Body Compass

The truth of who you are

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Today I have a simple message: We are all creative. Every Single One Of Us. Creativity is our birthright. There are not creative people and uncreative people. There are only people. Connecting to our creativity is a spiritual practice. It is essential. It feeds the soul. If we […]

Courage

Get in the Inspiration Business

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What business do you want to be in? The money-making business? The influence-gaining business? The play-it-safe business? The go-with-the-flow business? I’m 60 years old and I’m still figuring out what I want to do with my life but I’m clear that the business I want […]

Action

Sing it

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I like when I discover I’m more than I thought I was. It can happen by accident or by grace or after a period of hard, hard work. It can happen by pushing through or letting go, dropping down or leaping off into the unknown. […]

Courage

That’s a Negatory on the emergency

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This poem stanza really spoke to me: Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt—marvelous error!— that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.–from Last Night As I Was […]

Courage

Take. Up. Space

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“Take up space. Do not minimize yourself for the convenience of others.” –Tanya Ingram I kicked the TV out and claimed this space for myself. I bought some plants. I set up lights. I painted one of my old file cabinets to match my new […]

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

Don’t Tell Me The Moon Is Shining

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Later today–maybe as you are reading this, I will complete Level 2 of my solo show class by standing on stage in a tiny theatre in New York, presenting my piece in front of an audience. This is something I’ve wanted to do for years. Years […]

Creativity

Your sweet eyes

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Color! ‘Aint it grand? It’s a feast for the eyes, a feast I believe we need to feel our most resilient and inspired.  (If you live in the northeast like I do, you’re probably starved for it at this time of year!) We’re in a rental until the end of June so […]

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 […]