Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

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Appreciate Your Friends


What’s Your “Diploma?”


What Matters To You Most?


from LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU DO… “IT IS more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.” – Mabel Newcomer –

How Do You Change Your Life?

To change one’s life… 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions. William James Quoted in LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU DO

Fill Up Your Medicine Cabinet While You Are Well

In my book, LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU DO, published and available exclusively through – I suggest that you craft your own list of secret medicines. What is healing for you?  What restores your waning energy?  What lifts your spirits? […]

Secret Medicines…

What are your secret medicines? What are the tools and practices that you can pull out when you are feeling under the weather, overwhelmed or a little run down? These are a few of mine and they are featured in […]

What is in Your Life Pharmacy?

If you could read the metaphorical labels of the cabinet that you open when you need to care for yourself – what would those labels read? In my book, LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU DO, I share my secret medicines. Here […]


We all have a different kind of relationship to the concept of “IF.” For some people, “IF” is frightening.  For others IF represents the best possibilities that lIFe has to offer.   This reflection on IF is borrowed from my […]

Uncover Your Hidden Talent

One of my greatest joys has been watching a friend of mine go from claiming she hasn’t a creative bone in her body – to giving outstanding, beautiful gifts to her friends and family…that she has made! It took her […]


That’s the title of my book released exclusively through in February of this year.  I’ve just learned that the title has been in their top ten titles for three months in a row. Today they are offering my book […]

Position Number #3

LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU DO premiered in its first month as the number 2 best seller at Number two. Right out of the gate. In it’s second month it holds the #3 position. If I were an Olympic competitor […]

Previous Posts

Overwhelm kicks in when the "everything" is considered in the context of getting it all done. The penchant for expressing our worth  by how busy we are has woven itself into the fabric of our culture. Our worth as a human begins by virtue  ...

posted 12:34:45pm Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

I Saw My "Shadow" At The Store
I am often in a hurry.  I try to be mindful as I hurry, but still, it's a hurry-up-and-get-the-next-thing-done kind of hurry. And I have lots of "next things." When that hurry-ness combines with anxiety, or concern, or just plain 'ole  tired ...

posted 6:38:58pm Jun. 03, 2015 | read full post »

The Creative Conspiracy on Whidbey Island, WA

posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends

posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Rarely do I share book reviews here, and yet this book prompted me to do so. If you are in need of a curriculum for a young person or a jumpstart at retirement, this book is that.  If you are looking for fresh ideas to lift your creative ...

posted 12:31:12pm Apr. 16, 2015 | read full post »


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