Tag Archives: contemplative

You Deserve to be on the Radar

When I was learning to paint and choosing my signature, my teacher suggested avoiding a name that reflected being a female.  That was thirty years ago.  I was young and just shrugged it off as a game that needed to be played.  Now I see the undermining message  – that I am seen as less of an artist because…

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And it was Good!

I am bouncing in my chair happy today!  I am excited and honored to be featured in Christine Valters Paintner’s Abbey of the Arts blog with a Monk in the World guest post. And it was Good Contemplative drawing is one of my favorite practices as a Monk in the World.  The story of contemplative drawing in my life…

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Manifesting the Images

While creating our International Women’s Day event, A Celebration of Women and You!, Eva and I moved outside of linear thinking and to-do lists.  The tool that we chose to use was a SoulCollage® exploration of the question, “What do we include in our event?” (SoulCollage® cards are created to represent parts of yourself, beings…

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Being Connected and Doing Connected

Sometimes I find myself reaching for my phone to check email or Facebook and wonder “Why?”  What is drawing me out of where I am to the “other” world of the internet? Often, it is a desire for connection.  I enjoy the ability of the internet to connect so quickly and so easily with people…

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You Know You are on the Right Track When

You know you are on the right track when opportunities, people, and events (both past and present) start to weave together into something cohesive and new.  Things that you thought were separate and unrelated – possibly even contradictory – become connected in the bigger, current picture.  Magic and synchronicity happen, and what was confusing starts…

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