Category Archives: Art and Life

Be The Artists, Writers, Creators of Life

Be The Artists, Writers, Creators of Life

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We are all the Storytellers of our Lives

Are you a notetaker of inspired thoughts, do you keep a dream book, or journal your vacation pictures with details? Telling stories is the Human thing to do. I have journals filled with so many adventures, visions, and experiences, that My Peak Challenge is to get something pulled together and completed. I’ve heard 99% of hopeful writers never complete a project. It’s never done, or good enough, or makes any sense. I say stop the doubt and comparisons to others! It’s time for each of us to share our gift with the world.

I feel like the little buds covering the forest trees, full of potential but not seeing the end game in sight. But that’s all right. I think it’s even part of the process. The seed does most of the work in the dark, shifting, doubling in size, until one day it blooms when it’s time to shine. Like the baby Ravens in our yard, crashing into trees as they learn to fly, and squawking or softly calling ‘Maa” before becoming the loud cawing guardians of the hood, we all begin somewhere.

I start by transcribing my notes onto Pages, typing, organizing, even just printing it out makes it look more professional! The First Step opens the door to the next. Like the fledgling learning to fly, nothing happens until you start.

Then I look to good writers that I love. I reread their books in a new way, looking at how they move the story along, how they introduce dialogue to create interest and details, and how to create scenes that trigger all the senses. This is learning to write a page-turner, not just a story- and it’s beautiful!

Most importantly: doing the new makes you deeply aware of this moment in your life. Mindfulness takes you on new journeys to explore your Self. It takes the rigidity of sameness out of life. Time slows down the more aware you are.

So Savor this day. Challenge yourself and create something unbelievable as only you can. Pursue your art with diligence and passion. Read some great thoughts about stories as blogs, Or another idea is writing an ebook, and my favorite of all is Diana Gabaldon, who never writes in a linear fashion, talk about her writing process on her blog and again here or in her very wonderful Outlandish Companions.

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Our Time to Bloom

Our Time to Bloom






          Super Bloom is Happening Now, when stark deserts turn into Seas of Luscious Rich Colored Flowers Seeds, buried deep for decades, are waking up due to the perfect combination of long steady rains and milder temperatures. These are tough survivors returning to life, looking delicate but prolific, blooming where flowers…Continue Reading

The Mystical & Cyberspace

The Mystical & Cyberspace






Days of Demands, Distractions, & Decisions My first real warning of a problem brewing was when Donald the Russian (I’m not making this up!!) somehow appeared as a member of my online class without paying! Then suddenly, both of my WordPress sites became un-secured. Next came the results from an orthodontist: braces for 2 years…Continue Reading

The Land of Poets, Dreamers, and Explorers

The Land of Poets, Dreamers, and Explorers






Vernal Equinox: Balance Reality with Imagination At this magical time of the year, when the daylight is about as long as the night, let’s shift our focus from the reality out there, to the personal within. Remember a time when you use to immerse yourself in everything you did? When the only thing that mattered…Continue Reading

Committed to Happiness

Committed to Happiness






Mind is just crazy to defend itself, validate, be right It’s such an obsessive thing. I understand it’s kept me alive this long and served me well. But there has to come a time to reign it in, get control, and just settle down. Mind can’t stand to be disrespected, dishonored, or especially dismissed! But…Continue Reading