Creative Practice in the Chaos

The earth aches. It groans with a heavy rumbling, breaching its boundaries. We are left reeling from the the quaking of its wailing. Chaos. Darkness. Gloom. All are pressing against us threatening to overtake us. In moments like these hope is imperative. Speaking life and acting with love toward one another are critical. While there ...

Grace Wins – 31 Days of Affirmation

I’m thinking about words I wrote a few months ago. They seem needed now. So I’m sharing them here because I want to affirm the power and value of grace. I want to be a woman who lives, gives, and invites grace. It might get messy, but it’ll be worth it. Given the current state ...

On Not Belonging {31 Days of Affirmation}

To belong is a choice. A sense of belonging a can be incredibly powerful. I’ve been pondering variations of the word: part, included, involved, seen, heard, in, cliquish, associated with, known by, and others. But I’ve been thinking about it differently as related to how we love and care for ourselves rather than the “need” ...

Not a Failure {31 Days of Affirmation}

“I love failing!” Said no one ever. In this Day 8 #write31daysofaffirmation, I’m talking about the dreaded fail-word. I once heard that failure, or shall I say to fail, is to have your first attempt and learn. I think there’s much grace in that line of thinking. There’s something to be said for practicing kindness ...

Be Your Whole Self {31Days of Affirmation}

Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide. Ralph Waldo Emerson To be wholly one’s self is a gift. To pretend to be someone else is futile. I love the Emerson quote on imitation and envy because I’ve been there, done that, and don’t want to write the book on it. Instead, I want to hold space ...