Category Archives: Kindness

An experiment: allowing space to breathe

I’m happy to say that I have finally convinced myself that I’ve done enough… for now.  I certainly didn’t believe it 20 years ago, or 10, or even 5.  1 year ago I was running hard, full of commitments that … Continue reading

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Update on where I stand: art, parenting, and mindset

HUGE thank yous to each of you for your loving comments and support. I have printed each one out and have them posted nearby where I can always see them for motivation. It feels so validating when people mention to … Continue reading

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An uphill climb: allowing space for grief

“I’ve never seen anyone in a situation like this handle it as positively as you are.” “Ask Naomi, she’s in charge.” “How did you get all this done so quickly?” My friends, even those with the most positive, look-for-the-silver-lining, don’t-sweat-the-small-stuff-type … Continue reading

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Full hands, whole heart: a retelling of my storm experience

The woman beside me at the nail salon heard me answer the manicurist’s question about our house and began asking me about our situation and also sharing other people’s stories.  I didn’t realize at the time that there were a … Continue reading

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This time I have a good excuse

Yes, I have an excuse and his name is Harvey. I meant to be back here sharing inspiration and projects at the beginning of September, but instead we had this storm and life has been shaken and stirred quite a … Continue reading

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The house of belonging

I created this canvas after watching the “belonging” section of Brené Brown’s “Kitchen Table Parenting” series. Brené teaches: “Belonging is the innate human desire to be a part of something larger than us.  Because this yearning is so primal, we … Continue reading

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