New Beginnings – How About September?

September 1, 2015

 Could you use a Fresh Start in some area of your life?   (I am  raising my hand!)   In recent weeks, I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about September as ripe for new beginnings. It’s the back-to-school time in the northern hemisphere. Maybe you have school aged children you helped get ready to […]

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Creativity Feeds My Heart

January 16, 2015

  Have you ever wished you were finding more time to make art or engage creativity in other ways? I know I have felt a greater sense of wellbeing, contentment, and happiness when I schedule time on a regular basis to take creative actions. Last week, I was one of many people who received an email asking us […]

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More Gifts from the Heart: Give Experiences & Memories

December 13, 2014

Beyond today’s post, you might enjoy checking out more ideas for simple gifts from the heart: Gifts from the Heart  Gift Guide for Making Memories Bits of Magical Childhood Christmases   What gifts mean the most to you? I asked myself this question several months ago. Three favorites came to mind: 1) Experiences 2) Memories 3) […]

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A Mother’s Gifts to Her Daughter, Still Giving 70+ Years Later

November 21, 2014

  This is a story about a mother’s love for her daughter, and about gifts of celebration and compassion given through creative expression. It is also about a daughter still cherishing these gifts, still cherishing the mother who gave them, more than seventy years later. The first gift was a poem the mother wrote to mark […]

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Fun Photos in a Beach Town

October 24, 2014

  I am vacationing in a beach town on the eastern shore of Maryland in the U.S., it is called Ocean City. Rather than an article this time, I hope you will enjoy seeing a selection of the images I’ve been snapping these first few days.   So far, the most sun we have seen was […]

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Benefits of Doing One Thing You Love

October 10, 2014

  While photographing in the garden early this evening, I suddenly thought, “I am doing something I love!”           About fifteen months ago, I discovered I have a lot of fun taking pictures with my smartphone camera – especially of nature shots. I had a lovely adventure with an online photo course in the summer of […]

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Gratitude & Creativity to Get Back on Track, Part 2

September 19, 2014

  The focus in today’s Part 2 is the Creativity part of this post’s title. In the previous post, Part 1, Gratitude was the spotlighted approach for getting back on track in your life. Creativity After exploring a handful of possible ways to Create, I will explain how this can tie into getting back on track when […]

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Gratitude and Creativity to Get Back on Track, Part 1

September 12, 2014

When I’m feeling down, unmotivated, blah, without inspiration, numb, sad, or any combination of these states, what helps me realign with passion for life? There might well be a very long list of possible answers. This time around, I feel most drawn to 2 easy answers: Gratitude and Creativity. Sometimes I feel like my mind and body […]

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Interviewing Author of “Sparkling Colors”

August 29, 2014

Today I’m happy to share an interview with Andrea Zimmerl, author of the book, Sparkling Colors: Enjoy with All Your Senses. She blogs from her home in Vienna, Austria, at about Art & Senses, Understanding You, Creative How-To, Spirited Folks, and, Vegan Kitchen Creativity. I love Andrea’s eBook. It is a source of fun, […]

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Book Share: Good Reads to Tantalize Our Brains

August 8, 2014

Welcome to a wonderland of cool books to explore. All are available as eBooks, and at least a couple are also in paperback. All are written by people I know (a little or a lot); some I correspond with through a bloggers group, two others I’ve known over twenty years. I’d love to hear what […]

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