Category Archives: Self Love

Time for Reflections

Time for Reflections

Reflections, new painting

Reflecting on Tribes I have Known

Finding your Tribe has been the thing to do for decades. Something brings you together and you interact, learn, and hopefully, grow in knowledge about yourself and them. Tribes come in many forms, artist groups, gallery groups, family you’re born or marry into, job colleagues, women’s groups- the list goes on. Each had its time, place, and focus. I realize now that I’ve stepped away from each of these. Some inner clock said it was time to move on. Tribes served their purpose, but we were ultimately, very different people. I’m working on accepting the fact that I march to a different drummer. I release them all to go their own way, wishing them well.

It’s interesting, because none of us can ever really go back to the way things were. Maybe that’s why families have such growing pains. We each are constantly changing, expanding, moving on, yet when families get together, we seem to be thrown right back into the same dynamic we had when we were kids! It takes a leap of faith to accept everyone on their ever shifting path, as we seek a bit of respect ourselves.

The biggest trick is accepting yourself, loving who you are NOW, and not chasing after the past. I’m always so excited when I find someone from the past. I think I want to reconnect just the way we used to years ago. But that isn’t living in the now. They are different and may not share this enthusiasm. Each life is so layered in the physical and emotional body, we are like two strangers coming together, not really knowing where the other has been. I need to respect and accept that. I’ve always believed that when someone walks away, don’t chase after them. I need to embody and live that truth. I can remember the good times, but not relive them.

‘Clear + Let Go. Today is about letting go of material items to make room for the beauty that tomorrow has to offer; to ask yourself ‘does this bring me happiness?’ And if the answer is ‘no’ then to let it go.’ Danyelle Andrews #captureyourgrief

In Reflection, join me in letting go of emotional baggage that returns to tug at your heartstrings. Let’s live in simplicity and peace. I invite you to acknowledge your now, let go of anything that is not serving and surrender to allowing things to be as they are, instead of how you think they should be. Letting go always opens new doors, new opportunities, and new possibilities. And be gentle with yourself. Repeat after me, ‘I’m doing the best that I can, and that is always enough.’

October Dawn
Clouds at Dawn this morning over our house

Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone. Mitch Albon

Thoughts of Home

Thoughts of Home

As Hurricanes Devastate Paradise, I Contemplate ‘Home’. Home, our security, our refuge, our sanctuary, the roof over our heads, physically and emotionally, it holds all our accumulated treasures of a lifetime. But there are at least two other ‘homes’. One is our community, our tribe, our people. These we connect to in times of celebration…Continue Reading

Out of the Chaos and Into the Womb

Out of the Chaos and Into the Womb

                                               French Bouquet Sky, I think I’ll save this video for The Sensual Artist                                                 classes. Colors from a French Bouquet of Anniversary flowers with 3 Ravens added! When the Shame, Sadness, Fear, and Pain Reach the Edge of Overwhelm: Deload Today was a retreat to the womb day. I came across the term ‘deload’…Continue Reading

3 Ways to Create Big Changes In Your Life

3 Ways to Create Big Changes In Your Life

 Big Changes Call for Big Actions. “Make Living Itself an art, that is the goal. ” Henry Miller It’s so Easy to coast through life keeping busy, with every day like yesterday. But that won’t move us forward. The Big question is ‘How Best to use my Time?’ Working on yourself is really a daily…Continue Reading

4 Steps to Be Master of your Life

4 Steps to Be Master of your Life

Being Master & Commander of Your Ship Exploring the sailing port towns of southern Connecticut and Rhode Island, takes you back to an amazing time of hearty settlers, shipbuilders, and sailors. Homes and towns dating from the 17th and 18th Century still hold their historic magic over all. I just kept thinking of the whalers,…Continue Reading

Stability in a Shifting World

Stability in a Shifting World

Do You ever Wonder how to be Grounded in the Whirlwind of Life? The Whisperings & Lessons of Fox Medicine still come to me. Thick and Lush, the Forest holds many secret places, and hidden dangers. The 1700’s stone wall is the  highway for small creatures, as the stream flows deeply beyond, cutting through it…Continue Reading