Posted 11 hours ago

Song of Myself

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

My tongue, every atom of my blood, form’d from this soil, this air,
Born here of parents born here from parents the same, and their parents the same,
I, now thirty-seven years old in perfect health begin,
Hoping to cease not till death.

Creeds and schools in abeyance,
Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,
I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard,
Nature without check with original energy.

Posted 1 month ago
Change the focus of the eye. When you have done that, then the end of the world as you formerly knew it will have occurred, and you will experience the radiance of the divine presence everywhere, here and now.
Joseph Campbell, On Being Human
Posted 1 month ago
They come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party; but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Posted 1 month ago
You can’t just sit there and put everyone’s life ahead of yours and think that counts as love
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Posted 2 months ago

I am loving this new gettyimages collection highlighting women in leadership roles.

Check it out at: http://www.gettyimages.com/Creative/Frontdoor/leanin

Celebrate women.

Posted 2 months ago

nanlawsketch:

Shine Bright

My mantra (one of many)

Posted 2 months ago

1924us:

In one way or another, we are all… - 1924

Posted 2 months ago

New Followers

I have had a surge of new followers on my blog lately and that’s a great feeling. Thank you if you follow me and care about the things I say. I am grateful. As I write this my curious little puppy remains engrossed in the movements of my computer screen. He appreciates you too.

Posted 2 months ago

January & February

Last month I made a resolution to be kinder to myself—better self talk, more appreciation of my body, overall cutting myself some more slack, and celebrating all the things that make me me. This month I plan to be more careful about the way I talk about other women. I will no longer allow myself to participate in the judgement or the cutting down of (anyone really, but especially of) other women. I cannot hope that things change about the way women are evaluated while I am participating in creating it. Here’s to a great continuation of self-compassion and a start to a new way of speaking about other women too. Hello February.

Posted 3 months ago

North Carolina

Something about North Carolina makes me want to buy a quaint and cozy little fixer-upper house on a big open field and hide away inside with my pup and my love. I would wear cowboy boots and paint my barn with a fresh coat of red.