The Last 100

7 Tips for Saying Goodbye to Sentimental Belongings (6/2/2021) - When I moved to Door County, back in 2007, I had to leave a whole life behind. All that I treasured wasn’t going to fit in my two allowed international luggage. I had no choice but to only keep what truly mattered. I chose my favorite clothing items, and pictures. I packed my bags, and… Continue reading →
When Your Heart Is Born (5/9/2021) - When my daughter was born, I knew right away: nothing would ever be the same. Love like I had never known overflowed inside me, and with all that love, vulnerability. And with vulnerability, fear. Motherhood is a work of balance, constantly. Sometimes I look at my girl, and love takes over me, overpowers me, and… Continue reading →
Home Is Where Love Resides (5/3/2021) - “Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends”. Unknown This past weekend I was home, mostly resting, after my second vaccine. Being home is healing, my family took care of me, and I felt the love. It is easy to take home for granted, isn’t it? We get… Continue reading →
That New Office Feeling (4/30/2021) - “Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back It was a snowy winter day, and I was hard at work sewing. Than it happened: the thought that started it all. All of the sudden, and I mean that, I decided that I was changing careers. I decided that real… Continue reading →
We Can’t Choose The Weather (4/26/2021) - It was early, but the smell of coffee was already in the air. I woke up around five am, eager to start the day. And so did the cats. They all followed me, like a race, I have to be careful because they run down the stairs so fast, sometimes one passes right in between… Continue reading →
WIND BLESSINGS (3/30/2021) - I love the sounds of the wind.
The Heartfelt Release of Value (3/10/2021) - "And never work only for the income. Labor for the impact. Make your dominant pursuit the heartfelt release of value that represents an uncommon magic that borders on the poetic. Demonstrate the full-on expression of what’s possible for a human being to create. Develop the patience to stick with your dedication to absolute world-class output, even if over a lifetime you only generate a single masterpiece. To achieve this feat alone will have made your life’s journey a worthy trek." … Continue reading →
Winding Road (3/1/2021) - Our famous winding road.
That Is The Way (1/30/2021) - A little poem… When all is stirred, we pay attention.
Feeling It (9/18/2020) - I am feeling it Feeling it all… Continue reading →
And The People Stayed Home (3/18/2020) - And people began to be/do differently…
Gelong Thubten – Nice Intro to Meditation (3/14/2020) - Simple talk, filled with good advice.… Continue reading →
Anandamayi Mã on Dis-ease (3/14/2020) - SriAnandamayi Ma (30 April 1896 – 27 August 1982) was an Indian Saint, "Joy Permeated Mother".… Continue reading →
Impermanent (3/14/2020) - We are change.… Continue reading →
Snow All Around (3/11/2020) - Beautiful, snowy morning.
Human Family (3/4/2020) - Sweet excerpt from the book "My Spiritual Journey", The Dalai Lama with Sofia Stril-Rever.… Continue reading →
Everything Is A Gray Area (2/29/2020) - Everywhere you look someone is telling you what to do and how to live. What to eat, how to be a good person, what to buy, how to build the perfect life, how to sleep, what time to do this and that, and wow, we can get pulled so many directions! If we get pulled… Continue reading →
Seeing Beauty Again (2/27/2020) - It’s amazing how much more noticeable beauty is when we are in a relaxed state of mind. There are cycles in which I am so busy that I even forget how much I love trees. Eventually something happens and reminds me of the importance of the practice, of meditation – and I get back to… Continue reading →
Worth It (2/19/2020) - Waking up earlier to fit in some meditation time has been worth it. The practice really does build upon itself, with every session I feel more comfortable with the process and less judgy about my mental state. Some days I am calm and smooth, and some days, like today, I have been running responsibilities in… Continue reading →
Such A Treat (2/18/2020) - Our everyday life is often filled with responsibilities, planning and performing, oh so busy. That is not bad, there’s beauty in it, but it often makes us overwhelmed, stressed and dull. Little things start to feel like big things. Making dinner and doing the dishes start to feel like a monumental feat. Sleep gets interrupted… Continue reading →
Energy Explosion (1/23/2020) - Energy Explosion, 2015 – Acrylic
Feast On Your Life (1/5/2020) - It’s a funny thing, this Life. I have always been in love with it. I have been in love with a path, with someone else’s life, with an ideal in my heart, an idea of how it should be in my head, or even with the past or the future Life I did or would… Continue reading →
I Am Wondering… (1/1/2020) - One of my greatest lessons of 2019 was not necessarily an aha! moment, but more like a weaving together of many different understandings that at one point merged together into the fabric of my being – and then I couldn’t not see it. I couldn’t not be it. I couldn’t not live it. Experience has… Continue reading →
The Amethyst Amulet & Friends (12/31/2019) - Amulets (puffy paint + natural materials)
Amulets (12/30/2019) - Amulets & puffy paint FUN
Harmony (12/30/2019) - Harmony, ink doodle 🙂
The Inner Dive (12/30/2019) - Birthday art – digital/mixed media.
Love Who You Are (12/30/2019) - Always!
The Mystic Tree (12/30/2019) - One of my all time favorites.
The Flow (12/30/2019) - When a creation enters your world through a dream… you pay attention.
As Leaves Hit The Ground (10/9/2019) - It's Fall, leaves and all. I am ready, I am, and as Moments turn into memory, I enter a new cycle. … Continue reading →
Wisely (8/12/2019) - Just a morning thought... that turns itself into something else. It surprised me with wanting to be written down. Sometimes the simplest of thoughts... have more meaning.… Continue reading →
Tight Shoulders (7/24/2019) - I am sitting here at my desk Wondering why it takes so long To let go of certain ways of being...… Continue reading →
Coming Home (7/19/2019) - I am coming Home A paradox. THIS. … Continue reading →
Lucky Iron Fish (7/17/2019) - I'm just so excited about my Lucky Iron Fish.… Continue reading →
Creative Child (7/10/2019) - Creative Child - nothing fulfills me as your Fire. … Continue reading →
The Circle Game (6/22/2019) - And we go, we go Always, ’round and ’round In a circle
Branching Out (5/26/2019) - To all my branches I say hello To all my roots I love you so...… Continue reading →
Weaving A New Pattern (5/10/2019) - I have been walking along the path alone Enjoying aha moments and the sunlight...… Continue reading →
Feeling Alive (5/2/2019) - Oh, and inspiration hit again... body full.… Continue reading →
Como Alguém Que Ama (4/22/2019) - Essa primavera me encanta....… Continue reading →
Heart-Stuff (3/22/2019) - "Success is never about STUFF. It’s always about substance. It is NOT about the end game. It’s about the game itself, and more importantly, how you play it." (Mel Robbins)… Continue reading →
Speeding (3/21/2019) - Maybe balance is not being the same every day... Today, I am speeding.… Continue reading →
Belonging (3/17/2019) - I belong to longing.… Continue reading →
Joey, I love You (3/13/2019) - I found a beautiful poem called "The Last Battle" and wanted to share it. It touched me deeply as I am learning how to say goodbye to my furry friend.… Continue reading →
Just Watch Me (3/5/2019) - So here I am Moving, moving on With my plan I feel fine, just fine ...… Continue reading →
Open To Receive (1/2/2019) - Could it really be that simple Change in the blink of an eye No visible difference But still a world apart Just a feeling of yes Comfortable calm....… Continue reading →
Eye of the Storm (11/16/2018) - I am the eye of the storm ...Still, I watch it all Swirling around me It all comes, and goes Comes, and goes...… Continue reading →
Juggling (11/12/2018) - What is everyday Life If not a juggling act?… Continue reading →
Open And Close (11/9/2018) - “Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.” (Michael A. Singer)… Continue reading →
A Hint Of Satisfaction (11/5/2018) - A hint of satisfaction Will find its way... … Continue reading →
Opening That Door (11/2/2018) - “Tears are words that need to be written.” (Paulo Coelho) And then guilt was knocking on the door.... … Continue reading →
Early Rising (10/30/2018) - Rise, Dear One. Rise. Words on the force within... … Continue reading →
Letting It Fall (10/26/2018) - Words on letting it fall... "She glows, and she knows". #power… Continue reading →
A Good Heart (10/25/2018) - Your heart is your superpower. ...a good heart Is your superpower Guiding you always To remember your values And honor your light Whispering always "Trust me"… Continue reading →
Happy Mind (10/18/2018) - “Whatever living beings there may be — feeble or strong, long, stout, or of medium size, short, small, large, those seen or those unseen, those dwelling far or near, those who are born as well as those yet to be born — may all beings have happy minds.” (The Buddha, Karaniya Metta Sutta)… Continue reading →
A Little Angel (10/15/2018) - "It's amazing what can truly happen, how your life can be so grand; when you give up trying on your own, and let an angel hold your hand." I have been feeling an angel telling me... lighten up, Magic One.… Continue reading →
Everything Is Everything (10/8/2018) - A song by Yogi Milarepa, 1052-1135, Tibet. Worth a read. Everything is complete.… Continue reading →
A House Full Of Life (10/7/2018) - Being full of Life... is the best. Words of a messy Sunday morning.… Continue reading →
I Am Not To Worry (10/4/2018) - "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." (Lao Tzu) Words on naturally knowing when to get back to center.… Continue reading →
Hello, Belly (10/2/2018) - “I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.” (Richard Branson) Hello, belly. There you are... The triangle of power.… Continue reading →
Slippery Fish (9/28/2018) - A slippery fish, a slippery fish, Swimming in the ocean. A slippery fish, a slippery fish, Glub. Glub. Glub. (Children's song) I know a slippery fish... Me?… Continue reading →
The Tenderness Within (9/27/2018) - “Tender," she said again. "Tender is kind and gentle. It's also sore, like the skin around an injury.” (Brenna Yovanoff, The Space Between) Tenderness... Raw, sore. Better there, than not, as clarity lives in the tender moments.… Continue reading →
Chamomile Dreams (9/19/2018) - "Where flowers bloom, so does hope." (Lady Bird Johnson) I had a dream... about a chamomile bracelet that I pulled out of the astral dimension into this one. It was pure gold and it held a chamomile flower, so very delicate, in its center. This poem came the morning after.… Continue reading →
Action, Witch (9/18/2018) - "Motion creates emotion." (Tony Robbins) Action and Witch were the two cards I took out of a deck a while ago. I knew what it meant. Get that magic out into the world, girl. … Continue reading →
The Tiger Within (9/17/2018) - Let's roar! Everyone says Do not feed the tiger The Tiger within Everyone says Run away from anger It will destroy you Everyone says Run away from sadness It will envelop you But I don't want to… Continue reading →
Fluidity (9/14/2018) - Here's a hypnotizing video of some rad skills. I am always in awe of people who become one with their desire fully, and beautifully. Fluidity and mastery come from this relationship - being one with what you are doing.… Continue reading →
Feathers Rise (9/6/2018) - It’s a beautiful morning. I woke up to the sun, blue skies, green tress and birds greetings. I have been reminding me of what makes me feel happy. I have been feeling a lot, and when something feels right, I pay attention. The “first” thing I heard this morning (besides the birds, the cat’s meow… Continue reading →
Total Flow (9/5/2018) - “A workout is a pair act, do it with heart and mind and gain in your life.” (Nazim Ambalat) It’s truly an amazing feeling When mind and heart meet You accomplish great feats Becoming one with Total Flow And in honor of total flow… here’s a sweet video of flow in awesome form. Heart, mind… Continue reading →
All The Way (9/4/2018) - “Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.” (John Muir) Oh, glorious day Another chance Another way Trying again Without remorse Trying again Breathing it in The newness The freshness of Trying again Oh, glorious day And to enjoy this new day… A beautiful melody to touch your… Continue reading →
Your Own Embrace (8/15/2018) - Feeling it all Wash over me The wall of denial Broken, gone Here I sit, alone Raw, vulnerable I wonder why it feels Alright, now Like I will be just fine Somehow, okay Like I’m being hugged By an old friend A kind Lady, my Heart Greeting me hello And I’m not ashamed And I’m… Continue reading →
Bottled Up (7/25/2018) - All that lies Inside Bottled up Too much Unopened No more It says Burst Boom Boom Burst All that mess Cracks Openings Flowing out Feeling raw No more It says Burst Boom Boom Burst All that lies Ahead Unmanaged Now seen Tender More It says Take care Of me
That Kind Of Peace (7/19/2018) - “Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs.” (Daphne Rose Kingma) Time passes us by We are changing As we go along We play our parts We grow into understanding Dancing with the heart Oh, heart, my dear heart Speak, cry, tell me why… Continue reading →
Morning Thoughts (6/20/2018) - While jumping on my loved rebounder this morning, I watched a lovely TED Talk by Iskra Lawrence. Her talk hit close to home because I know very well that feeling of being uncomfortable in my body. As a teenage girl, I had absolutely no weight to lose, but somehow I started talking about diets and… Continue reading →
What Must Be Done (2/24/2018) - “You must remember that in this world even if one acts with sincerity and truthfulness, because of differences in our thought processes, we perceive others’ behaviour according to our respective attitudes and understanding. That is why a person who makes an effort at doing something is not always appreciated. Without considering the fairness of a… Continue reading →
Wherever You Are (2/21/2018) - “Wherever you are, immerse yourself in one-pointed sadhana.” “The Blissful One is steeped in His own pleasure”. (Anandamayi Ma)     Those words Carried with joy What a pleasure What an understanding Only a vacant Mind One-pointed and clear Can grasp the depth The incredible vastness Of this Playground We so adore So wherever you… Continue reading →
Celestial Trifecta (1/31/2018) - “The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.… Continue reading →
What Matters Most (1/29/2018) - “Please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you,” and “I love you”. (Ira Byoc, ‘The Four Things That Matter Most’) A greater understanding Knocks on your door Every now and then And when you open the door You fall, you fall all the way in Taking a plunge into the depths Of your loving heart… Continue reading →
Stay Clear From Dogma (1/27/2018) - My Dear Vitality Help me to stay clear from Dogma As it paralyses my thinking And it gives rise to judgment Why is it so easy to fall into its embrace A comfortable, fitting place In between all the crowds Believing I belong to one But I know the insecurity it brings I know I… Continue reading →
The Broken Glass (1/24/2018) - “Become aware that there are no accidents in our intelligent universe. Realize that everything that shows up in your Life has something to teach you. Appreciate everyone and everything in your Life.” (Dr. Wayne Dyer) The broken glass All over the floor Brought me to my knees Cleaning up Looking around for more Upset and… Continue reading →
It Is Possible (1/23/2018) - “There is no beauty greater than the smile of peace and wisdom glowing on your face.” (Paramahansa Yogananda) Oh so many worries Weighting you down Your relatives’ problems Your bank account It is all part of living So don’t deny the worry But live with it differently It is possible to have a concern And… Continue reading →
The Art Of Making Wishes (1/2/2018) - As a new year starts, it is only natural to start pondering on what we want and wish for this trip around the sun. Yes, resolutions are common practice when an year ends and a new year begins, and some people even feel that resolutions are misused and abused this time of year. Well, true,… Continue reading →
Purple Goodness (12/17/2017) - Oh, the joys of developing a taste for something new… I’m falling in love with cultured vegetables, and I am spending a lot of time imagining combinations and fresh flavors. This particular jar turned out truly incredible. A mix of red cabbage, carrots, ginger, and a mint brine. Delicious. All I do is cut up… Continue reading →
The Width (11/17/2017) - “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” (Diane Ackerman) One of those mornings Pondering, wondering The minutes after meditation Quiet calm And nourished feelings Out of my mind’s sky… Continue reading →
The Deeper Sense (11/4/2017) - “Intuition is seeing with the soul.” (Dean Koontz) You know You know The Deeper Sense That lives in you That swallows you whole Consumes your heart You know You know The Deeper Sense That lives in you Soul speaks And you hear “Listen to your inner voice… for it is a deep and powerful source… Continue reading →
Inside Out (10/27/2017) - “Healthy is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit.”(B.K.S Lyengar) And when you listen To your heartSingle voiceSingle focusAlignmentAnd when you listenTo your bodyMultiple nutrientsMultiple choicesVarietyOh health, I knowInside OutYou grow “A healthy outside starts from the inside.”(Robert Urich)
The Autumn of Your Life (10/19/2017) - “You can’t hide your true colors as you approach the autumn of your life”. (Unknown) The time has come again To shed all the barriers All the unnecessary filters That are diminishing the Light Whatever you picked up along the way No need for inventory Time to look ahead and Move forward It’s the autumn… Continue reading →
Mighty Oaks (10/15/2017) - Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow. A first step Will start a journey A first kiss Will start a love story A first book Will give birth to Your quest for knowledge All along the way All the little things All the little steps Have more power Than you know All the little things All… Continue reading →
Truly Wonderful (10/14/2017) - Children are truly wonderful – here are some quotes that touch on being a kid and letting a kid be a kid… Kids are… high with Life! “Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.” (Aristotle) “Raising children should mean helping them to become what they… Continue reading →
Just A Wave (10/11/2017) - “Oh honey Oh honey It’s just a wave It’s just a wave and I know That when it comes I just hold on I just hold on” (John Mayer, “Emoji of a Wave”) All feelings Are just like waves They come And they go Some are big And some are small And when they come… Continue reading →
Serenity (10/9/2017) - “God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.” (The Serenity Prayer) How are you feeling today? Take a few minutes this morning to catch up. Catch up with your Being. Pause, and feel. You are vibrantly alive! How… Continue reading →
A Special Heart (10/8/2017) - “To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.” (Unknown Author) Isn’t it odd That in this day and age Of instant communication We feel more Misunderstood More repressed More inauthentic Than ever The time has… Continue reading →
Every Step (10/7/2017) - “The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.”  (Euripides) With every step Balance With every change Balance With every choice Balance We are always going In… Continue reading →
Practicing Maitri (10/6/2017) - “In order to have compassion for others, we must first have compassion for ourselves.” (Meagan McCrary) They all say Love all beings Treat them as you would treat yourself But how can you emanate a love You don’t already have It all has to start with you Loving you Not in a conceptual way Not… Continue reading →
Peace Like A River (10/5/2017) - I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river In my soul I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river In my soul I’ve got love like an ocean I’ve got love like an ocean I’ve… Continue reading →
Nobody In Particular (9/30/2017) - “If you are content in being nobody in particular, content not to stand out, you align yourself with the power of the universe. What looks like weakness to the ego is in fact the only true strength. This spiritual truth is diametrically opposed to the values of our contemporary culture and the way it conditions… Continue reading →
Being Open (9/29/2017) - “What produces a genuine person is being open to not feeling okay.” (Pema Chödrön) From all of our journeys The one within will take you deeper To a place of love and fear Where Being resides And when we close our eyes We suddenly realize We do not want to go What we may find… Continue reading →
One Simple Truth (9/27/2017) - If there is one simple truth to live by everyday, this is it: What you do to others, you do to yourself. What you do to others, you do to yourself. What you do to others, you do to yourself. What you do to others, you do to yourself. What you do to others, you… Continue reading →
The Whole World (9/26/2017) - “When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” (Lao Tzu)   The purr of a kitty cat A delicious cup of coffee A shave without a cut The good old song on the radio The touch of loving hands The sight of a child’s smile A broken engine The meeting you… Continue reading →
Follow The Grain (9/25/2017) - “Follow the grain in your own wood.” (Howard Thurman) The joys of authenticity Come paired with the fear Vulnerability brings We feel open, raw Scared, yes But this is the way it goes A little bit of this A little bit of that And we feel our way We follow the grain In our own… Continue reading →

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