Home is Where the Happy Is
Jul12

Home is Where the Happy Is

  Some say home is where the heart is, for some it’s where the art is, or maybe it’s where you find peace or joy or soul. Or all of the above. Or maybe not. Maybe it’s only a place to drop in before heading off on the next great adventure. Maybe your home feels too small or too blah or too cold or too old, or not old enough, or just not-quite-right. But, regardless, I do hope it gives you some sanctuary and respite. I hope it’s a...

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Looking Back Only As Needed
May03

Looking Back Only As Needed

Looking back Is an exercise of re-imagining An examination of story That can trap you in old patterns Or release you into your future self So do it like a sea gull While walking forward Look back only as needed To determine what is wanted. The other day, as I walked down the trail at the local bay lands bird sanctuary, I noticed the seagulls had come in and were hanging out. They were swooping about in that way they have, then coming...

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The Fine Art of Asking
Feb19

The Fine Art of Asking

Every time I create, I set intention. And then I ask. This asking is a key part of what we do in the Intentional Creativity movement. When we ask, we open a doorway in our heart for messages, inspiration and wonder to come through. But often I get asked…. What is this asking we do? How do we ask? How do we know when we’ve been answered? As one of the Art Doctors supporting our Color of Woman students, this question of asking...

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You Are Worthy.
Jan29

You Are Worthy.

Conversations with Tina Greene always start like this. And they end like it, too – and the best part is, by the end, you actually believe it applies to you! There’s a cycle to her transformational work, and its about changing your perception of the muddy pond you may be mucking around in, struggling to breathe or break free, and instead pausing and looking deeply within to find what is worth learning, what can be useful.  When you can...

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That Sense of Freedom
Jan08

That Sense of Freedom

Ok, its 2016 and, as usual, my brain has been rattling on over the roads of last year as a a way of clearing out for what is happening this year. Over the last several months of 2015, I experienced this *interesting* (and yes just that kind of interesting) cycle of revisiting old patterns and the people involved in them, mostly family members who are notoriously angry and stuck. I noticed that these old patterns were ones I dealt with...

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Just As I Am
Dec02

Just As I Am

Have you ever been made wrong for who you are? For what you want to do with your life? For just being you? Some years back just after I had bought my now-legendary little black porsche, I met up with my parents to go to dinner and a concert. I was a successful young woman working in high technology making a great salary and on top of my world. Owning and driving that porsche made my wild child happy! We had arrived in two cars, so...

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