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Leading With Gratitude Live!

Today, I had the pleasure of joining Chester Elton, The Apostle of Appreciation, on his Leading With Gratitude Live! show. We discussed The My 52 Weeks of Worship Project – and the connection between leadership, sacred spaces, learning, sunrises, resilience, and gratitude.

#CelebrateEverySunrise

On March 15, 2020, I decided to #CelebrateEverySunrise.

I decided to take a picture of the sunrise every day. Sometime between 6 and 8AM, I walked to the window, looked at the water, took a picture and observed a silent moment of gratitude.” Continue reading

2020 Vision: Looking Back on A Decade of Navigating Sacred Spaces

On the first Sunday of 2010, a 52 Week journey began that transformed a life. It began with a grief journey, after the death of a beloved father, a cherished grandmother, and the end of a significant relationship.  It began with a desire for healing facilitated by a personal commitment to visit a different place … Continue reading

Stanford Club of Chicago Author Salon

Looking forward to sharing the My 52 Weeks of Worship Story with the Stanford Club of Chicago this weekend.

My 52 Weeks of Worship at Stanford Memorial Church

To view my sermon at Memorial Church, entitled “With All My Heart” click here.  (If you prefer audio, you can listen to via itunes at Stanford University Public Worship) When this project began in 2010, I started it for three main reasons: Healing, Connection, and Remembrance. As I walk through the 10th year of the … Continue reading

Navigating Sacred Spaces- My52WOW- Brooklyn

I finally completed my 52nd worship experience in Brooklyn. My52WOW-BK was the second full iteration of My 52 Weeks of Worship — the first was a global, spiritual, interfaith journey, now documented in my book, and shared through My TEDx talk, Navigating Sacred Spaces. The “My 52 Weeks of Worship Project” started when I made a commitment to visit a different … Continue reading

My52WOW-BK and My TEDx talk

My52WOW-Brooklyn has been different than My First 52 Weeks and different than every year in between. I put no geographic restrictions on the first 52 Weeks. At the time I was living in Chicago and grieving deeply at the loss of my father, my grandmother, and the end of a serious relationship. As a result, … Continue reading

Looking Beyond: My52WOW at TEDx Lincoln Square on 3/27

I am now over halfway through My52WOW- BK. This past weekend was week 32! I have really enjoyed every single experience I have had at the places of worship I have visited in Brooklyn. It has been different than the first My52WOW in many ways, and I look forward to sharing more about each experience … Continue reading

My52WOW-BK, Week 7 – The Church of Gethsemane

When I woke up this morning, I was not sure what kind of worship experience I wanted to have. I decided I would crowdsource – calling on my Facebook friends to help me make a decision. I posted the following as my Facebook status: Y’all want to help me pick a spot to visit for … Continue reading

My52WOW- BK, Week 10: The Parish of Saint Paul and Saint Agnes

#47 of The 52 Things I Learned During (the First) 52 Weeks of Worship said, “There is a Catholic mass starting or ending all the time, somewhere, nearby.” As I noted in the book, “As my (first) 52-week journey continued, I found myself, more than once, in bed on a Sunday morning trying to motivate … Continue reading