At the intersection of gratitude and want…

At the intersection of gratitude and want…

If we are truly grateful, can we want? It’s on the top of my mind lately, as hubby and I go through the rigors of having our house on the market. It’s a great house, nothing wrong with it … and I truly am grateful that we’ve able to get here. So why we are selling? If we are really grateful, can we still want […]

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Why do I make this so haaarrrrd???

Why do I make this so haaarrrrd???

Pardon me for whinging but seriously….why do I make things so hard? When faced with a decision, it’s as if there is only ONE right answer, and disaster lies behind the wrong choice. Hardly. Life is a brilliant stream of non-stop decisions, every hour of every day. Certainly some deserve more debate than others. What I’m having for dinner doesn’t demand as much thought as […]

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Catholics and Other Creatures

Catholics and Other Creatures

Get to source. It’s the first in my list of 10 little rules for a blissy life, the guiding mantra that underpins the rest of the philosophy. And still, I forget. I was raised Roman Catholic, in an Irish-German family that put tradition and duty above personal fulfillment or enlightenment. Not that there wasn’t love; it was just that this love seemed to me to […]

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Enough

Enough

Searching. Striving. Working. Persevering. Pushing through. Sometimes it’s necessary; if your car ends up in a snowbank there’s work to be done to free it. But does life have to be lived this way as a matter of course? What compels us to do more, have more, be more, when in reality, at our essence, we are enough? Hubby and I are in the midst […]

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10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul … an update!

10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul … an update!

If you haven’t gotten your copy of 10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul by Rita Long stop waiting . Rita’s book is the perfect follow-up to 10 Little Rules for Your Blissy Life, and designed to help uncover your hidden creative sparks and fan them into infernos of creative bliss! With plenty of yummy giggles, rich insights and life experiences, Rita takes you on a journey […]

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Maybe just this once…

Maybe just this once…
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Courage before Confidence

Courage before Confidence

“Creativity takes courage.” Those words from artist Henri Matisse ring so true, and not just to professional artists or creators. “We all want to be confident. Being confident is the coolest,” writes Rita Long in her book 10 Little Rules for Your Creative Soul. Yet fear so often blocks our path, making us second guess ourselves and our creative urges. The solution, according to Rita, […]

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Fill what is empty…

Fill what is empty…

This beautiful new painting from Rita Long Art seems like the perfect backdrop for this quote. Originally credited to Alice Roosevelt Longworth, I heard it this morning in a Chopra meditation with David G. Fill what is empty, and empty what is full. Such simple words and so very powerful. Where are you empty? Breathe love and light into the space. Where are you full? […]

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