Tagged with Dreams

Celebrating Myself Home With An Art Journal

Celebrating Myself Home With An Art Journal

Around this time last year I was writing  about home. Pondering its nature and wondering what it means to go back. Reminding myself that to truly appreciate home, we have to leave it first. So in the final post of the series, I wrote: Leave home we do, throughout our lives. But I don’t just mean those … Continue reading

Dreaming and Awakening

I’m busy this week. And about a thousand miles away from summer’s dance of laziness. It’s good, though. A different kind of dance. If July and August were a slow, languid waltz, then September is shaping up to be a peppy, energizing quick step. But I’m lucky. I love my work and when fall rolls … Continue reading

Many Lives to Live

THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER LIVES OUT THERE. I first heard this sentiment on a television show, spoken by a woman who had reinvented herself at midlife. She’d left behind a life that no longer suited her, and created one filled with zest and enthusiasm. Always on the trail of such stories of personal … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

Meaning Mondays: The Singing Blog Edition

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! ~Thomas Carlyle I found so much insight and joy last week from your comments about story. You captured the galvanizing impact that story has had on people for thousands of … Continue reading

Old Newsletters and Silt

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. -Agnes De Mille This week I’m in clean slate/fresh start mode, purging old files and documents. And in the process of digging through my hard drive I’ve unearthed some old newsletters that I wrote in years past. Yes, back in the day … Continue reading

Big Questions

…Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is … Continue reading

Your Inner Magician and the Power of Naming

WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THESE WORDS? Abracadabra! Click your heels three times! Open sesame! Expelliarmus! Double double toil and trouble! I’m betting that you recognize we’re in the realm of sorcery. And you immediately know we’re talking about someone with supernatural powers. Because whether it’s a witch or wizard, an illusionist or … Continue reading

Seven Ways to Bring On the Epiphanies

e⋅piph⋅a⋅ny: [i-pif-uh-nee] a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience. I love epiphanies. Or revelations. Aha moments. Whatever you want to call them. For those of us who prize meaning making, personal growth, self discovery, and transformation, … Continue reading

Saltwater Buddha

For several months I’ve been meaning to post about this book by Jaimal Yogis. Jaimal’s mom, Janice, is a good friend, and as a proud and supportive mama, she gave me a copy of the book for my birthday. But she gave it with a caveat, saying she understood if I wanted to pass it … Continue reading