February 28, 2014
Popping in briefly to invite you to come on over and check out Healing Waves – the place where I’m pouring out heart and art these days. The next group experience begins March 10, but you can begin the on-demand wave called Softening any time.
Softening is a beautiful way to prepare your heart for the other healing waves. And goodness – to prepare your heart for ALL of life. I’m soaking in the practices myself these days.
Love and light,
She said yes to trust
February 4, 2014
I love this image because it’s my story.
I’ve lived through darkness that’s felt darker than pitch-black night;
…felt the pull of my heart to make whatever choice I’ve had in me to move toward light;
…said yes to that pull in faltering, hesitant ways that’ve opened out, over time, into full-bellied, arms flung wide “YES, Universe. I choose trust!”
…experienced slow dawnings and brilliant bursts of sunshine along this way and the learning, through experience, that the sun rises AND sets on this path…and rises again.
I’m growing stronger, lighter, softer.
Trust is taking root.
And now I’m following the pull of my heart to clear this path for you.
To create art that helps unravel your fear.
That seeds your trust.
That grows in you softness, and supple strength to face your road ahead.
I’m on a mission for this.
I invite you to join me next week for a 10-day wave of healing art, called Softening.
10 illustrated practices aimed at helping you unclench and develop a daily habit of softening.
Next month I’ll offer another 10-day wave called Centering, followed by a wave called Opening.
With joy, I invite you to come learn more.
Wishing you love and trust and joy,
P.S. There’s a temporary bundle deal if you’d like to join me for all three waves – $19, rather than $30 ($10/each). Sign up between now and February 10 to receive it!
New year :: New focus :: New art
January 15, 2014
Hello there! Things have been quiet around here, but oh my goodness, so NOT quiet at my studio table!
After three years of maintaining multiple arms of my business (client work, traditional e-courses, art), I’ve decided to hone more fully in on my art. Yay for art that heals and helps us grow!!
Practically speaking, here’s what this means:
- My shop will be growing (and growing!) with new trust-nourishing products and prints. I’m in a giant push of creativity over here, so watch for this to make its way into the shop in coming weeks.
- Blog content will be stand-alone illustrations – a change from the longer articles you’ll notice in the archives here.
- Trust Notes, my weekly email missives (see sidebar for sign-ups), will include an illustration, and will be THE place to get the meatier, worded reflections I so love to write. Click here to read what people are saying about them.
- Trust Tending e-courses for 2014 will hone in on illustrated art, like my Santa Pause offering, and will be offered around themes. Stay tuned for series of sketches that explore topics near and dear to your heart.
This website will be undergoing changes in coming days and weeks as well, to more clearly reflect my new focus. You may have noticed a few of them already. More to come!
In the meantime, I hope you’ll join me for Blessings – 10 days of inspired, illustrated blessings, sent to your inbox FREE. This is your chance to get a taste of the art that I’ll be offering all year through themed series of illustrations – on love, relationships, grief, parenting, money, and more. Click here to sign up.
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As part of my “coming out” as a full-time artist, I’ve been spreading art across the web! Some of it looks like the style of work you’ve seen me do before, but much of it is new. If you’ve seen the movie Frozen, I feel a little like Elsa when, after a lifetime of containing her gift, she finally lets it fully out. I have no idea what all I’m capable of, but I’m eager to find out!
While I’m definitely not about building an isolated ice-castle and closing off my feelings (!!!), this video of Elsa “letting go” speaks so much to how I’m feeling these days.
Below you’ll find a sampling of places I’ve been this month (click the thumbnails to go to full images) – all places I love and am honored to be part of promoting. These women are bright, beautiful lights, doing wonderful work in the world!
Big blessings to you, and all my love,
P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for Blessings if you want to get in on that goodness. They’re free, and start flowing this Monday.
December 24, 2013
December 18, 2013
Let’s get physical
December 10, 2013
Or getting more sleep… :)
December 9, 2013
My soul is feeling things these days that I can’t quite name. On one level there’s joy and glad anticipation of what life holds ahead. And there’s gratitude for what’s in my life and in my arms each day already.
On another there’s a kind of grief going on. The shifting nature of life – the way friendships and life seasons and circumstances come and go: I don’t always have peace with this.
This week my practice when I feel these tougher feelings is to put my hand on my heart and send love to whatever part of me is feeling them. To tell that part of me, “I’m here. I’m listening. I’m sorry you’re feeling blue.”
It doesn’t make the feelings disappear, but it helps life feel softer and kinder, which, goodness – isn’t nothing. Grief needs soft places to land.
I’m sending you love and linking arms with you in a special way if you’re feeling this mix of things, too. I’m glad we’re in this being-human thing together.
Your Great Work
December 5, 2013
This image was part of last year’s Santa Pause experience. If you’d like to receive images like this in your inbox each day this season, come see what Santa Pause is all about. Registration stays open through THIS SATURDAY.
November 26, 2013
Sending love to you this Thanksgiving week, and deep wishes that you find moments of stillness and enoughness in the midst of all your plans,
P.S. If you need a little hand-hold for upcoming family time – which let’s face it, isn’t always easy, no matter how much love surrounds it – I made this book for you.
P.P.S. Santa Pause begins officially THIS SUNDAY, with introductions heading out on Saturday. If you’ve been meaning to sign up, or want to learn more about this chance to gently nourish trust this holiday season, now’s the time to go here.
Calling on your strength
November 22, 2013
If I could circle with you and the beat of many drums, I'd want to dance a dance of fierceness and love and determination to make a new world together. A world where fear is only background noise and not what guides us. A world where trust loosens all our hearts and the soil of our imaginations and unleashes wave upon wave of new leaders and new businesses and new relationships and new movements and new art that all get how connected we all are, how crazy able we are to address complex challenges in win-win ways, and how our planet needs this of us.
Rise up in the life that you're currently living - not the life that you'll be living someday when you get everything in order and figure out your purpose and the kids are all raised.
Rise up in the specific and maddening relationships you're navigating today.
Rise up in your work place and on the bus and in the quiet of your living spaces.
Rise up and say,
Enough of being stuck; enough of being wilted; enough of being numb; enough of avoiding the work I feel called to; enough of being gripped by jealousy and bitterness and victimhood.
Rise up and say,
Today, in this moment, and the next, is my chance to let trust be my guide. Is my chance to soften all my muscles and my fight-ready fists as many times as I can think of it and open up my hands and heart and mind to love and inspiration.
Today is my chance to call on strength and trust in ways I often don't think of doing and pour these into things that help and heal and re-order.
Today is my chance to be a trust warrior on behalf of Earth and on behalf of the people that I love and on behalf of my own heart that's so ready to live beyond the walls and containments that fear has created there.
And tell me if there are ways I can support you doing so.