The Power of Doing Less


  Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you will have more time and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Marcus Aurelius, a philosopher and Roman Emperor, 161-180 CE, wrote the quote above. His words hold as much truth and […]

When Your Best Sucks


“Practice transforms a skill into an art” ~Siddharth Joshi In first grade, we were each given an assignment to create a little book (my first written book!). It was called, ALL ABOUT ME, by Wendy Barnette. (My maiden name and yes, I spelled my name with a “y” back then, but that is a story […]

The Creative Cave


To choose art means to turn one’s back on the world, or at least on certain of its distractions. ~Melvin Maddocks Deb and I have spent more time than usual these last few weeks in the cave. At Blue Sun Studio,  The Cave  is where we hang the DO NOT DISTURB sign so we can do our […]

Words of Wisdom to Live By


Words shape our world, our experiences and our Journey through Life.  The words we use on ourselves and others shape the way our brain organizes thought patterns and beliefs, and sends messages to the Universe about what is most important to our value systems and desires. We soak up a great deal from the words […]

The Courage to Jump


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Unknown Author How excited are you to get out of bed every day and go to work? On a scale from one to ten how would you rate it? About as excited as getting a root canal? Or […]