claiming our-selves beyond productivity

One of the dictionary definitions of the verb “to claim” is: to take as the rightful owner; to assert in the face of possible contradiction.  -Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence

Living a life you love begins with claiming the right to rest. It is grounded in “loving” — naming, entering into relationship with, accepting as much as you can in that moment — the life you are currently living.
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the constraints of a problem

Right Brain Planner®

full-moon collage on a template from the Right Brain Planner™ 2017 Planning Kit

I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls. -Anais Nin

The moon cycles through its phases each month; waxing from dark to light, then waning to darkness. I have noticed over and over how it coincides with my own cycles: full moon times feel a bit manic … Continue reading

[simply begin: create one thing ☛ overcome journal envy & perfectionism]

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I confess. I have journal envy e-v-e-r-y time I see stacks of journals shared online. Of course this is quickly followed by the paralysis of perfectionism. How to get started? When would I have time? How can I create my own stacks of artsy pages??

Short answers:

  • Envy? Me, too! 😉
  • Let’s flip the envy to be motivation.
  • One page at a time. (Or one art card at a time!)

Longer answers + links with all the details …
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to believe is like breathing

🎊prompt and a sparkly dare✨ — 🎆 what would you do if you knew you could not fail? #NYEArtParty2017

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It has been one week since we celebrated a new calendar year. We have wishes and dreams-awaiting … our response to “new” is alive [if only faintly] within each of us.

One of the prompts I shared at this year’s New Year’s Eve Party was:

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concentrate on one thing

Hello, 2017 🎊 #morningafter #NYEArtParty2017 // 🎆🙌🏽🔮📿 … beginning of a life of which I could have only dreamed. -Neale Donald Walsh

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The important thing is to start. Somewhere. -Tammy Garcia, Daisy Yellow

Simply begin. Doing one thing. Anything.  Continue reading