Tag Archives: Habits

Your lists may be stopping you

There’s one sure-fire way to take yourself out of this beautiful present moment: Make a List. With the most innocent of intentions, many of us start the day by sitting down with a fresh piece of paper, jotting down the … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Clockface Revelation

Welcome to gym class for artists. No, I am not kidding. Pull out your pens and sketchbooks, kick off your shoes, and get ready to be amazed. We are going to draw analog clock faces. Whether you are an artist … Continue reading

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Gentle Momentum

I was talking with a friend recently about the difference between inspiration and duty. Sure enough, within 12 hours, I came across not one but three webinars whose focus was on just that, so here we are. Have you ever … Continue reading

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Recent Travels with My Tribe

Part 2: I learned a great deal from my past three Summer School courses. I barely recognize the woman I was in 2017, the woman who struggled to answer the question: “If expense were not an issue and you had … Continue reading

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Reopening the World: Will you forfeit what you have gained?

Although I would never say this worldwide pandemic has been a blessing in any sense, many people have discovered that running at a snail’s pace has its perks. The question is, even though you may be on the verge of … Continue reading

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The Perks of a “Look at That!” Attitude

Sometimes we forget why we do what we do. I fell back in love with sketching outdoors about six years ago, after a very long hiatus. I had drifted away from sketching, and in doing so I had forgotten what … Continue reading

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Memorials and planting seeds

Here in New Hampshire it is common wisdom that certain garden crops should not be planted until Memorial Day weekend. In the past it was because there was still a chance of a killing frost, even up until the end … Continue reading

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Rationing everything but joy

In these early days of pandemic response, we need to ground ourselves in a clear sense of “First Things First.” Here are some of my recent thoughts. Food: It is easy to snack/overeat when you are stressed or bored and … Continue reading

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Habits and rituals

Does anyone else have trouble establishing a rhythm to their days? Ever since I stopped working a 9-5 job where I was answering to my employer and that holy paycheck, my time has been more fluid, slipping through my fingers like drain water. Self employment was my first shot at self-management, and resulted in several […]

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Keep it simple

I got to the last few pages of the small sketchbook I carry in my purse, and being frugal I could not just “call it done.” A beautiful autumn day, time to spare, and no sense of direction led me … Continue reading

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