Change Your Perception, Change Your Life

A chunk of ice… A frozen heart… Or maybe nothing at all if you’re distracted by your dinging phone or some negative thoughts. Maybe you notice the craftsmanship. These amazing sculptures were made by ice carver, Peter Slavin. But do you see the beauty? What about it moves you? Maybe Read More…

Ray LaMontagne (Inadvertently) Talks About Sacred Sensual Living

I was moved to hear Ray LaMontagne sum up in a beautiful way some of the main ideas I play with through Sacred Sensual Living:   “I work really hard to stay grounded, to realize everyday how lucky I am, and we are, just to exist on this planet in Read More…

Art, Inspiration & Synchronicity

Inspiration has been popping up everywhere lately – I love it! Have you noticed that when you commit to something and focus on it, resources seem to just appear and synchronicity kicks in? Especially when you’re really onto something that authentically lights you up. Today’s post features some interesting and Read More…

A Few of My Favorite Things

I’ve come across several “I’m taking a break for the holidays” messages on other sites lately and I agree with that idea wholeheartedly! With the Winter Solstice upon us, it’s natural to lean toward rest and reflection as we await the magic that a new year brings. I’ve decided to Read More…

Inspiration: It’s Closer Than You Think

If you’re looking for inspiration, sometimes there’s a whole world of it right nearby. You might be in the habit of walking or driving around without really noticing your surroundings, but if so, you may be missing out on some idea-generating treasures right in your midst. When I need a Read More…

Magic Gardens, Magic Night

Art should not be segregated in museums; it needs to live free among us. – Isaiah Zagar (creator of the installation that is Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens) The wound is the place where light enters you. – Rumi To a dull mind all of nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind Read More…

The Re-Set Button: A Trip to CA

People say that what we are seeking is a meaning of life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell Many times over the summer I had to remind myself that becoming enlightened isn’t about Read More…

Dipping into Dream World

During a World Cafe interview, Tracy Grammer relayed how her late husband, Dave Carter, explained his songwriting process. I’m paraphrasing, but Dave had said to Tracy something like: I always have one foot in the dream world. I call this state Writer’s Mind, or whatever mind applies to your art Read More…