disguised to ourselves


Autumn beauty: letting go …

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. -Samuel Butler

Releasing what no longer serves us is one of the seasons of the being human. And in the release there is always the proverbial fruit of the seen and unseen.

Just as there are varying weeks of transition before Autumn winds finally whisk away the remaining leaves from tree tops — the process and duration of our own “shedding” tends to vary and take longer than we secretly expect. Continue reading

there are no certain routes: extending your best effort


Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore. -Cheryl Strayed

A little over three years ago I shared a café table with Mary Anne Radmacher. A table embellished art journals, watercolors, half-full coffee mugs and breakfast dishes — and air that felt sparkly and full of possibility!
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new moon, new offerings!


journal-planner panels and art from the Right Brain Planner® 2017 Planning Kit and “Sacred Solitude” guide added to a 5″x8.25″ softcover Moleskine cahier

When we peer deeply into each moment, we can see what that moment was designed to allow us to express. –Neale Donald Walsch

Today is the new moon; a time I designate as an opportunity to begin anew and to resume that which was paused for a cycle.
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there are no certain routes: working out loud

a new journal & art mail

new journal from Cognitive-Surplus.com & art mail | Artist Credit-Letter and Found Poetry Art: Cherry Balme

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. -Toni Morrison

I started right brain planning experiments and created Right Brain Planner® because I needed a planner that had yet to be published.

Writing it — testing ideas, designing pages and blogging about it — has felt vulnerable and painstakingly slow. And yet I continue to know: this creative process is my Must. Continue reading