• On Labyrinths, Love and Learning

    Posted on June 21, 2017 by in Miscellaneous Musings, Poetry

    Had I known where the path was leading, I might have relaxed and enjoyed each step more fully. Had I understood there was no way to get lost, I might have met each unexpected turn with curiosity instead of fear. Had I accepted that moving towards sometimes feels like walking away, I might have sensed earlier […]

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    In The Conversation With Amy Lyles Wilson

    Posted on May 1, 2017 by in In the Conversation

    Amy Lyles Wilson lives just over a half hour drive away from my home in Middle Tennessee.  Our paths never crossed until we arrived at Kanuga Lake in Hendersonville, North Carolina as new students in the Haden Institute Spiritual Direction program. We were assigned to different cohort groups, but when she introduced herself  during our first […]

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    Paying Attention to Spring

    Posted on April 30, 2017 by in Sunday Morning Mandalas

    “I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.”Anne Lamott This being the fifth Sunday of the month, I’m taking a break from my weekly mandala making […]

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    In the Conversation with Kim Manley Ort

    Posted on April 15, 2017 by in In the Conversation

      One spectacular Autumn morning in 2003, I went out for my daily walk and was so captivated by the light and color that I could not resist going back to the house to retrieve my little point and shoot digital camera.  Hours passed as if mere minutes, and it wasn’t until fatigue and sore feet […]

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    In the Conversation with Carmen Joyce

    Posted on April 1, 2017 by in In the Conversation

    When I met Carmen Joyce last year while training together as SoulCollage® facitators , I was immediately impressed by her drive and vision help others heal through creativity.  She exemplifies what it means to live creativity daily, and always has something wonderful going on with her personal art projects and with the people she serves […]

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    In The Conversation With Shannon Fitzgerald

    Posted on March 15, 2017 by in In the Conversation

    One of the best parts of the various workshops, courses, and training programs I am drawn to are the unique and talented individuals that I meet.  Shannon Fitzgerald,  a fellow SoulCollage® facilitator, is one such person.  As you can tell by her work featured here today, she is a supremely gifted and versatile artist.  She generously […]

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    In the Conversation With Lynn Weekes Karegeannes

    Posted on March 1, 2017 by in In the Conversation

      I met Lynn Weekes Karegeannes last August when we were training  as SoulCollage®  facilitators with Catherine Anderson.  We’ve stayed in touch since then and developed a friendship that I’ve come to value greatly.  Although we live nearly five hours apart,  I’ve had the opportunity to visit her a couple of times for lunch and tea in her […]

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    Studio Reflections: The Gift of Limitations

    Posted on February 12, 2017 by in Studio Reflections

    Lately I have been feeling under the weather.  At first I thought I could be coming down with the flu,  but now believe I’m in the throes of a fibromyalgia flare.   Almost as soon as I had written about the generative power of creative practices, I was immediately reminded of my personal point of diminishing […]

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    Sunday Morning Mandalas: A Closer Look

    Posted on February 5, 2017 by in Photography, Sunday Morning Mandalas

    Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter but I know Spring is on the way when the Silver Maple in my yard flashes her rich red blossoms. Soon these waxy green periwinkle leaves will frame delicate blue flowers and the clover will bloom. Lately I’ve been itching to pick up my big […]

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    In the Conversation With Catherine Anderson

    Posted on February 1, 2017 by in In the Conversation

      As I walk my own path of spiritual growth through creativity, I’ve met many kindred spirits along the way.  In the Conversation is a series of interviews with these soulful voices who I believe exemplify what it means to be a creative contemplative. “I believe that we can make everything we do an opportunity to express […]

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