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The Weekly Spark: Ten Things I Loved

The Weekly Spark: Ten Things I Loved

For a number of various reasons, my spring was really stressful.  I spent too many days cloudy from my or anxious.  But something I tried to push myself to keep doing was run because it sharpened my thinking, calmed my mind, and gave me some very beneficial me-time.  During one run in late May, I […]

the happy sheet: shine from within

the happy sheet: shine from within

the gorgeous work of Tim Coffey 

this moment

this moment

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

A workshop that I lead has a tagline of “because reflection matters.”  Indeed, I think that knowing what’s on your mind and in your heart can be one of the most transcendent things.  It is in building your self-awareness that you can build your self-knowledge and embrace self-acceptance.  When you become the person who knows […]

Back to school inspiration

Back to school inspiration

There is a certain little thrill I get when the calendar flips to September. It’s not just that football season is kicking off. It’s not that there is just the slightest hint in the air of the fabulous fall weather to come. It is not even that there are new school supplies flooding store shelves, […]

Some poems for the Journey

Some poems for the Journey

A little know fact about me is that I went to graduate school to be a poet.  My very first advisor felt that I had some skills at prose and so I ended up with a dual-focused  MFA (poetry and non-fiction).  While I write non-fiction now, I am still in love with poetry so when […]

the weekly spark: capturing me

the weekly spark: capturing me

THIS IS OUR PURPOSE:  to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us, … to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves, to act in such a away that some part of us lives on.   ~  Oswald Spengler, German Philosopher  Last week, a blog reader […]

the happy sheet: enjoy every moment of the way

the happy sheet: enjoy every moment of the way

this moment

this moment