This blog was inspired by one of my favorite poems from contemporary poet, Mary Oliver:

Instructions for living a life:

Pay attention.

Be astonished.

Tell about it.

 (Mary Oliver, Red Bird)

There’s much cynicism, division, and mean-spirited dialogue surrounding us in life. My hope is to do my small part to help us pay attention to the small wonders in life. By doing so, we can awaken to the interconnectedness of life – to one another, to nature, to ourselves, to the source of Love and Goodness.

“Wonder” has dual meanings. In addition to something that amazes or astonishes, it refers to a feeling of doubt or curiosity. That’s such an interesting paradox, isn’t it? So often as we pay more attention to our souls,  questions arise. This blog will be a place for questions, doubts, and curiosity, in addition to amazement and astonishment.

For the past 17 (plus) years, I have worked with and journeyed with people who are actively exploring the spiritual life in a grassroots and authentic way.  Well for the Journey (“The Well”) is a nonprofit center located in the Baltimore area that offers spiritual wellness through innovative programs and resources. My observations, questions, and wonderings will often arise out of what’s happening in the life of The Well.

I’m glad you’re here. May we awaken to the daily wonders of life together!




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