Heart Whispers

  In my November Note, I wrote to my readers about stepping away from Instagram.  The abridged version for you begins by saying that it was a long time coming.  The decision came after much resistance (because we are all told – whether we run a business or not, whether we wish to build an [...]

A Little Reminder

Hello, hello. I'm just popping in today to remind you that the next round of Just Five Things begins this coming Monday (September 7). Working within the structure of handwritten lists, we'll explore prompts that center on resetting-recharging-redirecting.  It's a good time of year (especially this year) to explore such prompts, yes? As always, this [...]

A Little Respite

I know there’s a lot of talk about the coronavirus right now. It’s an odd time, I know. Unsettling.  But it’s going to be okay.  I’m not here to tell you what the right way to handle things is, only to suggest that you not freak out.  Listen to the doctors and scientists who have the most [...]

:: Five Things I Love ::

Five Things I Love on This Friday watercolor…these hearts I painted with my daughter my daughter, my son, my husband...my three the wind which has cleared our rainy skies my desk which I finally cleaned + organized any reminder to give ourselves to love Happy Valentine’s Day!   What are five things (or people) you love?? [...]

Being Held

I’ve been working on my essays for the holiday run of Just Five Things, and they just feel…good.  I had doubts about running it this December (December 2-13) since autumn has been extra full over here.  October was a month-long, online journaling workshop and then I went right into Gratitude Week.  All the while I’ve [...]

Tabula Rasa

It’s the end of another week.  Another Friday.  After another Thursday after another Wednesday after another Tuesday after another…you get the idea.  And you might think that I’m headed towards some reflection on the tedium of it all…the endless repetition and cycle of days and weeks, months and years. On the contrary. It’s this one-after-the-other [...]

I Just Want to Say Thank You

I'm finishing up a summer round of Just Five Things.  As is often the case, I have mixed feelings when a course comes to a close.  On the one hand, I'd love to keep going because the work with my students is so, so good (they are amazing).  On the other hand, I'm ready to [...]

Five on a Tuesday + a Giveaway

I like my lists.  I know you know.  When I just need to get something (anything) down, lists are how I fill my page.  Yes, the to-do lists (there's always a current to-do list). But the other lists.  The ones for gratitude, the ones for right now, the ones for dreams.  I like the way lists [...]

:: Randoming ::

:: this video has been around for a while now but it's so worth the watch...or re-watch :: remember Nichole McVeigh?...she continues to share wonderful interviews with fellow creatives on her website...here is a recent spotlight :: I've got a tried-and-true banana bread recipe, but recently I tried this one...moist, delicious, and not too sweet (I [...]