Where do I feel most comfortably situated? Some will never ask. How does this place, this moment, feel in my body? I find myself asking constantly. I feel the best along the shores of large bodies of water. I feel the worst next to a fire. I feel ethereal upon mountain tops. I feel crushed … Continue reading Elements & Setting.
I am feeling restrained by mindfulness this morning. My desire to do *everything* is flared. But this nagging feeling comes in: ‘remember mindfulness, remember this body, embody a regulated nervous system.’ I rebel. I feel this desperate urge to MOVE, to DO, to PRODUCE, to ACHIEVE, and even at this moment, to WRITE. It is … Continue reading To Do or To Untangle.
- I write differently. - I tend to write sentences that are more a statement of my truth rather than points to be argued. - I write sentences as a list that I shift and reorder over and over until it congeals into a cohesive piece. - My sentences are often numbered- but not today. … Continue reading Technique.
September is here. School is back on. Autumn is 3 weeks away. This has always been a time of change for me. I've found myself so dysregulated lately, the last week particularly, and I have seen it as another opportunity to explore. Why am I so stressed out? My daughter is going back to school. … Continue reading Changes.
I know that there is so much messaging out there about making sure your work is perfectly aligned with your brand and what society is all about, but I would love to just propose that maybe we can all give ourselves the grace to show up imperfectly once in a while and see what happens. … Continue reading The Fear of Showing up Imperfectly.
There are times where I am so tired. I am weary from being afraid and feeling imperfect. I get pinned underneath the weight of my stories. It's in this place, when I get good and quiet, that I encounter a feeling... The desperation eases and I feel hope. It's a whisper, to be sure. But … Continue reading Perfect.
When you show up for something consistently, the activity becomes a comfortable place to be and space for expansion and wonder. When I was running long distances, I would get settled in my pace and I was able to ponder creative insights and solutions to all of my daily issues. Currently I have a journaling … Continue reading How Can I Best Show Up?
What is your idea of heaven on Earth? Every human has their basic needs met.Every human addresses their shit- (ie- their trauma, their conditioning, their inner world, their ego, etc).Every human is connected to their awareness/soul.Every human feels and acknowledges their intuition.Every human does what lights them up.Every human has a purpose that is no … Continue reading Heaven on Earth.
It is a new day and I am grateful. For every challenging day I have, I know that a good rest and a new dawn follow. It may not be a better day, but it is different and I know I am also different. Growth happens during rest and I feel that I have more … Continue reading Dawn.
Sometimes inspiration strikes hard. Sometimes it's a small whisper. Today it was a slap in the face. *Pay attention to me. Paint this.* I was walking on my favourite forest path and it felt like I could hear everything. Every bird song. Every small critter rustling in the grass. Every snap of a twig. Every … Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?