thrift — it’s generosity.” ~ Raj Patel, The Value of Nothing

I am struggling to write this post. …


“That I feed the beggar — that I forgive an insult — that I love my enemy in the name of Christ — all these are undoubtedly great virtues…But what if I should discover that the least amongst them all — the poorest of all beggars — the most impudent…


“Knowledge is rumor until it’s in the muscle.”

-Papua New Guinean Proverb

Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging one’s living environment in order to support one’s overall health, well-being, and thriving. Our living environments affect our overall sense of security and well-being on both conscious and unconscious…


“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” -Albert Einstein

I love many things, activities, people, places, projects. My immense enthusiasm is one of my greatest strengths and it is also the source of my greatest struggles. My father used to remind me that I…


A couple of years ago, a friend invited me to join her Tough Mudder team from her work, and I therefore found myself some months later slogging through mud and climbing up and over wooden and barbed wire structures on a cold and windy day with my friend and a…


Over the past several years, I have returned again and again to the uniting idea that the manner in which I care for my body is the manner in which I care for the earth. (It initially came to me during my writing process of The Girl Who Listened with…


Every so often, a phrase bubbles up from the depths of my unconscious and bounces around in my brain for a time while I consider it from various angles and think through what it means. The phrase that showed up most recently for me was this:

Slow Courage.

I like…


“I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment.”

Malcolm X

The new love of my life is…

(you guessed it, ladies and gentlemen!)…

BOXING!!!

As an earnestly kind, tolerant, and consensus-oriented young woman, I have consistently received feedback that it’s important for me to take my space, speak up, and stand up for myself. Just over a…


For as long as I can remember, I have been a seeker. As a young child with an active imagination, a curious mind, and a deep-seated longing for the world to be a fairer place than it seemed to be, I found myself increasingly questing after some sense of actualization…


I love to think, and for much of my life, I identified mostly with my brain and my intellectual capacities. I endeavored to be thoughtful, practical, rational, and prudent, and this was how I knew myself and understood myself. I was certainly creative, but I never wanted this to interfere…

Lucy Claire Curran

I’m a life and wellness coach for activists and non-profit professionals. I help my clients take care of themselves so they can be of service sustainably.

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