What was I Thinking?!

One of the benefits of mindful self-talk is that it is a very gentle entrance into practicing choosing my thoughts. In sitting-meditation, we learn that thoughts come in and thoughts…

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The Winding Path

Last year when I did Seth Godin's Creatives Workshop, I created and shared a piece of creative work every day. The format I choose for creation was 'words with an…

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Mindful Self-Talk

Have you ever spent time with someone who is continuously negative and pessimistic? A proverbial wet blanket? I have, and at those times I'm usually trying to figure out how…

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Listening to the Neighborhood
Invisible small birds chittering in the hedges, gives the hedge it's own voice.

Listening to the Neighborhood

Julia Cameron, the author of The Artist's Way, has released a new book called 'The Listening Path'. It is set up as a 6-week program that hones your sense of…

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Heart, Art

Art happens when I explore the edges of my ability without the pressure of performance. It exists in the joy of creation. Finished art forms are like your children. They…

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February Wildflowers

I'm thinking of my friends wintering the year in the Northern Hemisphere. When I lived in Canada, February felt like the longest month of the year. In truth, the sun…

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Where I am now

To be honest, I have been a bit lost. Maybe it has something to do with the loss the last weeks have brought the world, with some of it landing…

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Better Days Ahead

It is February, and nature has sent a reminder that better days are ahead. At least, that is the message I took from the presence of these delicate White Star…

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Apology Not Needed

There is no need to say 'sorry' for the treatment by your ancestors of my family. Instead, live, forgive. Make use of your opportunities, Give generously, get to know me.…

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A Reminder

I was reminded today by Steven Pressfield (The War of Art), that we don't need to be healed in order to move forward. Our pain does not go away. It…

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Sound Came First

I watched Paolo Angeli play his 'guitar' in his one-man band at a Tiny Desk Concert and understood that in the beginning, Sound came before Music.When Paolo was pushing his…

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Promise of Spring
Close-up of Gerbera Flower.

Promise of Spring

This frigid January day, blocks the sun that rose at Solstice. Spring's promise is not far away. It will bring respite from ice and sickness. The days are growing longer,…

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