Dan and I are at the beach for a few days after attending Michael Hyatt and Ken Davis's LAUNCH conference in Orlando. It was a wonderful event, as always. We met some amazing people and learned a lot. Dan spoke and was very well received and we both spent time one-on-one with participants who asked to pick our brains. We made ourselves available and were happy to do so. But after a few days of being "on" like that, we usually have to allow ourselves a recovery period. Perhaps it is our…Continue
Several years ago I read a book that spoke into my life on many levels. One word jumped from the pages into my brain and I have spent the years since embracing and better understanding the word validation, the process of recognizing the authenticity of one’s emotions or possibilities.
A well-meaning parent, teacher, or friend can undermine one’s potential by carelessly ignoring or carelessly discounting the importance of one’s passion or feelings. I am…Continue
My granddaughter, Clara, is very creative. She is almost seven years old and I learn something from her every time we get into art projects. Which is often. She has been part of our art classes at the Sanctuary since she was four and she is always an inspiration to us adults in the class because of her fearlessness in attacking any art project. She just starts it...and no matter what happens she finishes. Often she has stood up in class and…Continue
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about perspective. Friedrich Nietzsche is quoted having said, “There are no facts, only interpretations.” The older I get the more I embrace that thought. Madeleine L’Engle says her absolutes are The Ten Commandments. I would agree with that thought. I used to think there were a lot more absolutes but life has taught me to think beyond my own capacity to understand and accept other lifestyles, beliefs and understandings. I don’t know all the…Continue
A rest in music is an interval of silence. A rest in writing might be a blank page or sheet of paper amid a lot of verbiage. White space. A rest in art can be a spot of grey that gives your eye pause.
Rest is a nap or a good night’s sleep. In some countries where the weather is quite warm, it is common for people to take an afternoon siesta when, during the hottest hours of the day many businesses, churches and museums close so the proprietors can go home…Continue