Did you ever find yourself at a loss for words, can’t come up with new ideas? Have you felt stuck when finding new topics to write about for your articles, videos, blog posts and of course your social media content? If your response is “no,” then you are either Stephen King or you are a big fat liar! Many of us have gone through the feeling of staring blankly at our computer and not getting anything on. Our mind just freezes and ideas stop pouring in.Read More...
Are you open to your creativity…. or does it scare you a bit? Today’s feng shui is all about allowing inspiration into your life.Read More...
There are times when it looks like nothing is going on. The fields lay fallow, and they just look like dirt for a long time.
The trees are barren all winter. Looking at them in February, you’d swear they’ll never bud again.Read More...
I wasn’t the healthiest kid, so I spent a lot of time either going to or coming from the doctors or staying at home with my mom. When I was nine, as I was heading home from yet another doctor appointment, my mother handed me a small box and told me to open it. Inside was a metal bracelet with a tiny jade elephant token.Read More...
If you are stressed… or just swamped… even with great things… it’s very easy to lose sight of self in the mess of stuff.
Everyone’s got a whole lot going on these days. Being swept away by the current of “busy” though can lead to lots of stress.
It’s not practical to stop in the middle of a storm of things to get a massage, a facial, visit a spa or even do a yoga class, right?Read More...
When I was going through my divorce I was forecasting with a friend what the future might look like for my ex and me in terms of “friendship” or no friendship. That wise sister said, “You just need to let it ALL fall apart before you can put it back together.” Too right.Read More...
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...