Notes From the Journal

  • Learning to let go when our creative harvests fail to fruit

    Learning to let go when our creative harvests fail to fruit

    I’m in my element, as the transition from the heat of summer to the warmth of autumn becomes visible. The first fire burning in the hearth penetrates deep into my bones rather than a scorching heat that brushes the surface. The softening of summer’s lively green into fall’s vibrant reds and oranges will soon become…

  • From the darkness, inspiration returns

    From the darkness, inspiration returns

    Summer is retreating, and with the dissipating light, I find inspiration is returning. There are the people for which joy comes more naturally. Perhaps these are the same types who look forward to a warm summer day and the promise of a day swarming with aliveness that leaves them glistening when the sun meets the…

  • When the root of our suffering is a world starved of purpose & meaning

    When the root of our suffering is a world starved of purpose & meaning

    As I stood in my garden with the dark moon overhead, I felt determined to get the seeds for my root crops in the soil. The loosened and weeded beds had settled and grass sprouts were popping up in the prepared earth as I made my final preparations. It was a full day’s work returning…

  • Let your goals wilt away so you can follow the path that makes you come alive

    Let your goals wilt away so you can follow the path that makes you come alive

    Our weather has been the typical cool spring we’re used to in the mountain west. Our winter was challenging, as it usually is in Wyoming, but we accumulated more snow than usual this year. We went from one extreme to the other as it quickly turned warm and melted away. Last spring, we had a…

  • Finding Your Roots This Holiday Season

    Finding Your Roots This Holiday Season

    Like many, I love this time of year, the holiday season. I love the magic of the twinkling lights and winter tales. I love celebrating and honoring traditions of my own creation, drawn from my family, my ancestors who came before, and my own desires for this season. I love to cook and bake and…

  • Leaving social media, choosing creative freedom

    Leaving social media, choosing creative freedom

    We live in an interesting world. One where we have the freedom to create what we want to create and offer our unique work to many using the Internet. Yet, in a way, this way of creating our work in the world feels less free. We give up much of our time creating to create…