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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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Life Gifts

When I was in the imagining phase of expanding Gluten Free Sage and—at the same time—creating Sage Words as a book, over and over again I would think about how was I going to make this happen?! This big idea of a website and a poetry book had me on the edge of my chair.… 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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Dreamin’ Tree

With all the static in the room and lots of people talking, I overheard it: “I’ll never be right again. I want my old self back.” I hear this a lot. In real conversations, or something I’ve read. People look for a way to feel well, or unencumbered from a memory of how they may… Read More


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It’s the Little Things

Sometimes the tiniest of wonders make our days beautiful. A sunset walk. Bluetooth stereo in the truck. Puppy kisses. Cardinals. A rose from a neighbor they picked fresh from their garden. When the Collins Foundation comes to town with their vintage aircraft, and I can hear them rumble overhead. Or I reach down to tie… Read More


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Attitude and Effort

Last week when I was on one of my afternoon walks, I saw a peacock. For real. I never see peacocks! Peacocks are so majestic and colorful and will stop you in your tracks with their amazing hues. In many cultures they symbolize renewal, benevolence, immortality, royalty and luck. Peacocks are a symbol of integrity… Read More


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Tree Houses and Rose Gardens

Kristen and I are constantly wanting to slow down Summer since we absolutely love this precious time of year. Lately during our weekly website meetings, the first topic has consistently been Summer! And could it just please last forever… ?  Less paperwork, more family days  Less jackets, more sunshine’s rays  Less full swing  More ice… Read More


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I’m Sticking Up For You

I wrote this poem in the wake of the heartbreaking news of the Orlando shooting this weekend. This incomprehensible tragedy shocked and saddened me beyond belief. I didn’t think this is where we would be in the world. It’s overwhelming. Whether you’re a parent, an advocate of a child with Autism, defending a friend against… Read More


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Perspective is Everything

Idealist. Realist. Optimist. By now you probably know that I’m always putting my efforts into being optimistic. I like to see the sunny side of EV-ER-Y-THING. Last week I went on a liveaboard boat trip to the Bahamas, aka paradise, with two dear friends and 5 others whom I didn’t know. Everyone got along nicely,… Read More