The Key: Listen to your story, what you know, what you bear witness to in yourself and others, what you need, crave and want–And birth that into the world. Maggie, my character in Therapy Secrets, is struggling with listening to her story right now. She is distracted by all of the demands and expectations of other […]
“Tell a wise person, or else keep silent, because the mass man will mock it right away. I praise what is truly alive; what longs to be burned to death.” Goethe Passion lives on the edges. Passionate people do too.
“I love those who smile in trouble, gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” Leonardo daVinci Join with me as we smile, gather strength, and grow brave!
“The familiar life horizon has been outgrown, the old concepts, ideals, and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a threshold is at hand.” Joseph Campbell Threshold: brink, cusp, edge, point, verge. Let us cross the threshold of this moment: minimizing our need for stuff. maximizing our commitments to those […]
Conversation Within. A day filled with meditation moments, journaling minutes, words of intention, therapy secrets, collages of heart, stories of meaning, and blessings for the new year. Gratitude for a day of joy at Stillpoint.
Emily Blumenfeld, a writer and sociologist, is my dear friend. I met her in 2001 when we joined together to begin a writing group in Indianapolis. Our writing group, amazing women all, met twice a month for over four years. This group changed my life. Our writing group ended over ten years ago, but the […]
With all of the sadness in the world, and especially in Syria, I committed to making a series of paintings to give to the Syrian Christian community in Indianapolis. I used an Orthodox Syrian prayer to inspire my work. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, be kind and have mercy. Have mercy upon us. Lord, […]
Not everyone deserves to know the real you… let people criticize who they think you are. It is your choice to open the door of your heart, or to say, “Not now, thank you.” (PS This includes on Facebook….just a thought.)
“I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz, or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” Pablo Neruda Special thanks to Grace Kite for image.
Walking through a Louisville museum this weekend, a reminder gently tapped my shoulder. A white door floated above me, held securely in a brick wall and bathed with sunshine. I imagined for a minute that my dreams were behind that door: Dreams quivering with hope, shivering with fear, begging to be released. I told myself, “The […]