Creativity

Claim what you CRAVE

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I love to make things–to draw, paint, cook, garden, rearrange the furniture, write, craft, talk, joke around. In my soul, I know I am an artist. When I say it out loud, I feel like a fraud. Even writing it here feels grandiose. This is […]

Courage

Rock Falling Area

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I’ve been through some stuff. You have too.  I know some things now, because of it.  You do too.  Would I prefer not to have endured the first thing in order to learn what I learned? Part of me wants to say, YES GIVE ME SUNSHINE […]

Insights

Everybody gets to stay on the bus

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Imagine yourself in a car with a terrified toddler. She’s in a full-blown panic about something that doesn’t really make any sense. The fear, for her, is real. But YOU know that she’s operating with a wee, unformed brain. She doesn’t have all the information–she’s two!    She’s sure […]

Body Compass

Answer the call

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Books come into our lives at exactly the right moment. I’m reading Steven Pressfield’s newest book, The Artist’s Journey, and I urge you to do the same. It’s jam-packed and a quick read, both. It’s clear, straight-forward, and full of wisdom. It’s a call to action. […]

Body Compass

What if it’s all okay?

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What if it’s all okay? What if how you feel is okay? Even if right now, things really suck. I’m not telling you that the thing that sucks right now is ‘meant to be’ or ‘for your highest good’ but I am suggesting that the feelings […]

Creativity

Regret

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We are here to care for ourselves in our pain, our fear, our disappointment, jealousy, and regret. That’s our job–caring for ourselves in those moments of darkness. Not to make it go away or to make it better, but simply because it is there. It’s […]