May Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain


It’s 5 a.m. It’s quiet, and it’s my favorite part of the day. Introverts love quiet: quiet mornings, quiet afternoons and a contemplative walk, quiet evenings with a great book and an animal (or two), quiet workplaces so they can create. I am an introvert. I’m a lucky introvert because I stumbled upon Quiet: The … Continue reading May Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Scrapbooking: How it Changed my Life and Lifted the Pain


I am a scrapbooking junkie. I admit it. One of my favorite things to do is to put together albums of photographs of the years I have lived. This is an activity that when done, it feels like time stops. I don’t look at the clock, and before I know it, the entire day has … Continue reading Scrapbooking: How it Changed my Life and Lifted the Pain

August Book Review: Creativity: Flow and The Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Creativity. We all have it, and we all want to relish in it. But how? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s groundbreaking book, Creativity: Flow and The Psychology of Discovery and Invention, is considered an exemplary work (and I agree) in the study of creative expression. Csikszentmihalyi interviewed almost a hundred creative people in every field and synthesized his findings in this book. He also … Continue reading August Book Review: Creativity: Flow and The Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

April Book Review: A Coming of Wizards: A Manual of Human Potential by Michael E. Reynolds


There is a magical, enchanting and beautiful plot of land on this planet that has inspired many to change their lives and follow their dreams. This spot is about 20 miles west of Taos, New Mexico, and is the inspiration for one man, Michael E. Reynolds, who is on course to change the world. An ahead-of-his-time … Continue reading April Book Review: A Coming of Wizards: A Manual of Human Potential by Michael E. Reynolds

March Book Review: Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet by Matthew Fox


The true artist draws out all from his or her heart. The true painter is wise, God is in his heart. He puts divinity into things; He converses with his own heart. -Black Elk, Ancient Mesoamerican Poem As an artist, writer and unwavering believer that there is an artist of all sorts in each one … Continue reading March Book Review: Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet by Matthew Fox

Expression Lives


I have learned that oppression is the opposite of expression, and those who oppress (in any form), live in constant fear. Oppression is the stifling of man and nature’s creative and exploratory need. The best way to stop oppression is to live in the opposite way: be the person who recognizes oppression and stands against … Continue reading Expression Lives