Reflection & Introspection

As we embark on the new year together . . . I remember a letter my Grandma wrote me years ago where she described the seasons as climbing a hill, with the peak as December 31st, New Years Eve—that’s how she had always seen it in her mind’s eye. It was then I realized I […]

The Path

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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 […]

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 […]