Morning Share: Be Creative

For months now, I've been receiving messages from HP (my higher power) to be more creative. Rumor has it that being creative opens us up to so many possibilities spiritually. Creating and giving to the world is one way to get into the flow. But I've been struggling a bit with writer's block. A fellow … Continue reading Morning Share: Be Creative

Artist’s Way: Paying Attention

I started The Artist's Way course again. I had such great success with it the last time, and spring just feels like a good time to begin again. So, last week I started with Week 1. Week 1 helps me identify the reasons why I don't embrace my creativity. I had great success with my … Continue reading Artist’s Way: Paying Attention

Don’t Push the River: Everything Belongs

On Sunday three different people in different places brought up Richard Rohr's new book "Everything Belongs". It was an appropriate reference as we were all floundering a bit in understanding why there could be all the bad in this world. And Rohr's premise is that part of our adventure here on earth is understanding that … Continue reading Don’t Push the River: Everything Belongs

Sunday Night Check-In: #RisingStrong

I took to reading Brene Brown's Book Rising Strong again this weekend. I just absolutely love that book. Her techniques for getting up from a "fall" and actually learning something from it are profound. I found myself in a "face down" moment last week, and I was able to read her insights with new eyes … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: #RisingStrong

The Rumble of Storytelling: #risingstrong

I continue to percolate on Brene Brown's wisdom and process in Rising Strong. Her premise is that the "story" we tell ourselves about ourselves needs to be written in order to create a different ending. And it is the stories of our lives - especially the stories of our falls - that make us who we … Continue reading The Rumble of Storytelling: #risingstrong

Embracing Badassery #RisingStrong

When I was driving home from North Carolina, I decided to check out an audiobook from the library. I'd been wanting to read Brene' Brown's new book "Rising Strong", and, to my surprise, it was available. I read - hungrily - her latest research and insight on how to rise strong after failure. I'm usually not … Continue reading Embracing Badassery #RisingStrong

Blocking the Flow: Perfectionism

Week 7 of the Artist's Way - the first week of the second half of the workshop - was profound for me. I found myself the last two weeks feeling a little blah about my forward movement but trusting that the process was still working whether I realized it or not. My Artist's Date last … Continue reading Blocking the Flow: Perfectionism

Expanding the Boundaries of Dreams: The Artist’s Way

This week's Artist's Way exercises urged me to list 5 things I would do if I had all of the faith and money that I needed. When I got to five, I couldn't stop, so I wrote ten. I'm sure I could've easily written 20. This was my list. Quit my job and be a … Continue reading Expanding the Boundaries of Dreams: The Artist’s Way

Sunday Night Check-In: A New Rhythm

My weekends are taking on new rhythms in the last month or so, and I quite like it. Friday evening and Saturday I was dealing with moving the bed out of my guest bedroom. I brought it to my parents'  house in Pierre Part, and, early Saturday morning, Momma and I made the drive over … Continue reading Sunday Night Check-In: A New Rhythm

Living in Every Room of My House

One of the things on my 'to do' list for a very long time is to set up a writing space where I can actually write on my desktop computer. I know that if I ever want to write a book or do freelance writing, I need a space that is conducive to real work. … Continue reading Living in Every Room of My House