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The Weekly Spark:  Write Yourself a Poem

The Weekly Spark: Write Yourself a Poem

Little known fact: April is National Poetry Month. Even lesser known fact: I started my writing career as a poet and had a double focus in graduate school on non-fiction and poetry.  I love reading great poetry and find that writing a poem can be very good personal therapy.  In fact, it was by writing […]

The Happy Sheet: You Will Tell Them Yes

The Happy Sheet: You Will Tell Them Yes

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting. Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as […]

serve your shine

serve your shine

The first time I saw The Lion King on Broadway, I wept. I also wept the second time I saw it. We will take Happy to see it this summer when it comes to town because The Lion King is his true north and he wants to be a lion when he grows up. I […]

You have not run out of time, yet.

You have not run out of time, yet.

Truth:  I do not have naturally pretty handwriting. Also true:  I am often complimented on my handwriting. What? I was a high school teacher in the age of overhead projectors.  I had those little clear plastic sheets that I would write essential notes on for my class and then my students would take notes from […]

What if your approach to life has actually made you live less?

What if your approach to life has actually made you live less?

Resisting change is futile. Wrong-headed.   The opposite of the point of life.   Life is a series of changes, and we must adapt to survive. from a mid-1990s personal journal entry Given that little taste of my collegiate journals, I imagine that it wouldn’t surprise you to learn that I was over-earnest and pensive […]

Abstract Purple Pink Trees by C. Horvath

The Weekly Spark: Spring Awakening

I heart spring.  And because it is taking its dear sweet time arriving, I am getting really impatient for it.  Since I can’t yet enjoy everything that it has to offer, I am making a list.  Just like I celebrate summer with Summer of Intentionality and fall with Fall Frolic and winter with Winter Wonder, […]

The Happy Sheet:  Ecstatic Motion

The Happy Sheet: Ecstatic Motion

this moment

this moment

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections

Friday Reflections is all about reflecting on the week by observing our senses.  My hope is that this will be a gentle, easy way to tune into how we are doing and what we are experiencing weekly when journaling in general can feel so daunting. Now, for this week’s Friday Reflections (with each sense as […]