Tag Archives: inspiration

Follow your feet.

Years ago I attended a spiritual workshop out in the green and brown hills of Montana. The snowy crests of the Continental Divide towered over us.  Our teacher gave an assignment: Out you go onto the ranch.  Instead of allowing … Continue reading

Posted in August 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 63 Comments

What is your purpose?

I saw the first wildflower of spring in our woods this afternoon. A beautiful yellow trout lily peeking out from its nest of dried autumn leaves. I pondered purpose. Did you ever spend hours, days, months, years thinking about your … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Burn, baby, burn

I.  Stoking the wood stove hour after hour comforts me.  The repetition feels soothing, logs clinking upon logs, flame burning, heat rising. II. Writing sentence after sentence burns the same way inside me.  Joy builds with each unexpected word.  Delight … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

The terrible weight of “should”

Many of us live our wild & precious lives burdened down under a heavy weight of “should”. Instead of celebrating who we are–can there ever be a more perfect you?–we second-guess and third-guess and quadruple-guess our actions.  We think ourselves … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

What do you do on another snow day?

1.  First of all, relax.  You don’t have to DO anything on another snow day.  The Universe gives you permission to relax and lie on the couch all day–in your pajamas–if you so desire.  Breathe in, breathe out.  Simply BE. … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 68 Comments

It’s a miracle!

I am reading the book “Dying to be Me:  My Journey from Cancer to Near Death, to True Healing” by Anita Moorjani.  I first heard of the book through Marianne’s blog.  Monday night, at the township meeting held in extreme … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Making a list and checking it twice

Dear Santa, My friend, Suzi Banks Baum–you know who she is–the one with Lake Superior flowing in her veins and heart–even though she lives somewhere out East, maybe in the Berkshires or some place near that Atlantic Sea–posted a blog … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments