Posts by Mary Beth

when courage is lost – the fatal wound

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in inspirations, media bar | 1 comment

when courage is lost – the fatal wound

It happened to me. I started to care about what others thought of my writing and images. There is so much tension in this space.  It feels like an internal log jam of the soul.  In one moment my heart would burst open with a moment of pure sweetness that I wanted to express and in a flash the internal critic/editor would say … but “what will they think”. This blog is a canvas to express mySelf, share tiny moments that inspire me or the team, and to excavate my Opus. What I love most about creativity is the uncertainty and then I found myself needing certainty.  In needing...

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Time Alone – an act of (re)membering

Posted by on Jul 14, 2012 in inspirations | 2 comments

Last night my husband asked me,  “Do you need time alone?” My immediate response was, “no, of course not.”  And then I got quiet, the quiet when you sink deep into yourself.  This was not a question for ‘super mom’,entreprenial,graduate school,ohmygodihaveapaperdueonthe17th,sure,i can run at 5:30am,yes,dinnerat6:00isgreat. This was a question for the messyartist,loverofhumanity,ladybugrescuing,tumbleinthegrass,chasemychildrenintheforest,pianoplaying,lover. Yes, yes, I do need time alone.  But why does this yes bring tears to my eyes and make my chest...

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dreaming a new future

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

Americans consume 3.6 zettabytes of data A DAY – trust me it is a lot.  Most of this information is telling me what to buy, think, feel, believe about myself or just passive entertainment.  I think that a new mapping “app” could get created that helps a human find there way back to themselves.  Please app, remind me who I am.   What do I really enjoy?  What are my values?  What do I love? What is deeply important to me? In a recent issue of Newsweek – you know the one, with the sexy women, blind folded on the cover… dished out data about our fantasies.  In...

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when the soul gets dry

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in inspirations, media bar | 1 comment

I have days when I’m certain that my soul gets dry.  It’s the same feeling I get when I wake after a night of sipping great wine.  Much like my tongue sticking to the roof of my mouth, my soul seems to stick to my skin and I lose the pliability to move freely through the world. If I wring her out too much she stops giving the juice that lights a fire of truth.  The wringing of my soul comes from engaging with the humdrum of life – the life others want me to live, the life the magazines says is right for me, the moments when I chose conformity over creativity. I tolerate...

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Resuscitating a Bee

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in inspirations | 1 comment

Resuscitating a Bee

There is something about the capacity of the human heart that just makes me ache.  Today was one of those moments.  My dear friend, Olivia, just recently became a bee keeper (that is another story) and she shared with me an experience she had with one of her bees yesterday.  In listening to her words my body just covered in goose bumps and my eyes filled with honey sweet tears as I entered the most tender human and bee moment.  I asked if she would write the story for me to share with all of you.  An hour later this piece arrived in my email.  Enjoy! Bee Love It is raining Slow, steady,...

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