• Body Wisdom Project,  Creative Growth

    Body Wisdom Project {Believing Moon}

    This moonth’s focus word for the Body Wisdom Project is believe.  The Believing Moon…..as I like to think of it.  There are many ways to interpret that word and even more ways to apply it. My intention is to hold onto what I know of the word and let it be my partner as I investigate the wisdom the body has to offer. This has brought up a lot of uncertainty for me.  What does it mean to believe in my body?  What does it look like to live in a way which honors the wisdom of my body as if it is real…as if I can believe in it…

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  • Moon Mystery

    We Now Interrupt this Regularly Scheduled Program

    If you have been hanging out with me since the first of the year, you might be expecting a post for This Sense-sational Life today. Or perhaps some words of wisdom from the Body Wisdom Project.  Well, I have a Sense that I am coming down with a little something, so I am going to listen to my body’s wisdom and tuck in for a bit of self-care. In the meantime, please enjoy this Full Moon Meditation I was saving for a rainy day….or if you have been anywhere around my neck of the woods, you will know I was saving it for a super windy day! Be well! If…

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  • Art Retreats

    Working on Workshops

    On Tuesday’s This Sense-sational Life post, I talked about the Sense of Choice and my shift from working for someone else to building a life around my dreams.  This week, my dreams are in front of me in a big way.  On Saturday I will be presenting at the South Western Unitarian Universalist Women’s Conference along with Jessica of Heath Roots.  I will also set up my art as a vendor.  What fun! Whole Woman Workshop Jessica and I are sharing our Whole Woman Workshop there.  During the event, we invite women to come into the circle of sisterhood and explore through dance, storytelling, and doll making the essence of…

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  • Coaching,  This Sense-ational Life

    This Sense-Sational Life {choice}

    This Sense-sational Life is a blogging series that explores the senses as a way of cultivating a more mindful, connected life.  This week’s post touches on one of the senses I have been working with for the last year as I moved from being employed by other to starting my journey as a Soul Proprietor. It has been one of the most amazing adventures of my life that come our of a Sense of Choice. .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. Sense of Choice My husband, Eric, is fascinated with the symbolism of The Crossroads.  He looks for it in movies, mythology, legend, and in his own life.  Because we share so much, I have taken to looking for it as…

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  • Coaching

    Who loves ya, baby?!

    Love is in the air!  I especially feel it after the great Party Line call we had last night. Big thanks to all the Creatives who called in during it and for those who sent well wishes!  You made me feel very blessed that I get to do what I love. Speaking of love, I want to share some with you. As you may recall, I chose the word GIFT as my focus word for the year.  I have been exploring it in a variety of ways and enjoying where it is taking me. Today is a perfect day for that word. I want to share my gifts with you,…

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  • Creative Growth,  Healing Art,  This Sense-ational Life

    This Sense-sational Life {blessing}

    This Sense-sational Life is a blogging series that explores the senses as a way of cultivating a more mindful, connected life.  This week’s post is inspired by a women’s ceremony called The Blessing Way. .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. The women gathered around one woman whose body was round with child. A first-time mother joined by the first-time father.  The grandparents beaming.  The friends fluttered around in excitement…in anticipation…and then, in celebration.  It began with food. It always begins with food. Then the showering of gifts. Booties, lots of booties. Onesies adorned with cute sayings, stripes and the occasional monkey. Crocheted this and that.  The mother’s smile growing, the vision of the family’s life taking shape.…

  • Creative Growth,  Creativity Tribe Party Line

    Body Wisdom Project {believe}

    Twice a month I check in here to fill you in on the Body Wisdom Project I am doing with Jessica of Hearth Roots.  Body Wisdom Project represents our desire to have a deeper connection with the body.  We began on the first New Moon of 2013, choosing a word to carry us through the Moonth. I named that first cycle after the word we chose, Listening Moon. I posted for the New Moon and Full Moon.    Reflecting on January’s Listening Moon We chose the word Believe as our focus for 2013’s second Moon cycle.  To be honest, I have no idea where following that word and paying attention…

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  • Inspiration

    This Blooming Day

    Dear Creative Spirit….this day is rooting for you. It invites you to mold it, mend it, and make it into the vision you have been holding.  It is a gift.  Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let go of the big block, so that this day can bloom for you.  

  • Creative Growth,  Healing Art,  Wellness

    Love of Massage

    Falling in Love with Massage Before I ever had a massage, I knew I wanted to love it.  I didn’t know why I needed massage in my life, I just knew I did.  The first time I had a massage, I went because I was ALL knotted up, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Massage doesn’t just work with the physical body. It also has the ability to touch the emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. I have always been a sensitive person. As a child, I cried easily.  My feelings were delicate. I held onto the weight of the world. My body took it all in. I had just graduated from high school…

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  • Creative Growth,  Guest Blogger,  This Sense-ational Life

    This Sense-ational Life {overwhelm}

    This Sense-ational Life is a blogging series that explores the senses as a way of cultivating a more mindful, connected life.  This week’s post features guest blogger Jessica Brogen of In Search of Dessert ~ A Metaphor for a Transformed Life.    -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. Sense of Overwhelm Greetings fellow creative spirits! I’m so happy to be blogging to you today from my friend Rachél Payne’s fantastic site. Of course, if you’ve been following along, you already know that Rachél has chosen 2013 to be the year of discovering, encouraging and exploring our senses. When I first heard Rachél’s call for blog posts around the “Senses” and a “Sensational Life,” I have to admit, my…