In Transit

  Image credit: Thrive Global “I’ve always believed there are moments in our lives which can be defined as a transition between the before and after, between the cause and the effect.” ― Benjamin X. Wretlind, Castles: A Fictional Memoir of a Girl with Scissors Transition is an interesting phase. You see the change firsthand, unfolding in […]

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Blessings of Birds and Rain

  “It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.” ― Frank Warren There’s a word for that feeling you get, the one that takes your breath away. I’m sure you know what I speak of. When you enter a sphere of pure engagement, in love with the moment. When you’re completely […]

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Remember, You We’re Once a Giant

    “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.” ― Oscar Wilde Life… Remember when you were young, standing tall, walking among the world as a giant? We all do. We all walked among one another as giants, once. But this was very long ago. Long ago when life was […]

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Are You Happier Than You Were Yesterday?

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” ― Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness Are you happier than you were yesterday? The phrase, “happier than yesterday,” speaks to the core of my own philosophy. This is what I strive for every day, in life, in art […]

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How to Experience an Experience

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt It’s a funny way to title a post, I’ll admit. But it sums up the method by which we all experience life. We “experience” experiences. And […]

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Legends in the Well

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.” ― Kurt Vonnegut A subtle peace exists within us. It is like a well. Deep and often dark, this well houses much of our inner longing. It is here in this space of stillness where one can find light amid […]

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Trying on A New Year

“It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald So much can be said about beginning a new year, a new decade and […]

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The Missing Myth

“When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.” ― Madeleine L’Engle The allure and raw, visceral essence of life is ever present in our natural world. We see the seasons change slowly and rapidly. We witness the sky darken and brighten daily, waking with the sun and sleeping with the moon. […]

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Make it with Gravy

“Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realize we cannot eat money.”― Cree Indian Prophecy The heart of the world is not one powered by humans. It is the beat of life, powered by all life. We often forget this, or […]

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When the Sun Stands Still

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 1925 As the sun stands still, the summer solstice upon Earth, we […]

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