Tag Archives: exploration

discovering the inner “truant”

“If you wish to live forever, start wishing to live more in the now than for it.” ~ Paul Pearsall, Wishing Well I’ve been ditching plans, idling, roaming, and pondering. Summer has me in its grip, and my motivation extends to sunning in the park and roaming the neighborhood, rather than starting on my business […]

Drawing out

My last formal art class was in 1989. I got a stingy B+ on a sculpting project, which I knew I was actually really good at, but drawing and painting grades went downhill from there. In those classes we were assigned topics such as ‘draw a house with a certain painting technique’ or ‘work on […]


Happy March! It looks like Spring may actually show up one of these days. After my big cleaning frenzy in February I spent a few days cocooning. I gave in to my fatigue and snoozed the days away. All my readings have various exercises to get in touch with your inner self and that’s an […]


I am processing the chapters of my library books in thought and deed. Last week I had a great conversation with my accountant that is helping me with the business planning. But in order to move forward, we must let go of the old, and “create space” in our lives as Kathy Freston puts it. […]


“You need to have dreams. Dreams are actually the avenue through which we achieve success and true prosperity. To be without a dream is to be without a plan. You are at a loss for what to do. Give yourself permission to dream and to succeed.” ~ Ellen Peterson, Choosing Joy, Creating Abundance By many accounts […]

Dolce far niente? Not so much

Oh to quit your job and just do whatever you want for a year. Isn’t that a lovely dream? It was mine and I fortuitously was able to make it happen. “A sabbatical (from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a “ceasing”) is a rest from work, or a hiatus, […]

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