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A Nourished Year

Those of you who have been with me a while here at w.p.r. may remember that at the start of 2010, I chose a word to carry me through the year.  My word for 2010 was nourish, and overall I think it has served me well.  Now that it’s December, I want to look back at my intentions and see how things turned out.
My intentions last December were:
to nourish my […]

Practice makes…better.

Something really wonderful has been happening to me since I decided to sign up for the 21*5*800 project.  Through the community and the daily practices of yoga & writing, I have been surprising myself.   I’ve been writing different types of things and revisiting long lost creative pursuits.   I even made a drawing, which is something I have almost never attempted.
On impulse, at the end of a long day, […]

Friday Poetry – Orchids

“Thursday Poetry” has happened accidentally on Fridays enough times now that I’m just going to rename the feature Friday Poetry! So there.
Here’s a poem I wrote this morning while contemplating cyclical creativity.   In handling myself as an artist, I need to remember to be gentle and tell myself that just because I’m not blooming, doesn’t mean I’m not growing.  I hope you’ll do the same.

I heard about orchids once
that […]

Today is my "Before"…

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  – Anais Nin
This morning I woke up with the thought, “Today is my Before…”
I was thinking of those makeover shows where they always show a before & after set of pictures of the person or room being transformed, and how it’s always a dramatic juxtaposition.   There are […]

Bloom where you're slanted.

Several years ago I moved back home from college and lived with my parents for a little while.  It wasn’t my first choice, and it took me awhile to get over having to be there, but it’s what I needed to do at the time.
There is a small town square where they live that has some little boutique stores in it.  One day I was looking around the shops there, […]