The Best Kept Secret for Public Speaking

I am back from the Big Easy, and that’s exactly how I am feeling. Easy. In the flow. Allowing. Relaxed. My husband, Jason, taught a great yoga class this morning on how leaving routine behind can really be refreshing, and upon returning to your day to day life, you have a new lens to look at everything In other[…]

The Action of Arrival

So, you know the story. Wake up, go to work, do your best work, come home. Rinse & repeat, Monday through Friday. I did this for years. I am very lucky that I figured out, about 5 years ago, that an 8-5 desk job at a computer makes me feel like I’m a dim light.[…]

Hand painted Teapots-how learning this craft has shifted my life…

How hand painting on teapots and other ceramics has changed my story…forever! I am an Artist. Everyone has a totally different emotional and verbal response when they hear me say that. All sorts of questions usually get delivered when I say I am an Artist to someone new, like: What medium do you work with (99%)[…]

Old With the Old, in with the New

I’m really into this time of year. Finally! It’s taken me many years to embrace the sunset at 5pm, the chilly mornings, the frosty windshields…. But, now I see this time as the time of planting seeds. As farmers, we plant seeds deep into the dark soil. We trust that it will take root and grow. That[…]

A Tea Lifestyle

A.K.A how tea has changed my entire world in 4 big moments I write to proclaim: tea has changed my life. I like to call what I live now, a tea lifestyle. How can a sweet little Camellia Sinesis plant change my lifestyle, you ask? I was able to quit drinking coffee after 13 years[…]

How to easily paint on a blank canvas

…and what if that blank canvas was your life?  When I was in Art school, I heard an instruction that changed my life and my practice. The instruction: when you feel intimidated by a blank canvas, just make a mark. I use this principal to this day in my art making. But I am now[…]

30 ways to see Beauty

There’s a lot of talk about beauty in life. Often, when we hear the word beauty we think of the physical beauty or symmetry instead of what is right in front of our eyes. Today, I want to propose an idea to you: What if everything you experience is beauty? All you experience is BEAUTY[…]

Creative Lettering

To get over the intimidation of a blank piece of paper, I usually do something to make the piece messy. In many cases, I use the page as a journal. Sometimes the words I write mean a lot, sometimes they mean very little–but what is most important is that I put it out into the[…]

A Lesson in It’s Beautiful

My husband (then boyfriend), Jason, pointed out to me after one of our afternoon visits with my Nonno over espresso a few years ago, how my grandfather claimed: It’s Beautiful. See, my Grandfather continued the trade lineage of our family and was a shoemaker his whole life. He used his hands, mind, and creative abilities[…]

How to be a Wizard of Fear

Fear, you know what? I’ve got your back. I went to my first doula training workshop a few weeks ago. By this time, I have already been immersed in the required reading for a while. I have been to a birth. I have always been fascinated with the woman’s anatomy and physiology. So, I felt[…]

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