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Inclusion & A Poem on Trees

Inclusion & A Poem on Trees

The word inclusive is often on my mind as I sit in our little shop, Fig Love. In a world where so many of us want to fit in and not stand out, it takes a certain amount of courage to be our own authentic self, to step outside our tribal boundaries, and make our own way.
Earth Cycles and Fall Lessons

Earth Cycles and Fall Lessons

The cycle of the year turns and shifts and I am reminded every day how all things end and begin and end and begin again.
Rocking Your Fashion Sense

Rocking Your Fashion Sense

What kind of fashionista do you want to be?
Owning My Own Life

Owning My Own Life

I am not at the effect of others' choices. It is a beautiful and somewhat terrifying responsibility to own my own life.
How Many Rooms in My Head?

How Many Rooms in My Head?

There is the beautiful realization that a peaceful life demands a slowing down, a refining of priorities.
A Good Dose of Reality

A Good Dose of Reality

Learning to get along with others is a fine art.  It can improve with age if we practice, practice, practice.  My greatest tool is to remind myself that the way I see the world is not the way others see it.
Identity

Identity

If I look over my shoulder at the years, I see so many different lives, identities I picked up along the way to fit into a niche, to find a home, to belong
Nature and Second Chances

Nature and Second Chances

In a world where fear mongering appears to be one of the greatest marketing techniques, whether financial stability, religious judgments or social acceptance, it is a wonderful thing to remember gratitude in the moment.
Too Busy?

Too Busy?

I am happy each time I am reminded that it is the joyful moments, the ones I fall into like a sweet rhythm, where I lose track of time and know I'm in my soft space, that are the ways I want to fill my days

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Challenges Build Strength

Challenges Build Strength

I am reminded again of the nature of challenges to build strength.
Wide Open Hearts

Wide Open Hearts

These days I find myself open to a whole range of emotions. I see others struggling with the paradox of gratitude and grief.
The Gifts We Share

The Gifts We Share

I am aware of the differences I make when I take the time to share my gifts with the world.