When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way

Quote of the Moment: “Out of your use of awareness comes all that you experience.” JAS – Clue #12, Design and Live the Life You Love How do you Design and Live the Live You Love when life doesn’t go as you desire? Recently, I turned to meditation, yoga, nature and watching children play, with the intention of mining the …

Negative Space

Quote of the Moment: “Let seeing/drawing be the celebration of the eye in love, instead of pictures to be framed.” Fredrick Franck – The Zen of Seeing A few weeks ago I decided to take a drawing and watercolor class with Anne Brooke, a local artist and art teacher. Having finished my book I wanted to reconnect with the artistic …

Nature’s Answer

Quote of the Moment: “…the greatest treasure is not what I achieve; it’s who I am becoming.” — Jo Anna Shaw, Design & Live the Life YOU Love A few weeks ago some of my poetry friends were inspired to participate in an event called 100 Poets for Change”, which was initiated by a not for profit organization of the …

Bloomsbury Poetry Reading October 2014

In October 2014, I was part of the Rogue Valley Poetry Association’s poetry reading at Bloomsbury Bookstore in Ashland Oregon. It was my first poetry reading. As I viewed the video once again, I noticed that the last two poems I read – Riding Lesson and Twin Falls – are two poems that opened chapters, which I call Guideposts, in …

Your Work-Life is a Mirror

Quote of the Day: “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” J.R.R. Tolkien The moon, like a mirror, reflects the light of the sun. Its reflection is most brilliant when it stands opposite the sun in its fullness, unobstructed by the shadow of the earth. Similarly, your work-life reflects your brilliance or your Projection Dilemma shadow, which blocks it. …