INSPIRATIONS

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Two golden nuggets from the Love Lab

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

A few of us from Opus Group NW went to hear John Gottman share his new research on the art of a healthy relationship.  He is famous for the Love Lab that he and his team created in partnership with the UW.  With this lab he has tons of great science on what works.  His books are worth a read as they provide advice that is easy to apply to your relationship.  However, there were two nuggets I wanted to share as they are applicable to both personal and professional clients. The first is to be mindful of your heart rate when you are in an...

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Life and Death

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in inspirations, media bar | 0 comments

  This burrowed wood wrapped in tangled wire has fascinated me for years.  I take photos of this scene as the seasons change and wonder why.  Today I saw what has been waiting to be revealed. Rumi’s poem on Life and Death popped immediately to mind. I’ve included an excerpt.  Is worth a moment to reflect how you are living as if this is the last. look at love how it tangles with the one fallen in love look at spirit how it fuses with earth giving it new life why are you so busy with this or that or good or bad pay attention to...

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Falling in Love: Lessons from a slug

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

There is something special about the moment just after a big rainfall.  Today’s moment was an encounter with slugs and when I say slugs I’m talking hundreds.  I was out exploring a new running path next to some wet lands.  My run quickly turned into a walking obstacle course as I dodged these little invertebrate beings.  Eventually, I settled into a rhythm as I slowed my pace and became enamored with the variety of colors, shapes and iridescent trails.   As my pace slowed I also became more aware of the people around me...

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Bush Whacking

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

Let me apologize now for the blurry image.  I was in the hands of an 8 year old and they operate at a whole different speed than we adults do. This photo was taken on a “hike” I went on with my sons. The hike started with me in the lead and quickly turned into a bush whacking adventure with me trailing my kids.  On this off-road excursion we encountered game trails, deer droppings, stinging nettles and juicy slugs. This full throttle movement came to a halt with my oldest son gazing at awe at this creature.  He called us forth...

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Anticipation

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in inspirations | 0 comments

Anticipation

Anticipation Stop. Look up. Did you see that tree?  Yes, that tree. These trees, so expectant, so willing to reach into your soul and say watch, adore, witness the life that is Springing forth. We are here for you to Celebrate beauty. Hope...

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