Tag Archives: inspiration

“I’m scared,” said Goldilocks to the Three Little Bears

On Sunday I wrote about cultivating the unexpected, about Elizabeth Gilbert’s book BIG MAGIC and about courting a life that refuses to stay in ho-hum ruts. Inspiration begged me to start a daily journal recording Unexpected Happenings during each day. … Continue reading

Posted in April, 2016, Unexpected | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

Unexpected inspiration

OK, dear blog readers, inspiration hath struck like lightning in the rain.  I am tingling with the sense of new possibilities, new directions, new visions. Would you like to tingle, too?  For those who haven’t already–pick up a copy of … Continue reading

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Icicles, Mist, and the Road Less Traveled

When mist rises from ice-melting rivers and streams, magic ensues. When ice dresses branches and twigs, the world is transformed for an instant, an hour, a brief respite. Winter yawns, thinking it might stretch out another month or two here … Continue reading

Posted in April, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Tribe of weirdos?

Yesterday morning, lazy-eyed and yawning, the coffee cup half-way to these lips, I opened the Kindle Fire and glimpsed this email forward from a friend: When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with cries … Continue reading

Posted in September 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

Rumi & back pain

I am finding Rumi gems hither and yon and re-falling in love with this poetry.  As someone with a wee bit of lower back pain this morning, I smiled when accidentally discovering this poem.  Suzi Banks Baum sent it to … Continue reading

Posted in September 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 43 Comments

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 , , , , , , , | 66 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