about this blog

Welcome to Rise Up Work! This is a site dedicated to people looking to wake up their work, to finding work that nourishes all of us. Think of it as your community of support & insight – from me and from you – around work. Of course, I offer services for teams and people offline as well as on (and I bet I’d love to work with you), but all of us are part of a larger work world, too.

We, all of us, can expect more from work than exchanging our time for money. We can work with what moves us, not with what we’re told we “should” do or “should” tolerate. Whether it’s at a desk, in a field, on a stage, behind a counter, in a kitchen – wherever you are, it’s time to stop suffering and start changing our work.

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

By Oriah © Mountain Dreaming
1999 All rights reserved
(read the whole poem)

I share this because it moves me. Hearing this poem moved me so much I once performed a dance to it – one friend read it aloud in her stirring voice, while another played this lovely percussion that sprang out of the air. It doesn’t matter what you do for money – it matters what matters to you.

Here at Rise Up Work, I don’t care what you do or want to do for a living (within reason – I mean, if your passion involves trophy hunting endangered species, we will not get along well). But! I do care deeply that you find a way to work that answers your aches and longings.

I’m glad you’re here.

Please join in on the conversation. Feel free to comment on blog posts – or, if you want to talk about something I haven’t mentioned, let me know. We need to hear what you need to say.

One Comment

  1. Posted January 29, 2011 at 3:56 am | Permalink

    Awesome words, here. This is serious work that is oh-so relevant now, what with the economy and state of affairs these days. Looking forward to more!