list / memory / self compassion / selflove

telling you

there are so many things to write/tell. I feel like purging and telling this blog all the things but I am unlikely to do them any justice. so I will tell you I finished a collection of short stories by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poriot) and I am convinced the books are so much better than the show/movies. I will tell […]

self compassion / selflove / writing


I mentioned the photo dilemma to my resident computer expert and it is syncing issue that I don’t have the brain space to care about. that sounds silly but it’s true. I feel silly and ambivalent about technology. I can watch YouTube for ages and then I can barely spare a minute to look at the screen. recently, my nine […]

self compassion / selflove

do what works for you

find yourself. your true self. in the moment. live into it. when that feels too large or too tight. go outside. lean into the moment. smell the air. do something different. or do more of the same (as in the before times). every action (or inaction) has a natural consequences…good and/or bad…depending on how you look at it. there will […]

self compassion / selflove / writing

more on peaches

I ate all the fancy vanilla peaches. not all at once. although, they were so good I could see that happening. I ate them slowly over a week, it was big but small jar. I loved them but the place I got them is 30 minutes to hour away. not awfully far but way too far for one jar of […]

Personal - null / self compassion / selflove / writing

pleasure principle

sometimes, I catch myself being harsh and punishing to myself for the most mundane of things. you know, being human… a wonderfully imperfect and slow mess…glorious things, really. I am wondering how I can drop that story of the need to fix and punish and instead embrace the mess and nurture what matters–me, the human. I mean, this is the […]

creative practice / self compassion

frida kahlo on ambition and painting

“I really don’t know if my paintings are surrealist,” she says, ” but I know that they are the frankest expression of myself, without ever taking into consideration anyone’s judgment or prejudice, I have painted very little and without the slightest desire for glory or ambition, but before all else, out of the conviction that I enjoy it, and then […]

creative practice / self compassion / selflove / writing

doing a thing

I completed the thrive together network artist residency( at home) this month. well, today. I am not surprised that I finished it but I am surprised, if that makes sense. my art practice has been all over the place for the past few years if I am honest. it has been anything but steady but that could be understood because […]

creative practice / self compassion / selflove


Sometimes you just need to take your time to get quiet and look around. The bounty can be dazzling. The things we can receive with little effort—bird songs, herbs, flowers, big skies (sunny or moody). The small cup I planned to catch it all could never contain all there was to gather this today. I hope that feeling of being […]