Beauty · Brave Soul · Self-Compassion · Writing as Healing

Where the Water Runs Clear & the Sky is Blue

A FACEBOOK POST FROM NOV. 7, 2017: Some say that writing must come from sitting down and practicing, determined to make it happen. But mine has always come from nothingness. It has always come from a place of silence within myself. From this place, an idea, an inspiration--with a literal in breath--brings a burst of… Continue reading Where the Water Runs Clear & the Sky is Blue

Brave Soul

You Are Worthy

I’ve decided that Dolphin Tale is now one of my favorite movies, ever. I watched it for the first time a couple years ago, and felt inspired to re-watch it last week. It makes me cry in all the best ways, and dolphins in general just bring me so much joy! I love re-watching movies… Continue reading You Are Worthy

Brave Soul · Grief & Loss

The Wisdom of Hope, Renewal & A New Start

A Reflection From This Week One morning this week, I walked out the front door to see a favorite tree that had fallen on the house. My eyes welled up with tears as I felt the shattering and longing for some of my favorite memories in the front yard of my family’s Portland home. You… Continue reading The Wisdom of Hope, Renewal & A New Start

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Quotations are Magic — the Spark of a Connection with Ourselves

Have you ever stumbled upon just the right quotation at exactly the right time? If so, you know this treasured experience. It's one of my favorites. Opening a tea bag to reveal the cute little quotation, typed gently onto a crisp little paper flag at the end of a string. Last week I found several… Continue reading Quotations are Magic — the Spark of a Connection with Ourselves

Brave Soul · Self-Compassion

I’m Back! (In a Yellow Submarine…)

“We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine…” Photo by Sung Jin Cho on Unsplash This Beatles song keeps popping into my mind and unexpectedly flowing out of my mouth over the last few days and weeks. Sometimes the songs I hear, or find myself singing (seemingly out of nowhere) have messages,… Continue reading I’m Back! (In a Yellow Submarine…)

Beauty

It’s okay to dream the dreams you dream. {A little love note}

It’s okay to start where you are. It’s okay to allow yourself to move forward with what calls to you to do. You do not need to be held back by small mistakes of the past, or a fear or doubt that you cannot do it. Know that you are worthy of all that you… Continue reading It’s okay to dream the dreams you dream. {A little love note}

Brave Soul · Grief & Loss · Self-Compassion · Writing as Healing

10 Ways to Connect When You’re Feeling Isolated & Alone

I still remember standing outside visiting with people after church. I could feel the warmth of the sunlight on my skin, but I couldn’t feel the compassion or understanding of those around me. It felt like an invisible curtain appeared right in front of my face as I talked with them -- you couldn’t see… Continue reading 10 Ways to Connect When You’re Feeling Isolated & Alone