Category Archives: barriers

Vulnerability and Intimacy

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. They always seemed to be an exercise in failure. I pick one word to guide my decisions in the coming year and to see how that word shows up in my life. I … Continue reading

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Robot Coconut Trees by Kelsey Horton

The first thing I wanted to know about this book is where in the world the title had come from. Kelsey quickly answered that with a story. Her five-year-old nephews who enjoy writing books and stories, asked what the name … Continue reading

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#artheals

On that note, I see a shift in my corner of the world. The Asheville Wordfest, which did not occur in 2016 due to the father of the organizer, is currently being planned for sometime in the very near future. … Continue reading

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Make a Weird Sound!

I’m exhausted tonight. My ride home from my therapist was an hour late, and then it took over an hour more to get home. The streets were as packed as if it were closer to Christmas than it actually is. … Continue reading

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Making Things Equal for Everybody

When I signed into WordPress tonight, I saw an interesting article. I lived in the province of Alberta in Canada for nine years, but since I was receiving Social Security Disability Income from the US and wasn’t a permanent resident … Continue reading

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Get Curious. Dive Deep.

I rethought the image I used in yesterday’s blog post. “Digging deep” isn’t quite the image for this work that inspires me and keeps me going. “Diving deep” is what took hold of me last night. It’s hard to dive … Continue reading

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A New Mantra–Or Maybe an Old One

I’m in the middle of a LOT of transition right now. Trying to figure things out is enough to make my head swim. I’ve been listening to 70’s music lately, and memories of many simpler times run through my head. … Continue reading

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Finding Meraki in Our Lives

This is one of my favorite words that I never get a chance to use. It’s a Greek word, which I find interesting because I think it looks and sounds more Japanese than anything. It is a verb–sometimes an adverb–and … Continue reading

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Making a Way Out of Nothing

I’m going to get a bit spiritual here. This is my own story, not intended to offend someone else. There’s a Scripture passage where four men take a paralyzed man to Jesus. They couldn’t get through the door, so they … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Writing Self

I’ve been struggling with my writing process for a while, and Andi showed me why. I’ve been trying to do what other people do in their writing lives, and it simply doesn’t work for me. I need routines, rituals, and … Continue reading

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