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“Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting… grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO!”

December 16, 2016

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In 1960, artists Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse met and became close friends. Five years later, Eva was struggling with creative block and self doubt, so turned to Sol with her quandary. I found his letter of response so inspirational and motivating, I have to post it here. This, I believe, not only applies to an artist with a block, but anyone who is struggling with the gamut of other obstacles life hurls our way.

10 Things That Were Wrong With My First Cars and How Looking Back, It Wasn’t So Bad

January 6, 2015

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When I was a teenager with a shiny new license to drive, I didn’t have the best of luck with the automobiles I got stuck with. No pick-up, noisy, smelly, tricky, hazardous, leaky, inoperative cars. But it's cool...

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ C.G. Jung

August 8, 2012

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A few months ago, on a Tuesday morning, a man went out alone on a routine run into the New Mexico wilderness.  When he didn’t come back, his friends grew worried.  Rescue teams were sent out in search of him and he was found Saturday night, leaning against some rocks next to a creek, his […]

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April 17, 2012

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I ran across this today and found it inspiring.  So, of course, I had to share:

“If you do not like the world you see, try changing the prescription of your glasses.” ~Swami Muktananda

April 17, 2012

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What do you think of when you hear the word "power"? ... There are three types of power; positional, situational and personal; but I'm going to focus on personal power here... Personal power is the full expression of who you are everyday, everywhere and the sense of fulfillment that comes from living a life based on authenticity, conscious choice and accountability. It is power that you have complete control over. It's what you think about you and it can be developed and enhanced, which presents an opportunity for continuous improvement.....

Who Knows What is Good and What is Bad?

April 16, 2012

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The other day, I heard a thought-provoking story. I would like to share it with you, because who knows just how much it may help someone in changing their perspective on life or even a particular situation. It's an old Taoist parable. Give it a read and let it marinate....

Add to the Love in the World

April 3, 2012

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So, how do we add to the Love in the world? First, we remove all that is not Love from ourselves. The fear, cynicism, anxiety, and jealousy that keeps us snarky & small. Next — or rather, concurrently — we find ways to become living emblems of Love. .....

33 Ways to Stay Creative

March 28, 2012

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I stumbled upon this and I absolutely love it.  I’m trying more and more to put these, and things like them, to practise.  Here’s to inspiration!  Try ’em; they’re simple.  ♥    

In Soviet Russia, Dog Teach YOU

February 7, 2012

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"Like an express train, barreling down the tracks, it hit me. I should be more like my dog." What I learnt from my dog about being mindful and conscious and how you can add mindfulness to your days.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle

January 5, 2012

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Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it takes roughly 30 days for a person to form a new habit.  As with mastering anything new, the act of starting and getting beyond the preliminary stage where everything feels awkward is 80% of the battle.  This is precisely why it’s important to make small, positive […]

Feeling Lonely?

December 23, 2011

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If you are at first lonely, be patient. If you've not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren't okay with it, then just wait. You'll find it's fine to be alone once you're embracing it. ....

“If it seems a childish thing to do, do it in remembrance that you are a child.” ~Frederick Buechner

December 16, 2011

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Where was it along the path of our growing up that you lost your wide-eyed, enthusiastic, wondrous outlook on life? When was the last time you made a cushion/blanket castle? How much fun do you have each day? What holds you back? Recapture the childlike qualities to enjoy your life.

The Artist’s Basic Principals

December 14, 2011

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A foundation on which creative discovery and recovery can be built. See here Julia Cameron's basic principals to be referred to by any artist or aspiring artist.

Honoured and Grateful

December 7, 2011

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What am I honoured and grateful for?  Fellow bloggers.  They are a gracious, supportive of each other and provide much inspiration.  Whenever I read the well-thought-out posts of my bloggy comrades, I am inspired, shown a different perspective in which to view life, uplifted and united with “strangers”.  There is a wonderful blogging community, replete […]

Life

November 27, 2011

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It seems this is going to get recycled and passed around some.  I just saw this video over at Sarah’s blog and it is lovely, so I found I needed to repost it.  Very inspiring.  If you want to do something, do it.  Make connections with your fellow human beings.  Be something your 13-year-old self […]