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Reading is Like Flying in Your Mind

Reading is Like Flying in Your Mind

In celebration of all the teachers returning to school, and all of the teachers who teach with so much love and joy, thank you!  I recently rewatched Mr. Rogers receiving his Lifetime Achievement Emmy award. You can watch HERE if you haven’t seen it, or just want to...

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CareLoving

CareLoving

I created the word CareLoving when I was caregiving for my at that time fiancé, John. He was sick for 9 months, and then died in my arms.  As you may know, I have been deeply living and wildly grieving in the 3 years since John departed, and 15 months ago, met my...

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In The Healing Times

In The Healing Times

As I complete my 7 weeks of being weightless (aka non weight bearing) after a broken ankle, I’m reflecting on the nature of healing, which is not linear like a ladder- it is spiral like a coil.  Healing happens in spirals and layers, and within the layers lives the...

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Inspiration Sandwich- Eat this Book

Inspiration Sandwich- Eat this Book

Inspiration Sandwich is the second book I’ve written and created. I published it in 1992 and wrote “Eat this book” on the cover. I created my books to be like ripe fruit- where you can take a bite from anywhere and receive nourishment. It also contains food for your...

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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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