David Bowie. Glenn Frey. Alan Rickman...
Several beautiful creators and artists have danced off the mortal plane in the first days of 2016 - they all seem too young to go.
Meanwhile, MLK Day was yesterday, reminding us that truly inspirational, courageous souls live on and continue to influence us in spirt.
So, what about you? Are you living your dreams, creating from the heart, celebrating simple pleasures and positive ideals?
Or, do you feel like - yet fear - walking away from an experience that's slowly, silently, soul-destroying?
It's definitely risky.
But, it's also worth pondering these words of wisdom...
"The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later."
And so, looking ahead to the rest of 2016 and beyond, ask yourself this question (from a poem by Mary Oliver) and really listen to the answer.... xo