Last week I read this post by my college friend, Erin Loechner. She was part of a blogging campaign encouraging transparency in our fears and anxieties. Often times blogs tend to highlight the mountain tops of our lives rather the valleys. We all struggle, we all need compassion, we all make messes, and the “pretending we have it all together” days are long gone. I was inspired by her honesty and thought it was time to share my current … →
I have forever struggled with feeling joy. I can name on one hand the places where I experience joy. Reading books to my god-daughters before bed is one, and in the arms of my husband is another. Other than that, I have a hard time allowing myself to feel pure, undistracted, feels so good it almost hurts, joy. I am coming to believe that my expectations of what joy should feel like are incorrect. In my mind, joy equals energy, … →
I am still soaking in the truth that I am living in my once Ideal Imaginary Day. It has yet to feel like I dreamed it. I assumed this would be a place and time of life where I most understood the meaning of true joy. The exact opposite has proven true. Everything is more glorious in it’s visionary state. Dreams seem to be backlit by an ethereal perfection that woos us like a Siren’s beauty. The sky is full of … →
The next Creativity Workshop is scheduled for Saturday March 24th! Why: I created these workshops because I wanted women to know that it’s okay to make a mess! Life is messy, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be thrown away! Our messes are where we get a unique opportunity to step back and let the divine intercede. There is something powerful about learning to find beauty and healing in our messes. Who: Women! My workshops are geared particularly to women. We will journey through … →
Last night I installed a new art show at Frothy Monkey! The show will be up for 8 weeks and I have several new paintings that aren’t on my website. If you live in Nashville or are visiting, go check it out!
This is a repost from something I wrote in June 2010. The lesson God started teaching me back then, he reminded me of again this weekend. I have tried to write new words but have come up empty handed. Why fix something if it isn’t broken. So here ya go. I’m learning a lot these days, friends. God is honoring the desire to rid my life of unhealthy things (what I affectionately refer to as gluten of the heart and … →