• AEDM,  Big Dreams in Action,  Creative Growth

    Supernova Woman

    The Full Moon was waiting for me when I went outside this evening.  It surprised me.  I had been waiting for her, but I got busy with life.  Before I knew it she was there, hanging out on the edge of the neighborhood, wanting to play.  This is my first full moon after the end of my Touch the Moon e-course.  Offering that class was intense in the best way. It encouraged me to show up daily for several months and be in touch with that celestial beauty in the sky.  In turn, I was more in touch with myself. So here I am, a full moon in the sky…

  • AEDM,  Better Living,  Creative Growth

    When Life Clicks

    Have you ever had a time in your life when you wished for something to SHIFT?  When you WISHED for a more refined way of living?  Where you yearned for a life in ALIGNMENT with your heart’s deepest desires? Well, the last month, something is just clicking away that keeps guiding me there. Click, click, CLICK!  Life is clicking.  There isn’t one thing I can point to and say, “This was THE thing!”  Instead it has been more about listening and taking small steps towards the small WHISPER inside. We all have that whisperer who lets us know what the NEXT RIGHT STEP is.  All it really wants is to…

  • AEDM,  Challenges

    Circle Art

    This last week when I attended the Paint Mojo Texas Retreat with Tracy Verdugo, we spent time exploring our personal symbols.  I have to confess that jazzed me like nobody’s business!  I like symbols.  I look for them out in the world, in the way of logos, graffiti tags, signs, patterns, etc.  I collect books that explore ancient markings including hieroglyphics, runes, labyrinths and mazes. This evening at the bookstore, I sat, listening to folk music and letting my pen explore the page.  I began with one of my favorite symbols, the simple circle.  I added marks, allowing my hand and mind to automatically go from one strata to the…

  • Better Living,  Creativity

    Choosing this Moment

    Most of us say to ourselves, “I want to be more creative. I want to do more art.” Today is in front of you. This moment is begging for you to choose IT, shouting, “Pick me. Pick me.” And when you do, you are really picking yourself. It is just that simple.

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  • Better Living,  Creative Growth

    Cheating Death

    I faced Death today. It is part of turning my life around. I decided a few days ago that I would change my story to change my life. The main goal: to finally be rid of the nagging feeling that I would die at the age of 45 like my mother and her father both did.  With 45 only 30 months away, I felt if I was going to change my story, this would be the time to do it! I started by going to the place where the story lives, inside me.  Shall I take you along, as if you were there? Let’s go. I got very still and…

  • Dreamward Bound

    Life in All Its Fullness

    We all have a sacred path we sit in front of, sacred in the sense that it calls to our very soul. It whispers  in the darkness, twinkles around us in the light of day, makes us feel alive as we move down it or encourages us to wish for some place new when you have forgotten it and lost your way.  The path is like this huge magnet that directs our lives or makes us fight hard to move against it. We travel the road on our own, but if we are lucky, it runs parallel to the roads of others who are on their own shiny path.  Seeing…

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  • Art-ivity,  E-course

    Stress Less Holiday E-Course

    For years, I have been hosting pre-holiday parties. We gather together to support one another’s vision of what the upcoming season will look like…. ….how we can move past the chaos of the holidays and into a place of personal peace. We help each other create more beautiful, more meaningful, less hectic holidays. This is my invitation to you to choose a more relaxing holiday.  Join me and the gathering of Creatives as we create PEACE in our corner of the world during the StressLess Holiday E-Course. You might be thinking, “I can’t add MORE to my holiday list of To Do’s.”  Imagine though how starting the holiday season with…

  • Creative Growth

    My Creative Growth

    When I started running my own creative biz, I made a decision that the best way to guarantee that I could be the best I could be was to regularly practice self-care, schedule opportunities for continuing education, to play, and to live authentically….scars, beauty marks and all.  This is what I am doing for my creative growth. Coaching School Yep, I have headed back to school!  I LOVE learning.  A few years ago, I completed my Masters in Counseling, and now I am fine tuning my love of helping others by joining Brandi Graves at iCoach University for coach school. I will be wrapping up my coach training soon, until…

  • Creativity

    Creativity is….

    I throw the word creativity around a lot. It is a product of leading a life that is packed full of creative endeavors. I take my creativity with me everywhere, and even at home, it is front and center. I might as well have it tattooed across my forehead! With that kind of focus on a word, it isn’t surprising that nearly daily someone announces to me that they are not creative. They always say it like they are apologizing. They want to be creative but aren’t….in their eyes. I think what is happening, though, is that they have a pre-conceived notion of what creativity is. They have placed it…

  • Creative Growth

    Listening Inward

    I like to know where I stand.  I like things spelled out in black and white.  I like things tied up, nice and neat. But sometimes life gets messy. And we have to let go of what is safe…. And reach for what is right. If we are lucky, we will find the path that is made for us. But how do we know when it is time to leave the proven for the possible? We listen inward. What do you hear when you get quiet and go inward?