My heart is heavy for my home state. In some ways we are so lucky. While natural disasters ravage many other parts of our country and planet, our weather challenges have been the types of challenges that we know how to manage. My apologies to Minnesotans dealing with the aftermath of those challenges.
Snow Labyrinth and Changing Directions
I remember the first time I walked a labyrinth was at a spiritual retreat. The directions were simply to walk slowly and quietly and pay attention. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has no dead ends. Every part of it is a segment of the one path to the center. As long as you keep going…
Joy and Gratitude
Today is a gift. It is Monday. The weekend went by so fast. My to-do list was mostly still undone Sunday night and I was giving up. Accepting that I was about to have another week of scrambling from one thing to the next, I noticed my phone buzzing. My employer cancelled Monday due to…
Mind and Body
Today my thoughts are on how easily negative thoughts can become physical illness. I do not want to get too esoteric, just share my experience. My efforts to keep painting and hiking were going well. I started to feel success. As soon as I realized this, I started to self-sabotage.
Many times in my life I have decided that I would begin making art everyday. There have been many times that I wrote “Day 1” at the top of a sketchbook page. Sometimes I get up to Day 15 or 20 before the other important parts of my life require attention and the creation of…
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton