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Quieting the mind, listening to my heart

A place of personal retreatToday I write from a beautiful cabin in the woods on the edge of Lake Superior – my place of personal retreat for the long weekend, thanks to the generosity of some cool people. I decided to take a three-day time out from life to quiet my mind and listen to my heart.

This is not easy to do. It requires detaching from the outside world — including all technology — and sitting quietly…just you and your every thought. It takes time to quiet the outside voices long enough to hear your own. To get in touch with your deepest desires. But when you do, well, it’s pretty remarkable. Read more

Learning to have faith and follow my own path

When I was on personal retreat at A Room of One’s Own on the North Shore last month, I picked up the book Heart Steps and started to peruse it. This is a sweet little book of prayers and declarations for a creative life by Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way. I love this book and have found that each time I open it and randomly turn to a page, it inspires me and gives me what I need in that moment. Read more


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