05 Mar 2013
March 5, 2013

Lead with your Heart

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“Compassion invited us to this unbearably repetitive, slow, complex path of self-discovery, to show us that only when we surrender our idea of how things should be going do we notice that the entire thing is breathtakingly beautiful.” ~Martha Beck Lesson for today: the should word. Today I crawled into bed for a nap at 2:00 p.m… read more →

Sometimes life seems to demand too many things from us all at once. I find I can handle everything just fine,   then a couple of small junky things happen, then a large one and crap. I fall down the rabbit hole of overwhelm and sadness once again. I’ve done a great deal of thinking and.. read more →

11 Feb 2013
February 11, 2013

Lessons from a Pop Up Card

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I was asked to make a card to cheer up a young woman whose knee injury would keep her from downhill skiing for the rest of the winter. I decided to go all fancy and make a pop up card. I’m an artist so you might think “no big deal”. But it is to me.. read more →

03 Feb 2013
February 3, 2013

Bouncing Back … FAST

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“We come. We go. And in between we try to understand.”  – Rod Steiger Today I woke up happy. Peaceful contentment. It’s as though all the big and little pieces of my past aligned into this great big blob of gratitude. I put on my warm clothes and walked with Little Big Dog into the.. read more →