resiliency & boundaries


Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They’re compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment. -Brené Brown

I was relieved to be reminded of this fact, so much so that warm tears welled and trickled down my face … Continue reading

stories unraveling and revealing meaning

community art table - paint - stargardenerAll of life is story, story unraveling and revealing meaning. -Madeleine L’Engle

“Life as Art” is the theme for the August planning pages. An intention of allowing our days to be a creative practice: an ever-developing skill set; the application of our imagination + the act of being; the choice of seeking & noticing within the mundane to create personal masterpieces on the canvas of 24 hours. Continue reading

tomorrow’s dreams today [giveaway]

tomorrows dreams todayYour soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey. -John O’Donohue

Mandy Steward doesn’t edit her soul; she trusts this oblique side of herself. And she is currently offering a marvelously-inspiring ecourse, Tomorrow’s Dreams Today.

☛ And every purchase of the August Guide & Planning Pages (made by Sunday, July 31) will qualify as an entry to win a spot in this e-course! Because I believe in {you} — and I believe in the power of your dreams, Braveheart!
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life as art

11 desk work space - stargardener

And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer. -Rilke

A quick post today as a point of summary + a glimpse at my recent creative planning  + resource links, a giveaway and a free download!

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dismantling procrastination

quoted text from Right Brain Planner™ July journal-planning pages

quoted text from July Right Brain Planner™ journal-planning pages

You must take some small step or the ideas will remain jammed up and the creative pressure behind the jam will continue to escalate. … quiet your mind by gently siphoning off its overflow, not adding to it. –Julia Cameron

What if delays are not truly delays? What if you are precisely where you are supposed to be? Continue reading