MY MANIFESTO

is servabo fidem.  I will keep the faith.  

I TRUST

  • anything is possible, so long as you are still breathing
  • re-naissance
  • spontaneous healing
  • love can be tender, generous, revealing, intimate and lusty
  • anything and anyone and anywhere can change.   I am loyal to that.

I BELIEVE

  • Words Matter words can hurt as much as sticks and stones.
  • Companions Count even if they just sit in silence next to you and bear witness.  (Sometimes especially then.)
  • Tenacity Helps if relaxed and open. 

I ESTEEM

  • storytellers
  • smarts
  • kindness
  • dance
  • knowledge
  • history
  • moxy
  • poetry
  • wit
  • creativity
Kiss slowly. Laugh insanely.
Live truly. Forgive quickly.
— Paulo Coelho

I AIM TO 

respect my experiences.  
trust my instincts.  
honor my sensations.
mourn my losses.
reveal my heart.
create space.  
pace myself.
cultivate connection.
accept aid. 
look for ways to feel and be better.   
remember wellbeing is an ongoing pursuit.
seek joy and laughter.
promise to try.  
forgive.   
ask for wonder.