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Creative Living

Why Retreats?

April 10, 2018

Just last weekend I was privileged to lead a Gemmotherapy practitioner retreat in Leyden MA. I made a conscious decision to arrive early in order to spend 36 hours in silence. Not only was this a gift to myself but also to those attending as I had, “fully arrived,” before diving in to their schedule.…

Goals and Growth

December 28, 2017

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi Goals I’ve been setting goals each new year since I can remember. As January gets underway I take them on, tirelessly pouring myself into meeting them by year end. Note the…

Living Creatively: Trust II

December 1, 2017

The subject of trust is an important one when it comes to creative living. Here’s the conclusion to the post I began last week. Last spring, as I entered the final stretch of writing, Building Immunity in Babies and Children, I clearly remember a long string of weekends full of suffering. All the signs of…

Living Creatively: Enchantment

Oct 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living Creatively: Enchantment A few weeks back I shared a book review of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear. Her view so aligned with my own belief on creativity that I thought it might be enjoyable to engage with her message on a personal level through writing a blog series. The ingredients that Gilbert shares for creative living include courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust, and identity… All fantastic themes to expand upon. Let me just tell you this,…

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Living Creatively: Courage Part III

Oct 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Living Creatively: Courage Part III Seriously, here we go, it’s part three on Courage in this Living Creatively series, that I absolutely never intended to be so up close and personal. But hey, we are here and this journey only continues to get more interesting by the day! Last week I shared, with all the courage I could muster, the beautiful opportunity that has been presented in my practice and interwoven into my personal life. While Aaron, ever faithful, is…

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Living Creatively: Courage Part II

Sep 25, 2017 | 1 Comment
group walking near the Shambala Center

Living Creatively: Courage Part II “When someone makes a decision he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him places he has never dreamed of when he first made that decision.” – Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist Often we are faced with decisions and the answers that speak from your core of being defy all logic. The day I began listening to that voice was the day I began living creatively and with courage. It took the first…

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Living Creatively: Courage

Sep 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
courage to live creatively

Let me ask you this question: If you could put your fears aside, what would you be doing differently right now in your life? Would it be a new career path, a change in how or with whom you spend your time, a new routine for starting each day, or would you learn a new skill set? Whatever comes up, that thing that popped into your head before you quickly discounted it for being ridiculous or impossible is probably exactly…

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Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert

Sep 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Book Review: Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert Each morning while staying in the Pyrenees, I would wake ahead of the family and hike up the ridge crest trail near our holiday home. There, I would find a sitting spot and, along with nature awakening around me, welcome the day ahead. I would breath in the cool, fresh mountain air scented with dewy grasses and wildflowers, experiencing with a sense of awe the expansiveness of possible opportunities and adventures each day offered.…

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