Make It Sacred

  Nothing is for certain. It’s all a mystery. Even the words I’m saying now are ideas. Hopeful perspectives. Comforting ideals that help us walk more sure-footed in this great, mysterious journey. There is something, however, that I feel fairly certain is not just a soothing thought, but truth. It feels good and right to […]

Dream Day

My dream day?  Well, it comes in many forms but what immediately comes to mind is traveling.  I love to explore another place, another culture, another way of doing things.  I always return with a fresh perspective and charged with creative energy. Today, the time I spent capturing the light in my garden sent me […]

Today, try shifting your perspective…

Today, try this exercise:  TRY SHIFTING YOUR PERSPECTIVE IN ORDER TO SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE. – By this, I mean physically change your “normal” viewing position and see what you discover.  Find something in nature if you can–a flower, a tree, a blade of grass–and focus on it from this new viewing position. Take a few quiet […]

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Magic and the Merlin Archetype

I am five years old. I walk into the kitchen to find my mom, “Mom? If I told you I was magic, would you believe me?” With a smile and a soft chuckle, she replies,  “Magic? No. I wouldn’t believe you were magic.”  then turns back to what she is doing. I am heartbroken and […]

What is your biggest challenge?

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. ~Henry David Thoreau Living in the present moment. It’s such a beautiful place to reside, yet how often are we there. . .not regretting the past, not worried about the future? It’s an ongoing challenge of a lifetime–some […]

For whatever reason…

…this photograph really speaks to me.   As it came up in a slideshow I stumbled across, I had a strong emotional response to it and I’m not sure why. I love these timeworn finishes—the variations of earthy gray browns and slates against the light trim and stone facade in the background—so that explains part […]

The Heart Expansion Experiment

  “The Heart Expansion Experiment”  Act I: A heart warming exercise.    Try this today:  Send loving thoughts to as many random people as possible. Take a few seconds throughout your day—wherever you happen to go—and imagine yourself sending love and warm wishes to each person you come across. Do this whether you actually interact […]

Origin of a Name

      If you are like me, you can pick up a home magazine or design book, thumb through it quickly (without even opening up the pages entirely) and know if there’s something in it you’ll love. Within mere seconds I can tell whether it’s worth taking home to delve into further.   When […]

Yoga: Mind.Body.Soul

“When you understand who and what you are, your radiance projects into the universal radiance and everything around you becomes creative and full of opportunity.”  —Yogi Bhajan     See  Yoga : Mind, Body & Soul for more inspiring quotes and images.        

Might I suggest…

It’s September—Autumn is on its way. It’s time for the kids to go back to school. Most everyone I know is thinking about school supplies and packing away paraphernalia from their last trip of the summer. I was just out shopping and saw not only Halloween items on the shelves, but Christmas decorations, too!   […]