I used to lament about how all the stress relievers were beyond my reach. I hated the gym. The monkey in my mind wouldn’t let me mediate. And I couldn’t paint a picture even the most generous mother would be proud of.
“I’m just not creative,” I’ve said this for years. Even though I took art classes I believed I sucked. Yet I yearned for a creative outlet, to cultivate my creativity as Brene Brown says. But it only caused me pain. Painting, photography, pottery, I sucked at all of it. Or so I believed.Read More...
The long time of loud striving
the symbols of success
keeping time in my head
always a quarter b-b-beat behind.
Grace, please quiet my pacing mind and help me stay in one place.
Please bring me back every time I drift.
Help me remember that what I seek is found only on the other side of honest work.
Grace please help me remember to go slow
for it is only when life slows down that I see the details
It is the details which tell the story
Grace please help me remember - I am not inventing anything.
I am merely a witness who records what she sees.
Help me honor what I see by writing it down.
Thank you for love and fear.
They keep my senses sharp and my soul singing.
Help me honor the mountain of journals which have brought me to this morning.
Grace, please sit with me while I tell my story today.Read More...
But there are times when you wake up and know that it's time for a really big change.
It's like a seismic boom.
People around you may think you are crazy. You may not understand it yourself… but you know it is time.
And if you fail to trust this feeling, you hand your power away.
Each time you do it – fail to listen to what you know - you become the effect instead of the cause.
Here are 10 ways to know for sure that it is time to make a big change in your life!Read More...
I've programmed myself to wake up at 6 a.m. so I can write.
I miss this time when I don't claim it.
The rest of the world is asleep now, and I can sneak into my own heart.
Because once everyone wakes up, it belongs to them...and that is exactly how I want it.Read More...
In feng shui, your home is a mirror of your life. If you improve your home, your life will improve.Read More...
You can live in a space for years, decades even, and still not feel "moved in."
We live in a very rushing, horizontal world - everyone is so busy moving around their city, their neighborhood, the Internet - that the concept of sinking into the ground with strong roots, vertically, seems foreign to many.
A feeling of home comes from making a very solid connection between you and your environment. This connection can light up your whole life!Read More...
The details make a huge difference!
It is the reason why minds like Steve Jobs insisted that the inside of a machine and its unseen nuts and bolts and screws were as beautiful as the outside of Apple products.Read More...
Feng shui is the art and science of creating optimal environments to thrive in on every level.
Some traditional feng shui can be a bit “woo woo” for my taste – filled with home blessings, potions to pour down your drains and a magical way to calculate your life based on numbers which may or may not mean you will have a good year! This steals your personal power in my opinion, relying upon charms and days of the year to make positive moves in your life with confidence.Read More...