Taking time.

When taking time to do something, or be somewhere, or with someone Time itself doesn’t matter; it needn’t enter into consciousness. My favorite ways of taking time occur as bookends to the day. A long breakfast, children shrieking and laughing, only silent while eating. Standing in the kitchen, enjoying coffee while cooking. Then again to […]

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Perfect amidst imperfection.

Perfect amidst imperfection. Written August 9, 2017   Sometimes the absence of something is the trigger to realize it is essential to our way of life. Writing is like that for me. Academic writing, free writing, journal writing, blog writing, sketching, or some other form of creative expression through dance, yoga, music, art. From this […]

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Fullness.

With a greater sense of awareness, I am learning to feel full. Fullness to me means completeness, happiness, and success. Success in this case is not measured by worldly accomplishments, gold stars, or publications, but rather by doing what I love. Doing what I love has taken great time, attention, and awareness to cultivate. It takes dedication, […]

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Weightless-a choice.

Today the sky is clear. The weight of the world is not on my shoulders. Instead, I am prioritizing myself. My practice of writing. My practice of meditation. My practice of happiness. Yes – happiness is a practice, and perhaps more importantly, a choice. So is meditation. So is writing. I am listening to the […]

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Just do you.

You will have moments of clarity, and moments of doubt. The important thing to remember is that you are uniquely you. No one else can express how you do. No one else sees the world as you do. Be confident in the truth that you are important. Your ideas have merit and are worth sharing. […]

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Breathe into being.

Listen. What do you hear in this moment? The quiet sound of your child breathing. The hum of the dishwasher. The breeze through the window. The echo of a voice from another room. Watch. What do you see in this moment? A dimly lit room of familiar objects. The soft round features of a young child. […]

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Telling stories.

I was recently inspired to tell stories. In a talk by Dr. Susan May Basalla, she told of the stories she has learned from others seeking positions outside of academia. In her talk she spoke of being inspired by things that motivate us, that we are passionate about, taking our own paths that are certainly […]

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