Pencils & Pies

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Hi Friends!

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on working toward what I’d like to see in the world and the best ways to go about that. I’ve come up with a lot of ideas, some probably useful, some just random, but a few takeaways I’d love to share with you and hear your thoughts so we can all grow in the direction of our desires and values.

I get presented with a lot of opportunity. We all do, in many forms. Projects and collaborations coming from the outside in, and our own visions from the inside out. We all gravitate naturally in different directions. Some of us are born collaborators, some are lone creators, and a lot of us are a combo platter.

There is a lot of pop-self-help out there around money, value, and all the buzz words that travel around these days. A lot of it has to do with creating as much as possible for yourself with easy simple steps. Beware of taking self help advice from internet experts who haven’t created much that is real in their own lives. There are great role models and guides out there, and there is a lot of, well, everything else. Even if creating so much so fast in quick and easy steps is possible, which we all know it’s not, it’s interesting to reflect on why we tend to believe more is always better.

When we decide what are values and goals are. Do you want to build a secure family life, dream house for contemplation, gather community around ideas and process, or something entirely different, it’s useful to identify what those values are and align your work and your attitude toward work and money with them.

Because I love to cook, I’ve come up with some thoughts that involve pie, baking, business and life. Let me know what you think in the comments on the blog and happy baking!


Musings on Pie, Baking, Business & Life.


If you decide to set aside the time, gather the ingredients, and bake a pie, don’t settle for only a small piece of it. That’s your pie, do with it what you like, but know that you created it.

If you contribute only the crust, or the dish, or the oven, then dividing the pie makes more sense. The pie is now a collaboration. Share the pie with ease and don’t be stingy for what you didn’t create.

Be honest with yourself about what you contribute and what you’re worth. Sometimes baking a pie with friends is nice and sometimes it’s nice to bake your own.

If you are really rather talented at baking pies and it comes so easily for you that you are able to produce many more pies than you can possibly have yourself, share your pies (before they go stale) with the world.

p.s. and never forget, don’t bake pies with people you don’t want in your kitchen.



Hungry now for pie? Here is an all time healthy Apple Crisp. Enjoy!




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