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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

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Childhood Stories

I recognize that I can tell the stories of my childhood in ways that give wings to these days. It’s my story. I can tell it any way I want. My friend, Frankie Kiehl, told me repeatedly as she lay […]

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An Artful Grace for Wednesday

Our thinking should have a vigorous fragrance, like a wheat field on a summer’s night.  – Friedrich Nietzsche – The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.  […]

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How To Make Friends

Enjoy these quotes from my book on friendship: US! Celebrating the Power of Friendship Stand often in the company of dreamers…They tickle your common sense and believe you can achieve things which appear impossible.  mary anne radmacher Smiles are wordless […]

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I’ll Take That CUP of CAN’T without the T…

It was my second Saturday that I sat with the small group of knitters.  Once my good friend learned that my passionate interest in knitting was going to “stick” she invited me to be a part of this long-standing group […]

Overcoming Obstacles

“How do you DO it?” she demanded. Her tone was a mix of incredulity and anger.  I didn’t know what to say.  I remained silent, anticipating she would tip her hand a bit further with the opportunity.  Indeed, she did. […]

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EFFECTIVENESS - TOWARD THE "EVERYTHING"
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
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posted 3:38:54pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

Creative Retreat with Mary Anne Radmacher and friends
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posted 3:37:27pm May. 11, 2015 | read full post »

THE WHOLE-HEARTED LIFE by Susyn Reeve
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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