So I’m in Haiti hanging out in the back of the Tap Tap having one of those moments that passed through my head more than once a day. It involved the F word and something like: How do people survive like this? I was becoming uncharacteristically outraged and vocal about it, when my bench-mate Chris Moretta began to talk me down off my limb.

I recognized Chris as a unique chick with a sensibility that I could immediately jive. I just really liked her straightforwardness; she called me out on my pseudo-liberal hypocrisy and set me straight on a lot of reasons as to why my sympathy really smacked of condecension. She told me a lot about herself and her own experiences in Haiti. In that Tap Tap at the end of the day, traveling through the devastated city of Port au Prince, I experienced an opening toward truly understanding how much I could be transformed by my relationship to this fierce and jaggedly beautiful country.

Chris has been an intern with the Foundation for Peace in Haiti for the last 6 months. She has been teaching English just outside Port au Prince; experiencing so much more than anyone could possibly imagine. She leaves Haiti this Friday and I am taking this opportunity to highlight her gracious and gentle heart by inviting you to take a look at her blog.

Chris’ awesome blog!

Everything is relational in life. And some things are so serendipitously relational that a connection is made and life transforms. I can’t guarantee such a dramatic shift if you click onto Chris’ blog. I can tell you that meeting her has changed my life, opened me up to the true beauty of Haiti and invited me to continue to expose myself to the fierce love and devotion I now feel to an unforgettable country and a completely remarkable people.

And now for my final Jerry Lewis telethon-like moment: Please click on the blog post, your life will be forever altered,  blossoming you towards the expansive love of deep human connection. There’s absolutely nothing like it!

Thanks from the bottom of my big sloppy heart.


About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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