“I, too, am a painter.” — Antonio da Correggio (photo by Author)


“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” — Audre Lorde

Navigating Emotions by Candlelight

Several months ago, I was hosting a Contagious Vulnerability room on Clubhouse. We were having a rich conversation about navigating big emotions. Lydia, a frequent participant who I’ve come to love and appreciate for her wisdom, shared a beautiful practice she uses with her young daughter when something troubles her…


“My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea.
And the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow —
(Photo Credit: Doran Beach, by Author)


This is me.
True contagious vulnerability.
No filters, no makeup.
Drenched with rainwater.
Floating in a sailboat on the sea.
My #happyplace.
The calm in the storm.


Your Trusted Guide for Navigating Vulnerability, Finding Your Voice, Deepening Your Relationships, and Birthing Your Authentic Self

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy — the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
Brene Brown


A Mindfulness Practice for Mental Wellness

“The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another.” — Jack Kornfield


Following the Wisdom of the Heart for a Life Well-Loved

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

A Life Well-Loved

A little over 2 years ago, I found myself at Wisdom 2.0, a mindfulness conference in San Francisco, listening to Frank Ostaseski, founder of the Zen Hospice Project. In his decades of service, he’s sat at the bedsides and borne compassionate witness to the deaths of countless individuals facing their…


The Secrets to a Life Well Loved

My Uncle-Not-Uncle Sir Francis Thurlow Cuming-Bruce on his 100th Birthday
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl (Photo by Author)


“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” — Albert Camus


“These things will be hard, but you can do hard things.” — Glennon Doyle

Contagious Vulnerability

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