Staying Well and Doing The Work

July 1, 2019By Peri

As a self-employed person my list of things to do to keep my business afloat is basically never-ending and can trigger its own cascade of stressors.

New Guide at my Bookstore: DIY Strategic Plan Kit

June 28, 2019By Peri

I created the DIY Strategic Plan Kit for all the folks out there (and I know many of them well) who want to get their nonprofit’s poop in a scoop with some basic planning. My kit will get you started with an easy, flexible template.

Donation Wish List for May 10 Event

April 24, 2019By Peri

UPDATE: Donation organizers just let me know they are specifically in need of pharmacy-type items. See updated list below. It’d be great if you could bring any of the items below to the event Friday May 10. Best time to bring donations will be from 6-9pm. #TIA Hey friends! As many of you know, there … Read More

My Blue Sky: Connecting Goals With ‘To Dos’

March 1, 2019By Peri

As a long-time self-employed person I’m always (srsly always) on the lookout for new opportunities and strategizing about how to keep my career evolving in a way that keeps me happy. Having been at this a couple decades, I have over time developed a pretty good working formula for happiness which is (roughly): doing challenging … Read More

Wait, What Was I Doing Again?

February 7, 2019By Peri

It has been a busy first month of the new year, and in my typical fashion I’ve been working on so many different things it can be hard to keep track of what’s what, even for me. I’m constantly working on projects that I really enjoy, and/or tasks I need to get done, but as … Read More

Thanks for the Vertigo, 2018

December 31, 2018By Peri

To me, the new year feels like a precipice moment that’s both exhilarating and a bit nauseating, as I continue to digest the hugeness of recent political developments and the dizzying, mind-bending unknown of what is yet to come.

Planning a Creative Career, Leaving Space for Magic

November 2, 2018By Peri

I thought of Lujan Grisham because it was at her event that I was speaking: the Congressional Art Competition for high school students across the district. Lujan Grisham is currently our Rep for New Mexico Congressional District 1 (which includes Albuquerque) and since she has been in office she has hosted this competition.

Nonprofits Helping Other Nonprofits: SINC

October 10, 2018By Peri

I talk with SINC, a New Mexico nonprofit incubator that offers support and fiscal sponsorship to other nonprofits to help build capacity and better serve their communities. This Friday, October 12, SINC is hosting an event for folks in NM considering starting a nonprofit: Community Training: Nonprofit Start-up Workshop.

Acceptance, love, presence. Repeat.

May 21, 2018By Peri

I’m actually doing OK. The news we got last week is literally the very very worst thing I have feared since 2013, and I did not fall apart. I am letting myself feel the awfulness and it is flowing through. I am able to be with my daughter and my family and my friends and not feel like a shell, or like stone. This feels like an accomplishment.

Fighting Anxiety, One Feeling At a Time

April 20, 2018By Peri

What would tend to happen is the feelings would eventually pass but I wouldn’t have recognized them at all, as if a visitor came to my house and sat there awkwardly for a few days then left without any acknowledgment.