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PLAYing HEARTily with LIFE

PLAYing HEARTily with LIFE

Many years ago, I was still learning how to swing as high as I could on a swingset by moonlight- here I am, playing in the daytime, wearing my favorite red pajamas. My mom had this long ago photo up in her home, and would happily proclaim, “I’m the Succulent Wild...

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How to Keep Going Creatively

How to Keep Going Creatively

We all have creative desires. Creativity is in all of life- it’s in the babies and the flower gardens, in the kitchens and our dreams. If you close your eyes and think of where your heart sings- it is where your creativity is too. Being in nature nourishes our...

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Wake Up Fall

Wake Up Fall

In my Succulent Wild World program and membership, the theme for this month is JoyFULLY Receiving June, and I’m certainly practicing! I believe that we always teach best what we most need to learn.  On my daily beach walk last week, with my darling younger brother...

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After 25 years of Procrastination

After 25 years of Procrastination

I used to be a master procrastinator. In retrospect, I believe I just needed more time to marinate in all that I wanted to write and share with the world. Also, I had a lot of healing and living to do.    I’d written my first book at age 10, after my 80 year old best...

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Happy Furthers Day

Happy Furthers Day

Father’s Day isn’t a celebration for everyone. It can be challenging to either join in or ignore the holiday called Father’s Day if you experienced any of the following with a father or father figure; difficult, distant, absent or challenging fathers, or abusive,...

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Lit UP by Love

Lit UP by Love

What does it mean to be and feel lit up by love? It’s easy to see and be love when we’re looking at loving people, places or things. Here are David and I, lit up by love on our recent 1 year anniversary trip. How do we continue being lit up by that love when we return...

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Why Create Anything?

Why Create Anything?

I’ve been creating as SARK for almost 4 decades now, and I feel more creative than ever! Here I am dreaming new creative dreams under a bower of wisteria in San Francisco. I recently sent out some questions about being SARK and what I’m creating next-THANK you so much...

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Like Lava Creating New Land

Like Lava Creating New Land

  Thank you for drawing 🖍 my attention to something I wrote last month about how loss creates opportunities for new love to grow. Here’s an excerpt from what I wrote; "The love I am able to experience with David is directly related to the both the love and the...

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Happy Mother’s & Others Day

Happy Mother’s & Others Day

My mom was called Marvelous Marjorie. I named her that, and she initially resisted, thinking it might be thought of as bragging. Over time, she came to accept it and even introduced herself that way. I profiled her in my book Succulent Wild Woman- which she read three...

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