Posts Tagged ‘creative living’

Why Retreats?

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.…

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Goals and Growth

“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…

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Living Creatively: Trust II

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

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…

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Living Creatively: Trust

Living Creatively journal with pen

Where do you place your trust when you are working on a creative endeavor? It turns out that question is much more complex than it appears at first glance. In my exploration of Elizabeth Gilbert’s, Big Magic, I found this chapter to be by far the most challenging to grasp and in the end the…

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Persistence II

there are no shortcuts to any place worth going, inspirational quote

Last week I began sharing a personal story on persistence that began with the visioning of a natural health clinic in Austin. If you missed Part I you can catch it right here. At the close of the meeting I stumbled out into the thick August air in complete shock. What had I just witnessed?…

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