When Do You Feel Like Your True Self?

A little while ago, I received another magical piece of snail mail (ie. mail that comes in an actual mailbox!) that made me light up like the Northern Lights sky. A dear friend from India, who I connected with here on WordPress, created a wonderful postcard just for me that is now hanging on what…

The Power of Connection: Letters from Sarah

What’s your favorite part of blogging? When I first started this blog, I would have said that it was to be heard and share tid-bits of inspiration.   To get my message out there in a great big world. Easy- peasy, right? And now? I would tell you without hesitation that the reason I blog is to…

Day 003 – Wooden Chairs

Day three going strong! This morning as I was sitting having breakfast and coffee with my partner, I wondered out loud what I should sketch today.  A dozen is a very broad theme for the #the100DayProject, and my mind so far is being pesky with nailing down a dozen theme each morning. Darn monkey mind! He suggested…

Happy International Women’s Day!

What a gift to live in such a diverse and colorful world full of strong women. Did you know International Women’s Day has been celebrated for 106 years?! In some countries, it is considered a national holiday, including Cuba, Madagascar, and Uzbekistan I am told.  What will you do to celebrate this day with people around…

Love Language

“Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

Welcome 2017: Suds, Soap and Snow

To get it out of the way, happy 2017!  Belated, I realize, but this year has already felt very different from those in the past. When the calendar turns over, I can usually be found excitedly making lists, reflecting on the past year, and looking ahead to the new year in anticipation.  This year has been…

Week 29: John Waite, Indie Bookstore Extraordinaire

Who: John Waite What: Owner of Auntie’s Bookstore and Merlyn’s Comics Where: Main Street, Spokane, Washington Why: John embodies what it means to be a community member.  A natural connector who truly loves building up his local neighborhood, but also powerfully reaches out to find common ground where ever you might find him.  And that is a…

Week 28: Leonard Cohen

  “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”– Leonard Cohen Who: Leonard Cohen What: Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist When:  Sep 21, 1934 – Nov 07, 2016 (age 82) Why:  An incredible lyrical poet, Leonard is easily one on my favorite artists and I was sadden by his passing…

Week 27: Naoki Higashida

“On our own we simply don’t know how to get things done the same way you do things.  But, like everyone else, we want to do the best we can.  When we sense you’ve given up on us, it makes us feel miserable. So please keep helping us, through to the end.” –Naoki Higashida,  The…

Light Up Your Life With Daily Rituals

I have started lighting a candle at meal times as a daily ritual, and I think it changed my life. Let me explain. Last weekend, I have the incredible opportunity to visit a dear friend who lives on Orcas Island, an almost ridiculously idyllic island off the coast of my home state of Washington. Each…

Hopelessly in Love with Change

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ”  –George Santayana Fall is fast approaching, and I am anticipating the changes it will bring that I love…. Cozy fires Warm mugs of tea Leaves crunching underfoot Crisp, cool autumn air Vibrant, harvest…

Week 22: Gene Wilder

“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination.  Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be. ”  — Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka Who:  Gene Wilder, born Jerome Silberman (1933-2016) What: American actor, screenwriter, and author Where: Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Why:  Gene Wilder is possibly best known for his role…