Use Your Handicaps

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At the level where you are at …  you are a “Master.”  Isn’t that nice to know! Yet, many people do not have a “masterful” feeling when they feel handicapped. Negativity can sometimes get you stuck. How do you change a state of “fear” when it pushes you into negativity? Let’s play with this a little, with a little help from a wise woman Jean […]

Butterfly Effect – What Person Are You?

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I received an email from Mariah, my dear friend, years ago. When she called to share an idea she was thinking about, her old email showed up later as I was searching for something. Funny how that happens! (smile) So, I wanted to share some of her message with you. Mariah’s Note Howdy… I’d had the butterfly effect described to me before but I just […]

Communication is the Response You Get

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Do you ever watch how people communicate? Feel disconnected? How is your communication working for you? Women talk to women, guys talk to guys, people relate to children. People talk to other people. Is the communication response what you want? Watching conversations with other people and sketching character has taught me a lot! Communication is the Response You Get Some people seem connected. Others may […]

What Will Your Kid Remember?

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I’d like to think that I’ve been a good parent. Kids are tough judges. I wonder what will your kid remember? I watch a lot of people in and out of our center. Kids and parents are some of my favorites. When a parent has a deadline and brings their child into a coffee shop you can bet the child has to be occupied so […]

Despite the Noise

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Today I witnessed a beautiful person in action, despite the noise of background stuff. My younger daughter Cynthia asked me if I would make a recording as she played the guitar and sang for making Christmas presents. I’m almost crying as I write this blog. Cynthia is wonderful, and one of her most beautiful traits is her patience and flexibility. Our business is in an […]

Celebrate the Artist’s Journey

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Cat Wilson set about a journey in building her artistic skills in July of 2015. What she discovered along the way was much more! Now, she wants to share the journey with you! You are invited to celebrate the Artist’s Journey on December 5th! Setting out to better train her hand, Cat practiced quick sketching of people throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. Sketch pad in […]

Friends, What Holds Value

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When you look back at your friends, what holds value?  Compassion and kindness? A kind gesture when you needed it, such as a shoulder to cry on?  Celebrations? Perhaps your friend invited you to share a feast, great company, and lots of hugs.  What do you value in friendship? Compassion and Kindness One day I sat watching two women talk over tea. One listened with […]

What Joy Can You Do in 5 Minutes?

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How much joy is in your life? Do you have minutes, hours, days of joy? What joy can you do in five minutes? Please take a moment and ask yourself if something is missing … maybe joy. When I realized it, it was a day like any other. Something was missing. I couldn’t reach what it was, but I knew inside. I asked the question, […]

Drawing on Courage

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You may have experienced one of my character sketches in a cafe. If you have, then we have met and I may have explained how I am learning how to draw better by my sketching in cafes. I may have also shared how drawing in public places, doing something I’m almost a little hesitate to do, has given me courage. You could say, “drawing on […]

We All Need Inspiration

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As you know, life is not perfect.  Everyone experiences ups and downs in the process of life. We All Need Inspiration Counting the days until an event such as birthdays, holidays, and special events can be inspiring.  Knowing that there is a short time before we arrive helps us on the journey. Social media users post inspiration by famous people, authors, actors, and spiritual leaders.  […]