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Quiet Endeavours is now on Society6!

I’m excited to announce that one of my creative endeavours-an acrylic pour painting entitled “Adam By The Sea” was professionally scanned in the Seattle area and has made its way to Society6 and is now available for purchase on a wide variety of products for house and home.

Four Times When Being Creative Saw Me Through Tough Times

Hurrah, it’s November, and for many across the world, that means it’s time to grab something to write with, hide away from anything that might be a distraction, and write up a storm. Yes, writers of all ages have heard the call and accepted the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a single month. It’s…

Wednesday’s List #34-36

Hello everyone! Hope you’re healthy and safe. Let’s take a moment to celebrate the little things in life! Welcome to Wednesday. It’s time for some positivity to get us the rest of the way to Friday and the weekend! My list this week One of the things I’m truly grateful for this week is for…

Wednesday’s List #31-33

Hello everyone! Let’s celebrate the little things in life! Welcome to Wednesday. We’ve made it to the middle of the week and it’s time for some positivity to get us the rest of the way to Friday and the weekend! My list this week Whew! Well, while it’s been quite a week with some pretty…

Postcards from the past: searching for a Memory in Tombstone – Part I

A Travel Memory to Historic Tombstone, Arizona. I’m standing outside Boothill Cemetery studying its surrounding walls, trying to match what I see with a memory from my childhood. I’ve just traveled along a dusty desert road. The toxic, nostril-burning smell of a skunk (who has met an unfortunate end sometime earlier in the morning, I’m…

Wednesday’s List #28-30

It’s back! An invitation to come and celebrate the little things in life! Hello, my friends and welcome to yet another Wednesday. We’ve made it to the middle of the week and it’s time for some positivity to get us the rest of the way to Friday and the weekend! Here’s the scoop on what…

The Power of Pastry: A Quiet Moment in Chaotic Times

My fellow introverts. I must begin this post with a question: How are you doing? Lately, I’ve been feeling like the world around me has sped up at a dizzying speed and I haven’t felt at all ready to dance the frantic jig of life again yet. I’ve also been asking myself, are we really…

Wednesday’s List #25-27

It’s back! An invitation to come and celebrate the little things in life! Hello, my friends and welcome to yet another Wednesday. We’ve made it to the middle of the week and it’s time for some positivity to get us the rest of the way to Friday and the weekend! Here’s the scoop on what…

The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep

These are stressful, anxious times my fellow introverts. I hope you’re getting the separation you need to rest, restore and recover your spirit and perhaps too, your sense of humor. I know I’ve gotten very quiet and serious lately. There’s always a lot on my mind, and if you’re anything like me, you might find…

Wednesday’s List #22-24

Focus on the good One of the greatest game-changers in my life for getting through tough times, has been to maintain a daily habit of writing down one good thing about the day at the very end of it. The idea behind this? No matter how rough or challenging a day has been, you can…

Something Different

My recent interaction with goats got me thinking about the scene in the 1965 movie “The Sound of Music” where Maria and the Von Trapp children stage a marionette show about a lonely goat herd. Having not seen the musical in some time, I thought it was time for a revisit. As a side note,…

Wednesday’s List #19-21

Focus on the good One of the greatest game-changers in my life for getting through tough times, has been to maintain a daily habit of writing down one good thing about the day at the very end of it. The idea behind this? No matter how rough or challenging a day has been, you can…

Playlist: “Look for the Good” by Jason Mraz

I’m driving home from work and the CHECK ENGINE light comes on. “Oh no” is the first thought of many. It’d been a time of great uncertainty leading up to the small illuminated warning. I’d just returned to full-time work as the city was just beginning to reopen businesses, but so many remained closed. I…

A Quiet Moment: In The Company of Goats

When I was asked if I wanted to tag along to pick up some goats, of course I said yes. Did I know anything about goats? Nope. But I was very willing to enroll in Goat 101. New knowledge? Go somewhere new? Experience being in a moving vehicle with three, four-month-old goats? Sign. Me. Up….

Confessions of a Journal Junkie

I remember my very first journal. I also remember getting in trouble for writing in it. To begin this story, I must first explain the wonder I had for something called the Scholastic Book Club. I was in third grade, and there was a newsletter of sorts that listed all kinds of amazing titles that…

Wednesday’s List #16-18

One of the greatest game-changers in my life for getting through tough times, has been to maintain a daily habit of writing down one good thing about the day at the very end of it. The idea behind this? No matter how rough or challenging a day has been, you can always find something positive…

Create positive change by setting boundaries

A passage from Alicia Keys’ book “More Myself” helps to remind us how important it is to set boundaries for a more purposeful life. I stumbled upon a video that really hit home with me. The discovery of it was perfectly timed. I had started working on a daily exercise called “Morning Pages” from a…

Playlist: “Masterpiece” by Andy Grammer

Change your playlist. Change your life. “When things change inside you, things change around you.” @bella.montreal Instagram When life isn’t exactly reflecting the one you wanted or want to have, it’s easy to become stuck in patterns that won’t let you move up and forward into something desired. Even if you want change, you might…

A dog’s opinion: On health, ferry rides, and family.

This blog post was written by Vienna, a seven-year old Greyhound. All opinions are her own, possibly edited a bit by The Cat, who assisted with the typing. Hi everyone! Vienna here. With The Cat. He’s getting better at typing on a laptop, so we thought we’d do another blog post together. Mom is in…

Hello brave new world

Self-reinvention in a world changed I began 2020 doing some extraordinary brave things. I was a woman on a mission to go boldly where most introverts fear to tread. The idea was to really identify what brought me joy–and then do more of it throughout the year. I was trying new things left and right,…

A Dog’s Opinion on Snow

This blog post was written by Vienna, a seven year-old retired Greyhound. All opinions are her own, possibly edited a bit by The Cat (aka: Dresden) who assisted with the typing. My mom is grumpy this morning. The white stuff is back. It’s all over the place outside, and boy is it cold. I’ve gone…

Wednesday’s List #13-15

Life is full of amazing things! Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how many there are all around us when skies are grey and the wish is for one hint of what’s on the other side. Wednesday’s List will hopefully serve you as a little pick-me-up. Simply three things to make you pause and ponder!…

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