coming full circle

There really isn’t a whole lot that makes me more deeply happy than seeing the friendships that develop at Squam and the ways in which these connections provide the support for dreams to take shape — and flight! Circle of Stitches, a yarn shop in the funky town of Salem, MA is the creation of ANA CAMPOS— someone who came to Squam a few years back and found her tribe. Not only does Ana own the shop, dye the yarn and teach knitting, she has … View Post

trying to remember

On Friday, I was still feeling a bit of post-Squam re-entry bobble-headedness so decided to indulge my inner procrastinator and share my reflections about our most recent gathering at the lake today, Monday. And, the world turns on a dime. No doubt, heading into the weekend I had some idea of the theme I was going to use as a thread through the myriad colors, conversations, classes and perspectives that add up to a Squam experience. I was so excited to share the joy and … View Post

follow your YES

Like many of you, I have always loved Joseph Cambell’s sage counsel that we ‘follow our bliss’ and yet, somehow it always seemed a bit hard for me to manifest, as the instruction felt too big, too ambiguous, too amorphous for me to ever get my teeth into it. Sort of like when someone says to me, ‘think happy thoughts’ or ‘have a nice day’. Just a bit too general. For me, to make progress in my quest to find and nurture greater joy in … View Post

happiness is best shared

There are people in this world carving out a life, day by day, following their heart and creative prompts and the results are spectacular. It is no easy path, to be sure — so much courage and faith is needed– but the dividends are huge. For me, KRISTINE VEJAR is someone who is an example of living this ideal. Her talent, focus, dedication and extraordinary hard work are pure inspiration. This MORNING on the DOCK, I am chatting with Kristine and utterly enchanted by how … View Post