Category Archives: Being Genuine

New year, new clarity, new goal

In the year 2014, I’m going to continue to express from the heart while refining my writing. I wanted to share my new “about this blog” page here.  It was written originally as a response to a blog post over … Continue reading

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The journey so far

I wrote this originally in June of 2010.  I am re-posting it now for a particular reason.  In the next blog post or few I want to talk about the idea that the worst part about growing up in abusive … Continue reading

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Sometimes I’m not a nice person

Sometimes I’m not a nice person. I know that. I accept that about me. Since I don’t expect anyone to understand me, except me, I will do what I need to do to tend to my own stuff and stay … Continue reading

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The Untethered Soul – part I

I’m reading a book called The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer. With Eastern spirituality at its core, he tells us we all have parts that are often in conflict with each other and we are torn … Continue reading

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These hands

I’m reblogging an old post of mine.   The art journal page I finished last night made me think of a post I wrote last year. I also recently printed up this picture and placed it in my sacred space. Have … Continue reading

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