Courage

First BE.

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I have a dear friend who is an amazing painter. She’s been an artist as long as I can remember (we were toddlers together). Her artistic sensibilities delight me, inspire me, and influence me. I own a number of her paintings. They feed me every […]

Mindset

Open the channel

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When I’m cold, I put on a sweater, sit by the fire, get under a blanket, close the window, turn up the heat. When I’m hot, I take off the sweater, move away from the fire, cast off the blanket, open the window, turn down […]

Creativity

Yes, this is my butt.

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A few years ago, I took a picture of myself every day for a year. I’m sure you’ve heard me say this once or twenty times. 🙂 I bring it up a bunch because it was a turning point for me. There was what I believed before I […]

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

Which will it be?

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Not everyone is going to like what you do. Do it anyway. Not everyone is going to like what you say. Say it anyway. Not everyone is going to love what you love. Love it anyway. Now, I’m not talking about being an ass! I’m […]

Courage

What are you itching to do?

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We love quotes and sayings for the wisdom they offer because they express something we already knew but didn’t know that we knew until that moment.    Wisdom lives inside all of us. When we hear it, we recognize it.    Here’s one that’s pretty simple: Sometimes later becomes never. That can be […]

Body Compass

Stay

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I signed up for a class in creating a solo show. I did Part 1 in the fall. Part 2 starts in a couple of weeks and ends with a performance. That I will do. In front of, you know, people.  I’ve wanted to do this […]

Body Compass

What is it time for?

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We are here not just to grow but to transform. Transformation starts with a change so profound, it makes the old life–the one we had been living up until that moment, impossible. It shatters it, or some aspect of it, and we are suddenly no longer the same. The change […]

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 […]