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true heartfelt desire: be the passion vine

true heartfelt desire: be the passion vine

What is true, heartfelt desire? This is one of those big questions without concrete answers. And after writing yesterday about a certain kind of wanting — that insistent drumbeat going on around us all the time — I feel compelled to write about true, heartfelt desire. Because I believe in the power of desire. And I’m pretty … Continue reading

dark corners of desire

dark corners of desire

Bette Davis. Tallulah Bankhead. Anne Bancroft. Elizabeth Taylor. Stockard Channing. Guess what I have in common with these glorious women? Well, at one time or another in our lives, we all played the same role on stage: Regina in The Little Foxes. Regina is a part that’s been coveted by many women for decades. Regina is what I … Continue reading

mandorla: the intersection of two circles

mandorla: the intersection of two circles

“A mandorla is that almond-shaped segment that is made when two circles partly overlap… The mandorla has a wonderfully healing and encouraging function. The place where light and dark begin to touch is where miracles arise. This middle place is the mandorla. The mandorla is the place of poetry…All good stories are mandorlas. An artist … Continue reading

my “living the questions” tree

my “living the questions” tree

Yesterday I told you some of the reasons why I love stories. But I forgot that there’s even more I love about them. I especially love the relief they give us from our constant questioning minds. I’m sure you’re familiar with that tape in our brains that can get stuck, rehashing the past or rehearsing the future. … Continue reading

doodling and claiming my artistic voice

doodling and claiming my artistic voice

I’ve always been a doodler but never thought much about it. My husband often remarked on it, lavishing compliments on me and my doodles that seemed unnecessary. It wasn’t until years later, when I began to understand more about the creative psyche, that I realized he might be responding to the deeper unconscious origins of … Continue reading

Your Tears: No Apology Necessary

Your Tears: No Apology Necessary

Sometimes when I’m with a client she’ll begin to cry and then say something like this: I’m sorry. I didn’t expect to do this. I feel like I dumped all over you. I don’t know what’s come over me. I don’t usually act like this. Of course, crying isn’t the only way my clients express … Continue reading

to tweet or not to tweet

to tweet or not to tweet

Hey…have you heard? I’m on Twitter. First things first: you can follow me here. Please do. For sure I’ll follow you back. Even though I’m new to Twitter, I’ve actually been on the fence for years, hesitating about jumping in. Mostly that’s because I thrive on juicy face-to-face conversations and I also struggle with the … Continue reading

November in the garden and Art Every Day Month

November in the garden and Art Every Day Month

November in my Northern California garden often means digging in the dirt. Autumn is the very best time for perennials, shrubs and trees to take hold in the still-warm soil. The baby plants extend their roots deep underground, settling in for the cooler weather to come. And later, when spring rolls around, there’s a huge … Continue reading