February 14, 2019
Owning what you really want

Once, I did some online sessions with a fantastic dance coach. I'd been admiring and following his work for years, loved his style, his personality, and his knowledge of the culture & history of the dance form. The guy is freaking amazing. I was so excited to learn from him. For the first couple of […]

January 31, 2019

Besides simplicity, you know what else works? Starting. The other night I got home tired and cranky, head full of pressure, heart full of a powerful desire to curl up under a blanket, fire up some Netflix, and do my best impression of a bowl of jelly. Not gonna lie - there was a blanket. […]

January 24, 2019
Not enough butter

Here's what I notice: When I feel like I have more than enough - time, money, energy -  I feel generous. It's delightful to give. I'm warm, welcoming, at ease. When I don't have enough - whatever that means to me -  not only do I have nothing to give, I feel stingy. I'm guarded […]

January 21, 2019
Doing it bass-ackward

<nerd alert> Did I ever tell you I saw Serenity before ever seeing a single episode of Firefly? Really, it's true. What happened to Wash hurt a lot less that first time through - I hardly knew him. You non-Firefly people wondering who Wash is, did you know you can watch every episode on Facebook […]

January 17, 2019
Poetry, design, and balsamic vinegar: it's all about the sauce.

In college, I never did quite manage to decide whether I was an artist or a writer. When I was focused on writing, I loved poetry best, because of the music of it, because of the intensity, because it cuts out every non-essential word and distills what's left down to the deepest truth, speaking directly […]

January 10, 2019
Make it beautiful.

I never get mad at people for saying that my job is to "make it pretty". But it does make my skin crawl a little bit. See, "pretty" isn't enough for me. Pretty is skin deep. Pretty is decorating the surface without diving in to the full experience. Pretty is fleeting and shallow. Beauty is […]

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