Category Archives: Creativity

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Three’s A Charm

Three’s a charm continues to be a reoccurring theme in my work. Yesterday, May 15th was the official launch of White Wild Indigo, the third book in a series of three illustrated poetry books that I self-published in the past 3 years. I love each book with my whole heart and I’m attached to their… Read More



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Why Inspiration Matters

About a year ago, I wrote this post about inspiration and why inspiration matters. It began with happy memories of the pop culture years of the late ’60s and how they kept popping up throughout my days—as either a wistful thought or nostalgic feeling. This seemed too much of a coincidence. I wanted to investigate… Read More


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Work Hard For Good Reason

The natural world has so many advantages from inspiration to health benefits. The best gift I’ve received from exploring the majesty of this impressive world we live in and its royal beauty is how it opened up my heart to writing poetry, and to my inner artist. I write in bits and short bursts—sort of… Read More


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The Science of Art

How an artist or a photographer sees a flower, and how a scientist sees a flower, do not have to be separate. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone feels art and sees science in different ways. The science of art – or, if you prefer, the art of science – are both a means of… Read More


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National Poetry Month

Today is April 30 and the last day of National Poetry Month. I’ve been excited to celebrate this monthlong event for many reasons: First, I love poetry! In all its manifestations. Second, it healed me. Third, I met my personal goal to self-publish two illustrated poetry books. And for so many other reasons—especially that poetry… Read More


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The Art of Health and Happiness

Last week I attended the Mark My Words opening reception at the Palm Beach Cultural Council. This art exhibit features artists in Palm Beach County that use words as their subject matter and muse, including two collaborations with Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell and Kristen Alden from my poetry book Sage Words. A gratifying manifestation of the… Read More


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DENT the Future

In a few days, I’ll be leaving for Sun Valley to present at DENT, a conference and community for entrepreneurs, executives and creatives who are driven to “put a dent in the universe.” This will be my second year in attendance. DENT is incredibly special to me. For one, I met a treasure trove of… Read More


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Sage Spirit Book Launch

This has been one busy month with SO MUCH happening behind-the-scenes. Preparing the final touches on my new poetry book Sage Spirit, the book signing, the launch party, the Creative Spotlight, the upcoming Mark My Words Exhibition for Sage Words and now DENT. Hard work and a lot of travel, but all wonderful progress! Back… Read More