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The Art of Elizabeth Tuckwell

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Self Validation and the Courage to Create

My friend sent me the most glorious text: “I’m at Camille's guitar lesson and there is this kids band playing. It’s horrific. Like worse than me in the car with the windows up. But I love the fearlessness to pursue their passion.” That sentence alone opened up a...

Where is Your 51%

Sometimes our motivations mystify even ourselves. The stage was set. Microphone in hand, laptop ready, and enthusiasm high. Despite the late hour and slight feelings of exhaustion from a long day parenting, recording tonight’s podcast episode was motivation enough to...

The Ghost of Christmas Past

My daughter wrote out christmas cards and on one of them she wrote in huge letters “The ghost of Christmas past” and we laughed about it because it was so intense.  “Yikes,” I joked, “who is getting this card?” I won’t tell you who got it but I will tell you that the...

Keeping it Real

Keeping things very real: This week was a doozy. The beginning of the week had my little one sick, the end of the week I had food poising, then my external hard drive died and I lost 5 years’ worth of work and memories.   My podcast, No Worries Wednesdays, was not...

Meditation Saved My Life!

I am pretty sure meditation saved my life this week. I had signed up for a Reiki session. It was my first. I have heard wonderful things about it. But never experienced it myself. Unfortunately the practitioner called me to cancel the session due to a family...

Bloom

What would bloom in your garden today? If we think of our thoughts as seeds and our feelings around those thoughts as fertilizer, what would bloom in your life today? I have this personal theory that everything shows up about three days later.  I think that the...

The Illusion of Control

I recently had an amazing creative coaching call with a woman. There were so many “Aha moments” that I knew I had to share them with you. After going through one of two meditations during the call, the first image that this woman had seen was a bird flying over a...

Is your receiver working?

Recently I was sitting with someone I admire and they were reviewing some work I had done for them.  As they spoke I found myself crossing my legs, tapping my foot and playing uncomfortably with my pen.  I also found myself struggling to make eye contact, which rarely...

The Lens of Love

Seeing with Love’s Lenses A woman I know looked at her phone and shook her head. She walked over to me and said look at this text message my husband just sent me. It was a list of things to remember before her big trip. I looked at it and said, “Oh look at all the...

Use Your Imagination for Good!

Your imagination is such a powerful part of you. In fact, if you spell the word imagine out loud it sounds like " I am a genie" because you are and it is. Every once in a while my 7-year-old starts on a worry route. She will have watched or heard something that tipped...