A Deeper Layer of Self-Nurturing

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Tips for Nurtured Entrepreneurs | 4 Comments

Ah, self-nurturing! It might sound like bucolic bliss at first, but what does it really mean? Do you even know what nurtures you, personally, beyond your go-to comforts? What is deeply essential to your well-being? What helps you thrive and feel deeply alive? And, how do you feed those holy hungers and do it without […]

What is Essential?

I am re-examining how I spend my time, energy, and resources. This involves discipline and discernment. I know that my days seem to fly by and mostly they’re good days, but still there’s a shadow of doubt.

Feeding Holy Hungers

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Tips for Nurtured Entrepreneurs | 2 Comments

Years ago, in a book by Dr. Andrew Weil, I was struck by his encouragement to buy flowers, and his insistence on the importance of beauty to our well-being.  Until then, I’d bought flowers occasionally, but his affirmation of the deep value of beauty opened a door for me to buy flowers more routinely for […]

Joy that Makes You Want to Shout

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Entreprenurial Ponderings | 6 Comments

Do you fear joy? I certainly didn’t think so until one day when I was deep in thought about an upcoming happy event.  All of a sudden I realized a pattern had been activated:  contracting from feeling too much joy.  A dear friend was coming to play – tea, talk, crafts – and I was […]

Claim Your Life’s Right Tempo

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Tips for Nurtured Entrepreneurs | 2 Comments

Like author bell hooks, “Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.”  Here are two that changed my life … Years ago while walking past a low bookcase in the local library, a book jumped off the shelf toward me. It sure seemed that way. Turned out to be a novel about a modern […]

Springtime, Flowtime

The most powerful message I’ve ever heard about what it means to stay in the Flow, came from the teachings of Abraham-Hicks. The thing is, we can’t look to how others answer these questions to answer them for ourselves. It’s not a group decision and for the individual the answer is a changing one.  Beyond […]

The Seeds of New Worlds

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Tips for Nurtured Entrepreneurs | 2 Comments

“During the times we think we’re being ‘unproductive,’ the seeds of new worlds are germinating within us, and they need peace to grow.” -Martha Beck Idleness. Culturally, it is generally frowned upon (could this be a clue to its hidden value?). There are numerous quotations about the lure and dangers of idleness, but these, I […]

Identify Theft of Another Color

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Entreprenurial Ponderings | No Comments

“Upon being established in non-stealing, there occurs the attainment of all prosperity.”                   -Patanjali, Yoga Sutras ii:37 (p. 98  in Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver) Reading the above quotation struck a nerve in me – unexpectedly – so I knew I wanted to take a deeper look. The quotation was a lead-in to a story about […]

News on this my 100th blog post …

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Entreprenurial Ponderings | 17 Comments

Several years ago, a mystical, magical woman sent out a newsletter message written in the style of a 9th century Irish poet (anon). The idea of writing in the style of someone adept at a certain form intrigued me.

How to be IN the New Year

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Entreprenurial Ponderings | 2 Comments

One morning in my car, sitting at a stop light, I was staring at the big red dot and feeling the anxious state of my body. That was when something a friend said recently popped into my mind: “Be where your feet are.”

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