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Meaning Mondays: The Less is More Edition

Did you ever hear the story about National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg? Back in the fall of 1994, he got tired of the grind. The endless treadmill. The pressure to produce more. So what did he do? He hightailed it back home, to the Boundary Waters area of Northern Minnesota. In that wild and beautiful … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Letting Go of Love Edition

We need in love to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily–we do not need to learn it. ~Rainer Maria Rilke Two weeks into spring, and the clearing out/cleaning up energy is in full force, breezing through both my inner and outer houses. It arrives like a strong wind behind … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Time Edition

The good news is that creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty. ~Anne Lamott Hard to believe, but I’ve now completed three months of Meaning … Continue reading

Eight Black Shoes

A few days ago I entered the bedroom, kicked off my shoes, and laughed. Not a big, robust laugh. But rather a quick, take-you-by-surprise laugh. Sort of an abbreviated chuckle. The kind that shows up unexpectedly and stops you in your tracks, reminding you that yes, this is your life. Know what I mean? On … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Spring Fever Edition

Though the crocuses poke up their heads in the usual places The frog scum appear on the pond with the same froth of green, And boys moon at girls with last year’s fatuous faces, I never am bored, however familiar the scene. When from under the barn the cat brings a similar litter,- Two yellow … Continue reading

life as a work of art

life as a work of art

For years these words were on my website about what I want for my clients and myself: Following our deepest purpose and direction in life Saying “Yes!” to our unique talents, potential, and creativity Breaking through obstacles that hold us back Living passionately and experiencing life as a work of art Life as a work … Continue reading

At the End of the Day, A Poem About Happiness

For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh Lights turned low. Soothing music. A warm bath. Steaming cups of chamomile tea. Candles burning, then extinguished. All good ways to usher in the end of the day. On those nights when … Continue reading