The Gift of a Dying Mother: Reflections on Taking Your Turn

Twenty-seven years ago, as my mother lay dying in her bed, she looked up at me, drew a deep breath and exhaled these words: “I never got my turn.” What did she mean? Now, as I’ve lived more of my life, I wonder if “taking her turn” was something more essential, something deeper than any circumstantial redirections.

Creative Bravery: Four Antidotes to the Fear of Self-Expression

Creativity at its essence sees things differently, asks Why, wants more than this, looks for alternatives, wants change. So Creativity is a threat to the status quo, to the way things have always been. And to follow your creative calling, you’ll have to step out of line.