Valuable Stranger

Last weekend at our Retreat/Advance, we opened the day by going around the room, saying our names & the sites where we serve, and sharing a bit about how our listening practice is going. It isn’t uncommon to notice a theme arise in our sharing. To my ears, a...

Support

Every once in a while I get curious about a word’s etymology. Just the other day I was wondering about support. At first I was wondering about the times in my life that I stubbornly resisted,¬†turn away, support offered by others. And the opposite, too –...

Ripples Through Silence

I enjoy supporting you all from afar. This week my letter to you is late and I wondered if you felt my support regardless. Shifts at all of our locations are filling like any other week and my gratitude for your commitment deepens – even when I have thought it...

The Impact of Presence

At our meeting last month, Linda mentioned how our listening impacts people beyond the guests we serve. That we choose to listen, influences people peripheral to the LP. Linda spoke about how she was at dinner with friends and was asked something along the lines of,...