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The Value of Good Words

When someone has “gone off on you,” what is the residual effect? Maybe you fight back with words, internalize the hurt and become depressed, or intentionally avoid future interactions with the perpetrator. No matter how you respond, there is fallout that negatively impacts you. Broken relationships and compromised trust are not high on my this…… Continue reading The Value of Good Words

Community · Encouragement

Table Talk: A New Video Podcast

A new year calls for new perspective, renewed purpose, and audacious goals. Actually, I am not typically one for making resolutions, and I often resist sharing my goals out of a fear of failure. However, in 2020, I opened my mouth and shared a nudging with a small group of fellow creatives, but the story…… Continue reading Table Talk: A New Video Podcast

Community · Kindness · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

Advent[ure] Awaits: Holiday Edition

If there is anything you should know about me, it is that I care deeply about showing up and seeing others. My story is full of times I felt unseen and unloved. With my dying breath, I hope to be encouraging those I love and those I have yet to know.  The #SowkindMovement was born…… Continue reading Advent[ure] Awaits: Holiday Edition

Community · Sow Kind · SowKind Movement

Kindness: Offer What You Have

The heat was suffocating. Signs warned hikers to avoid the climb during midday. It was exactly that time when we started. With water in hand, we set off on the trail. Please note my face about hiking in the middle of the day [after we finished hiking IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY! Also note…… Continue reading Kindness: Offer What You Have

Community · Uncategorized

Something New: A Local Collaborative Opportunity

Are you a creative struggling to carry an idea to fruition? Do you long for a group that can give you honest feedback, share strategies, and support your work? Would you like to have meaningful collaborations with others who are pursuing similar goals? Maybe you are running to the same people for feedback and encouragement,…… Continue reading Something New: A Local Collaborative Opportunity

Community · Healing

Quarantine Chronicles 9.0

Twice during shelter-in-place orders, I have been overwhelmed with sorrow. Two times I have been confronted by the unnecessary snuffing out of lives. I know there are more stories, more names, more tragedies. Twice is merely the tip of the iceberg. While the danger of a virus that has taken an excessive amount of lives…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 9.0

Community · Encouragement

Quarantine Chronicles 5.0 [Broken]

I have reached the “even my comb has given up” level of quarantine, and it probably is not why you think. My hair has not become one big matted mess that my comb could not handle—although I am beginning to wonder if people see Forrest Gump [running across America] when they see me.   While…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 5.0 [Broken]

Community · Encouragement

Quarantine Chronicles 4.0 [Redefined]

Are we having fun yet? No, in fact, it is more likely we are busy comforting the falling apart version of ourselves and others. Quarantine is serving up a strange mix of just fine one minute and not fine the next. So much of my normal has been redefined. While that causes some suffering, I…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 4.0 [Redefined]

Community · Encouragement

Quarantine Chronicles 3.0 [Who Knew?]

Well, here we are wearing the same outfits and running out of give-a-cares. We are still in search of the toilet paper we will NEVER again take for granted, and we have added hairstylist to our impressive resumes. Election campaigns have quieted, and GPA now stands for global perspective adjustment. This is QUARANTINE 2020. Who…… Continue reading Quarantine Chronicles 3.0 [Who Knew?]