All posts filed under: Self-Improvement

The Art & Zen of the Doodle

Creativity / Inspiration / Self-Improvement
The art of the doodle - The Anonymous Blonde

There’s a sweet spot… It’s where the head meets the hand. Where the details meet the big picture. Where the mind plays and the hand glides in ballet moves across the page. You can spend an hour or two or three in this sweet spot, utterly oblivious to social media, email and the 24 hour news cycle. You’re focused, relaxed, content. How do you find this sweet, sweet spot? You doodle. That’s right, we’re talking […]

Everyone is Creative

Creativity / Inspiration / Self-Improvement
The "I want my crayons back" rant

“The desire to create is one of the most deepest yearnings of the human soul.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf That big juicy creative life we’re talking about, its ours if we want it. Why? How can I be certain the big juicy creative life is within our reach? Because we’re all naturally creative. Everyone. Me. You. All of us. But for most of us, our creativity is buried deep inside. Stuffed so deep it’s barely […]

Go Ahead, Light Your Creative Fire

Creativity / Inspiration / Self-Improvement
Light Your Creative Fire - a 31 Days series on Creativity

“Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written….or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life…It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.” – Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life The Big Juicy Creative Life Do you want that life? […]

Vision Board Circa 2011


(After writing about my summer vision board, I came across this buried deep in my camera roll.) Unearthed, photographic evidence of my first vision board. Note the repeating images of time, the not so subtle calls to action and the obvious desire for change. For a couple of years, this poster board occupied precious wall space in my walk in closet, haphazardly framed by clothes and hats and shoe boxes. I cobbled it together sitting […]

A Vision of this Summer …

Self-Improvement / Summer

Summer is historically my least favorite season. As a Southerner, this is either sadly ironic or obviously logical. But this Summer is different. Different in a "salt in the air, sand in my hair, good book in my hand" way. I'm not even rushing that first Pumpkin Spice Latte. Enter The Summer Vision Board.

The Four Letter Word That’s Rocking My World

Inspiration / Self-Improvement

I’m due for a new word. And, guess what, it’s a four letter one!  Don’t worry, there’s no profanity or even a flurry of furiously flung together symbols. No, this one word is G-rated. (I may be post-modern, but I’m still a Southern belle of a good girl.) One Word, No More Resolutions After years of gold-medaling in resolution-breaking, I ditched the New Year’s resolutions for something more productive and conducive to my self-esteem. A […]

Finishing the Year Strong….with just Four Simple Goals

Holidays / Self-Improvement

That was fast…. This year is almost over….. I like the idea of finishing this year on a high note and riding that momentum into the new year. (Insert “Giddy-Up” here!) While I was pondering some seasonal goals, I stumbled upon this idea of 4 simple goals to end the year (courtesy of Elsie at The Beautiful Mess.) Before I knew it, I was banging out my own little list of goals to close out the year….. […]