Do you have a daily practice?

                  Something about this picture makes me feel peaceful.   We live in a world that can bring stress into our homes daily simply by turning on the television and watching the news. What actions do you take to remove stress (or relieve stress) from your daily life?  Do you meditate, pray …

Overcoming the odds

                These charming birds get their names from the fact that the rapid movement of the wings make a humming sound. The Hummingbird is so fun to watch because it has the ability to move in ways that other birds can’t. It is the only species of bird that is able to fly …

Does Your Past Define Your Future?

                  Does your past define your future? We each collect memories. We gather memories with ease and store them away for later use. Sometimes they are lost forever. Other times they hang around and we attach meaning or story to the memory. These memories usually define who we think we are. Without …

Thoughts of Mother

My mother would come into my room to gently wake me up for school, “Good morning Sunshine” she would say. If I didn’t get up right away, the singing would start, “Sleepyhead, sleepin’ in the sun, gotta get up and get your day’s work done. Sleepin’ in the sun all day, ain’t gonna take your cares away.” I’ve never been …

Ah-ha moments

                    What have been some of your big light bulb moments? Or as I like to call them, ‘Ah-ha’ moments. Do you recall a decision in your life which caused you repeated worry or confusion? Perhaps you worked at a job you hated but were afraid to make a much-needed change. …

Life Design

What is the purpose of life? What is my purpose? Two of the most universally asked questions. For much of my life I believed that my purpose was to earn my way back to God in Heaven through a series of right choices. Passing various tests, knowing the signs and symbols along the path. In order to stay on the right path …

What are the Lies We Tell Ourselves?

Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools we have for making sense of the world. A story you believe to be true can be based on a real experience initially. And then as you think about it and mull it around in your mind it can gain momentum and spiral into beliefs about the story that are actually not …

Another time, another place

                    What about the past holds our gaze? Living here and now Believing we’ve moved on Images reappear History is not erased Body of pain, guilt and shame Feelings from the past Alive and well Opening to ashes that reignite A burning within Wanting to escape the pain Where is the …

Allowing the flow of creation is Art

The way you do life is your ART. The way you talk, write, smile, laugh, decorate, feel, see… And love! Since a very young age I’ve enjoyed writing my feelings in a journal and expressing with words. But when it came to ‘art’ I believed I wasn’t an artist. The past few years I’ve unlearned certain beliefs about myself. This included my …

Voice of a Woman

You and I may both be women, mothers, daughters, grandmothers. But we are not the same. We do not have identical experiences, feelings or values. We have an individual perspective and a voice that speaks our own narrative. Write and share your voice about topics that move you, sadden you, inspire you, anger you, motivate you, frighten you. Rather than …