Being Here AND There: The Beauty of Transition

Sooo… I usually do NOT like the word transition. Feeling in limbo can be so uncomfortable, as if we are neither here nor there. I’ve felt this MANY times in my life. Wanting to feel solid, HOME, clear and yet feeling that uncertain floatiness (technical term here) and oh the waiting! Well, I want to …

My Two Secrets to Living a Joyful Life

Life has been both simple and wonderful lately. So much magic to be found, manifestations abound, things are simply flowing. Sure, there are challenges and hiccups that throw me off track at times, but I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve for handling those.  The number one secret that has kept me “on track” …

How I Heal Myself Through Art & Creation, Without Even Realizing it!

Each of us has darker aspects of our personalities. I know I do. There is value to EVERY part of one’s personality, and problems really only occur when we are out of balance, when we are out of touch with our Source–our Truth–and those “dark” parts take hold. Art and creating, of any form, has …

9 Reasons to Go Complaint-Free Starting Now

I completed the Uplevel Your Life mastery program in 2011, and the one thing that profoundly changed my life more than anything else was committing to going complaint-free. It didn’t mean that I never complained again, but that I am more aware and open to SOLUTIONS.  I’d like to share an article written by Christine …

Unique and Creative Ways to Nurture the Earth: Whats YOUR Style?

How can your care for the earth in your own unique way? Whether you are an artist or an accountant, you have your own unique gifts and can apply them toward caring for the earth. Think of your strengths, what delights you. The cool thing is, there is no one answer, but there is always one …

Music: This Creative Mom’s Saving Grace

Do you love music? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t. Are you a sensitive person, physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, however-a-lly? If you are reading this, I am guessing that you are. Bonus points if you happen to also be a mom like me, who is often  overwhelmed by any combination of wild …

Word of the Year: Why & How to Choose One

Laying a foundation for my creative business, moving to a new house and reintegrating as a family, the death of my grandmother, and reinstating creative rhythm in my life; Let’s just say 2011 has been  intense for me. It is a good thing I had Grace, my word of the year, to back me up. …

Checking In: A crucial step that keeps you aligned with your truth & purpose

A simple and easy way to feel relief and clarity is to pause and check in with yourself and your life. What’s going on right now? What needs to be done, what needs to be simplified? What are your next steps? Most importantly, how are you feeling? The other day a woman asked me why …

Anxious, Overwhelmed, or in a Rut? Here are RESET BUTTONS for clarity and relief

So I know if you clicked on this to read, you don’t need “more stuff” on your plate. Let’s keep this simple and easy. ANY time you feel anxious or overwhelmed, you reserve the right to AT THE VERY LEAST… 1.) Take a moment to JUST …B…R…E…A…T…H…E…   Gather yourself another moment and borrow one …

Create More Sacred Space in Your Life by Unplugging & Turning Down the Noise

Do you need space? Are you often overwhelmed or scattered? Ever want to just crawl into bed, pull the covers over and hide for awhile? Have you ever felt the paradox of feeling so busy and yet unable to define what you’ve actually DONE all day? That vague sense of incompletion and just-out-of-reach-ness can feel …

Extreme Self-Care: How to nourish your creative spirit & increase your energy

Have you nourished yourself today? As a creative person who wants to make a positive difference in the world, it is absolutely crucial that you take extra special care of yourself first. Gone are the days when martyrdom and suffering were the noble way of life. It’s time to nourish ourselves so well that we …

I See You: Why meaningful connections are crucial to your creative well-being

“I see you.” You may or may not have seen the movie Avatar. When the people (Na’vi) of Pandora greet each other, they say (in their language), “I see you.” This is such a beautiful way to interact! Think about it. When you are passing someone, you are not judging them, not requesting any personal …

My Everyday Magic: A simple ritual that yields profound happiness

Update: You can find me on http://myeverydaymagic.com  on Wednesdays! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are some things that you can feel good about right now? What have you felt good about before? What do you look forward to? What pleases you, makes you smile, or warms your heart? What are the best highlights of the day? The month? …

Above all else, BREATHE.

Do you ever notice that you are holding your breath, even just a little? Many of us are breathing shallowly to begin with, and at times we don’t even realize that we are holding our breath all-together! I encourage you to take a deep breath in right now… Breathe in one more time, slowly…..breathe life …

Creativity Binder: How to create your own visual sanctuary

Often I am asked “Where to start?” when it comes to creating and living a positive and exhilarating creative journey. One of the best things I did to ground myself in my journey, was to start a Creativity Binder. Call it what you want, it can be a Binder of Inspiration, Book of Creativity, Creative …