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4 Ideas and Some Art That Are Giving Me Life

February 29, 2024
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(new work “Open Heart” by me…36 x 36″ Mixed media on canvas Available.   “Gertrude Stein defined LOVE as ‘the skillful audacity required to share an inner life.‘…Stein’s idea suggests that…

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5 Ideas GIving me Life This Week

February 22, 2024
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(art featured above is “When She Took Care of Herself Everythign Flowed: To purchase visit this page.  “In my life I have found two things of priceless worth – learning…

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Beautiful Things Grow Out of Ugly Things

February 4, 2024
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(Matisse’s Red Room from my sketchbook drawn at MOMA in New York City) Here Are 5 Ideas That Are Giving Me Life This Week   1.  I could let it be…

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Patience is Also An Action and other Feel Good Ideas for You Now

December 11, 2023
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1. Vitamin P is my supplement of choice heading into 2024. If there is one thing I’ve learned in 56 years,  it is that all good things take time.  Friendships.…

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I’m So Sorry: The Grief and Invisible Loss of the Artist + Creator

November 13, 2023
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Photo: Wolfskull Cretive If you are an artist or a writer/creative, I AM SO SORRY.   As I was re-skimming The Artist’s Way for the bajillionth time this week, it hit…

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Reverse Bucket Lists and More

October 25, 2023
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Here are 5 things I’m Extremely KEEN on this week! 1.  Reverse Bucket Lists Rock.  It’s fabulous to have outrageous dreams and goals.  But, sometimes they can overshadow things and…

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You Need A Reverse Bucket List

October 19, 2023
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It’s important and fabulous to have big dreams + ambitious goals.  But, sometimes they can overshadow things and make us feel less satisfied with our lives…or make us chronically feel…

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The Daily Practice That’s Shaped My Life

October 2, 2023
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(The Red Studio by Matisse in my SHINE notebook…I got to see this marvelous painting this week!) Here are 5 things I’m Extremely KEEN on this week! 1.  This Daily…

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Main Character Energy and 36 Questions to Fall In Love with Somebody You Care About

September 26, 2023
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(photo above by Jen Clark) Here are 5 things I’m Extremely KEEN on this week! 1. MAIN Character Energy!  I spoke to an inspiring young human last week who had just…

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Habit Stacks Are Mean to Change

August 28, 2023
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(photo above: Where I do part of my morning routines!) Here are 5 things I’m Extremely KEEN on this week! 1.  Habits Are Never A Forever Thing.  Habit “stacks” (…

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What Do We Do After We Are Done Feeling Our Feelings? Emotionally Focused Therapy

August 23, 2023
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Art (above) by me- PRINTs, MUGs and more HERE. Here are 5 things I’m Extremely KEEN on this week! 1.  Here’s What to do AFTER you feel your feelings.….last week…

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WARNING: Goats Can Get You Very High and Can Lead to Post Event Collapse Syndrome (PECS)

August 15, 2023
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Here are 5 things I’m Extremely KEEN on this week! 1.  Goats Can Get You VERY High.    I had an insanely fun Saturday morning doing GOAT YOGA last weekend thanks…

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Writing Is A Good Way To Find Out What Is Going On Inside of You

August 8, 2023
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(Photo I took in 2018 when I visited the art studio of Nathalie Lete in Paris) 1. Writing Has A FREAKY Way of Revealing What is REALLY Going On with…

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Turquoise Sells and More Wisdom for Aspiring Artists and Creators

August 4, 2023
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Yes I saw the Barbie movie and YES I am going a second time this week.  There was something so delightful and LIFE BRINGING in this movie made by women…

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Sharing Our Hearts Can Be Dangerous, But Not Sharing them Is a Crime

July 17, 2023
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Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you!  1.  Sharing our hearts through creativity can be dangerous but not sharing them is a crime. This…

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Some of the Most Brilliant Artists in History Were WOO-WOO and Not Afraid to Show It

July 17, 2023
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(See the goddess Lakshmi above depicted receiving the divine assistance of pachyderms! – Image Metropolitan Museum) I’m a HUGE fan of collaborating with spirit in my life + creative work. …

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W is for Waterboarding: The Gifts of Facing Your Fears at Book Club

July 10, 2023
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With time, we become grateful for absolutely everything because we realize it has set us free.   ~message from a spider 🕷 friend. It sounded harmless.  It was a book club,…

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Choose Your Closest Friends LIke You’re Going to War

July 4, 2023
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Art by me. Purchase original HERE. Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you! 1. Choose Your Closest Friends Like You’re Going to War.…

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Nine Ways to Embrace Challenges In Your Midlife Female Friendships

June 26, 2023
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Fostering friendship and connection in your  life is one of the most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing if you are a woman’s or identify as female.  “For…

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When The Going Gets Tough There’s Ceremony

June 25, 2023
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Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you! 1. When the Going Gets Tough, There’s Ceremony.  There’s a reason that our culture has ceremonies…

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The Power of Sacred Pilgrimage and Water Ceremony from the Ganges River

June 19, 2023
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Pilgrimage: A long and arduous journey to a holy place for the purpose of renewing a sense of purpose, or to pray for a miracle.   In the early years of…

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Write Your Bravest Book!

June 19, 2023
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Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you!  1. Ready to write your bravest book? Take long walks in your neighborhood or do your…

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Finding A Way Forward When You Are Feeling Stuck: A Simple Method

June 5, 2023
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(art: The Bears Are Waking Up by me, prints and more here.) My four kids were finally asleep by 7:30 pm. With Justin Bieber cranked to eleven, I sat in…

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Five Good Things!

June 3, 2023
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1. Saturday June 3rd will be the full moon.  I just discovered a new astrologer I think you might like too-  she’s bookish and wise! I really loved this reading for…

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A Few Rules that Make Being Creative Easier

May 26, 2023
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I’ve noticed that I feel so safe here with you! I think it’s because you have said YES to receiving this email and we must share at least one thing: a…

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A Mini Near Death Experience Can Be A Gift

May 8, 2023
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Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you! 1.  I WANT TO BE FULL CODE.  After returning from Japan, I began the physically +…

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Japan Makes the Sacred Visible

May 1, 2023
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Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you! 1. Make the Sacred Visible. I am just back from Japan with my friend Monique, and…

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Sitting with Those Who Are Dying Is A Blessing

April 19, 2023
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Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you! 1.  Sitting with Those Who Are Dying is a Blessing.  As my sister Maria, my dad’s…

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Carrying the Love Forward

March 26, 2023
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Greetings friends! My mom was forever buying my sister @mariabamfordcomedy and I “good coats” so that in case they died (on vacation), we would be prepared for their funeral. As…

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How to Capture Creative Ideas and Begin a Project

March 20, 2023
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Here is my short list of FEEL GOOD ideas I hope will inspire you! 1. Wrestling butterflies is hard work.  Sometimes I have so many ideas- or whispers of them anyway—-it…

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