I'm Free: There's Nothing Left to Lose

And if I am being an imposter, or only a shadow of me, then the value that anyone places in me is erroneous, invalid and an applaud that is not mine. And maybe that is why life could feel so lonely sometimes… when we’re only second-handers. ...more

So, so true, Lauren. And it all starts with really embracing who you are.


* Giveaway * Hand Wash Cold by Karen Maezen Miller

While I still feel inadequately ready to write about my retreat last weekend, it’s time.  It’s also time for my February giveaway and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate one than Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Lifeby Karen Maezen Miller.  It’s the book that has recently shifted my perspective, which has helped me embrace the freedom I have in my life.* Giveaway details at bottom of post if you want to skip reading post....more

My Life Can't Begin Again Some Other Day

This morning I shed some major tears over my battle with infertility. I cried because tomorrow I will be a 35-year-old, childless woman. I cried because I also realized, for the first time, that I’m scared to have a baby. I have so many fears surrounding having a child, that I’ve kept hidden from myself. But it’s all surfacing now. And I’m wondering how much of my own fears have blocked my body from doing what is most natural. ...more
After three miscarriages in the space of a year, I can relate to your story and your fear that ...more

The Duel Between Sleep and the Creative Flow

It’s futile. The Gushing Creative Flow always wins.Why is it that I’m practically falling asleep at my desk during the day, hit ‘create new blog post’ and stare blankly at the screen, or pull out a new art canvas and draw a blank, but at 4am I wake up with all kinds of creative thoughts that I just can’t turn off?I’m like an innocent bystander while I witness the dual between sleep, begging for mercy, and Creation, begging for her outlet.Sleep says, ...more

Stop Punishing Man, He's Already Apologized

Men in general have become the subject of fierce backlash from women who feel they need to fight for their power and noticeability in this world.  In their foot stampede, women have left a trail of trampled hearts and bones, of those men who have been made to feel worthless, weak, and stupid.  Art reflects life, and we don’t have to look too far into movies and television to see this… the dufus father, the clueless husband.  While of course there are a few duds out there, our men are ...more