full moon & no more walls

full moon story - stargardenerI 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

Currently, there is fullness; and there is a dismantling, a simplification — a fulfillment. Continue reading

self-directed study // autonomy

its my turn - gluebookRather than trying to act big and strong, we allow ourselves to be small and convalescent. -Julia Cameron, Finding Water

the whyA self-directed study as a practice develops your sense of autonomy — your now, your “in-this-moment” — and contributes your wholeness and a deeper sense of self-compassion.
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Week 40 // my self-directed study

Week 40 planning page

Week 40 // weekly page from October planning pages

I found I could say things with colors that I couldn’t say in any other way — things that I had no words for. -Georgia O’Keeffe

Week 40: the best and worst of days; color was my language + first days of October; writing a daily post regarding the why and how of a self-directed study.
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self-directed study // the why

Bone by bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back. Through night dreams, through events half understood and half remembered, Wild Woman comes back. She comes back through story. - Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves

“Bone by bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back. Through night dreams, through events half understood and half remembered, Wild Woman comes back. She comes back through story.” -Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. –Jim Rohn

During the month of October, I will be sharing ideas about why and how to create a self-directed study. Paying attention to what has your attention is the essential first step. Followed by compiling lists of books you want to read, topics that pique your interest, activities or skill sets you want to learn more about — all excellent beginnings for your own self-directed study! Continue reading