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 whatContinue reading “When Do You Feel Like Your True Self?”

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 toContinue reading “The Power of Connection: Letters from Sarah”

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 suggestedContinue reading “Day 003 – Wooden Chairs”

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 aroundContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”

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 beenContinue reading “Welcome 2017: Suds, Soap and Snow”

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 aContinue reading “Week 29: John Waite, Indie Bookstore Extraordinaire”

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 passingContinue reading “Week 28: Leonard Cohen”

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,  TheContinue reading “Week 27: Naoki Higashida”

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. EachContinue reading “Light Up Your Life With Daily Rituals”