Archive for September, 2009

Observe the dog

September 7, 2009

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

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  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
  • Take naps.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
  • When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Be loyal.
  • Never pretend to be something you’re not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.


The Artist’s Way

September 7, 2009

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I’m currently in a weekly study group with a bunch of great, like-minded individuals. We are studying the book ” The Artist’s Way” by Julie Cameron. It’s a 12 week program to discover or rediscover  your creative self.

I have to say it’s been life changing. Not to give out too much detail, but you have to write three pages every morning. Aside from carpal tunnel syndrome,  it’s been an amazing experience.

Heather Jassy, Life coach/ counselor has been facilitating the process along the way, which has been very helpful. Yah, you can do it yourself -but having a life coach and a woman that has supported people through it in the past – is quite helpful.

She’s offering the 12-week program again in the new year. To sign up email

I’m going to finish my painting now.

Productivity is an Art

September 2, 2009

UnknownDo you fear that you’ll stop being creative if you start being organized? Are you a writer who never finds the time to finish that article? Are you a  musician with no time to practice with the band?

It doesn’t have to be that way.Let’s get the projects done and ideas implemented.  Let’s reFRAMe. reframe is a  productivity system for creative people. This summer myself Jodi Carter, Professional Organizer and Heather Jassy, Life coach/counselor created a program to help creative people get productive.

reframe is a simple productivity system built specifically for creative people, especially people for whom past productivity systems have not worked. Creative people thrive when they have reminders, deadlines, routines, color, and a unique combination of structure and open space.


  • a system for keeping your desk organized
  • a visual to-do system that utilizes writing, color, and cool gadgetry
  • a system for keeping your email inbox clear and organized
  • systems for bringing new energy and focus to your current projects
  • time blocks set aside to generate and cultivate new ideas and feed your imagination
  • a flexible system of time management with alarms and reminders to keep you on track

To purchase or for more information go to