Are Our Kitchen Appliances Affecting The Development Of Journaling?

This week is the launch of Jamie Ridler Studio’s Give a Girl a Journal initiative. A wonderful opportunity to put journals into the hands of as many girls as possible.  There are a number of ways you can participate in this inspired endeavor, you’ll find details here. Jamie’s journal focus inspired me to some musings about…

Stories not Atoms

Day 11 of Reverb15 and Kat McNally’s prompt is: For my part, I see how easy it is to get overwhelmed by statistics and to fear what they mean. And then HoNY reminds me that numbers are irrelevant: what counts is people. And each person has an extraordinary, terrifying, exhilarating story of their own. Muriel Rukeyser once…

Radical Acts of Love

Day 10 of Reverb15 and today’s prompt comes from the beautiful Julia Inglis aka Sacred Familiar. Julia and her husband Tony live in a magical forest, sharing grandmother’s medicine with the world. Julia writes: When we heal our spirits the ripples are felt from the highest branches to the deepest roots of our family trees. What…

The Recipe of Self

The 9th day of Reverb 15 presented by Kat McNally and the prompt is: As you may know, the theme of this year’s Reverb reflective writing challenge is Alchemy. This was my word for 2015 but it has been so rich and evocative that I may just keep it for life. Just the idea of Alchemy…

Alchemy and Serendipity

Today’s prompt comes from Jennifer Williams-Fields. Jennifer is a true inspiration as she glides and stumbles through life as a single mum to six kids, yoga teacher, fitness instructor and writer. Her book Creating a Joyful Life: The Lessons I Learnt from Yoga and my Mom was published this year to great acclaim. Jennifer writes:…

A Wonder to be Celebrated

Day 7 A Wonder To Be Celebrated Today’s Reverb 15 prompt is: In her seminal book Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott offers the observation: “The evidence is in, and you are the verdict.” Regardless of where you live in this crazy beautiful world, I’m sure you’ll agree it’s been a BIG year. Today, I want…

Generations Facing Forward

Day 6 in the fascinating Reverb 15 process. Today’s prompt came from Cindy Mearns. Cindy writes: As each year progresses, we unknowingly gather many thoughts, beliefs, and patterns to us. In fact, what we are carrying may have been passed down to us from previous generations. Looking at the thoughts and patterns that may be…

Fav Selfie

It is day five of Reverb 15 hosted by Kat McNally and the prompt is to show a favorite selfie.  This was unexpectedly a bit more challenging than anticipated.  Going through my vast number of photographs, I see that my presence is behind the camera more often than in front. Just in time to have a…

Replenishment

Today is day four of Reverb 15 and the prompt is about replenishing our resources. Such an important question….How do we keep our well full so we can flow forth into the world through our chosen focus? As I roll this question around in my head/body/heart waiting to see who will answer, I find it…

Visiting The Moon

I see the Moon. The Moon sees me. Each time the moon and I connect, it is a new experience. Perhaps a bit larger or a little slimmer, its path shifting with the seasons. Every time there is a little thrill in the newness of discovery. Five years ago I moved to the desert from…

What Surprised Me This Year

This year has been filled with ordinary and extraordinary happenings, but none quite as surprising as the year simply disappearing. It is not uncommon for me to be a bit startled that it is time for holiday decorating. I do have a somewhat flexible relationship with time… it expands, contracts, disappears ,can be interminable, folds…

Lists and Prayers

“Maybe lists are like prayers” wrote Andrea Scher in 2003 and here it is again as inspiration for Day 1 of #Reverb 15 that is being hosted by the talented Kat McNally. At the close of last year I read the collections of posts responding to #Reverb 14 and wondered about one day trying my…