Category Archives: Life

Where are you going?

Life is shifting again.  The world is starting to regroup and recreate itself as COVID-19 restrictions are changing. This is an unusually potent opportunity to rethink how you want to live and to design a new future for yourself.   The coronavirus pulled the rug out from under your previous life.   The past several weeks have…

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Two dogs in a Zoom call

How to Avoid Zoom Call Fatigue

Connecting online using Zoom or other meeting tools has gifts and challenges! While you are staying close to home Zoom calls can bring you together with family, help you work, offer learning, and provide entertainment.  And… By now you’ve probably noticed (and read about) how those calls wear you out.  Zoom fatigue is real. Attending…

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Chocolate truffles with Happy Birthday written beside them.

Surprises and Gifts

Today is my birthday and  celebrating birthdays is a big deal for me!  It has been every since I was growing up when I got to invite as many kids as my new age to a birthday party. Inviting 58 people to my house for cake and ice cream doesn’t work so well with our…

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Hand holding a Hello sticker

Cloistered, Comfortable, and Connected

Daily living has become a whole new experience! Online connection opportunities are steadily increasing.   To help you feel comfortable joining in, here are two videos with easy to follow steps for connecting on the commonly used Zoom platform.   If you’ve been part of Center online events, you’ve already enjoyed connecting with Zoom.  Maybe you are…

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Acrylic painting of an "eye" with yellow, sun like iris and purple lid. There are vines growing up the left side of the painting.

Big, Better, Best

I start with big, expansive thinking and then, iteration by iteration, distill and refine my ideas into form.  That’s my creative process for physical objects like the painting above and when I create less tangible things like a workshop. The video below is a great example.  My original idea was to create a video about…

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Jumble of puzzle pieces

Putting the Pieces Together

We put together a large puzzle at our house over the holidays.  At first those 1000 pieces seemed very daunting.  Little by little they came together, and it became easier and easier to find new connections. Heading into 2020 is like a freshly opened puzzle.  At the Creative Life Center, this year’s puzzle pictures new…

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four macarons balancing near two and one macarons

What do you want out of 2020?

Here are some words to spark your pondering: magic, silence, treats, lively times, action, relaxation, adventure, wondering, wandering, sacredness, learning, time, money, color, water, friends, family, challenges, completion, awareness, connection, heart, plants, laughter, books, … You can reflect on what you would like from 2020 by finishing this blessing. May 2020 be blessed with ___________________________….

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