Building Your House, Building Your Life…

Building Your House, Building Your Life…

A long-time friend is going through a rough time in her life right now.  Changes,  decisions and questions have surfaced and are demanding answers.  In my attempt to help, I always ended with the question:  “What do you want?  What do you really, really want?  What do you really, really, really, really want?”  Somehow saying “really” four times gets down to the heart of the […]

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The 5 People Closest To You!

The 5 People Closest To You!

Part of my parenting was to teach and remind my children to carefully monitor the people they associate with on a regular basis.   Why?  The five people closest to us will impact our own success and happiness in life.  Just this week, even at my age, I had to make a conscious choice to choose who would hang out in my space.  Yes, it […]

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Rule #5 – Surround Yourself Wisely.

Rule #5 – Surround Yourself Wisely.

My family called me active, and I was always wanting to do something different than most of the other kids.  Not out of judgement, but out of curiosity.  Still to this day, I am curious about learning new things yet have such a strong sense of what  I like and want in my life.   There’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning […]

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Whispers and Creativity

Whispers and Creativity

It was a long, long time ago.  I still remember it as sharply as a sunny summer day.  The advice was heartfelt and genuine and I bought it without question.  It took me decades to discover that although delivered “in my best interest,”  it was not the truth for me.  And now, in retrospect, the only thing that matters is that I did not know […]

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Coffee & Creativity

Coffee & Creativity

Picture me carrying my coffee, walking into my studio and painting on this cold, sunny March day in Michigan.  Just that customary practice of taking my coffee into my sanctuary starts to stir things up inside me.  Good things.  Creative things.  I only drink one cup of coffee a day, so it’s not the caffeine. But it got me to thinking about how rituals and clarity […]

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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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The Art of Trying to Fix Things – Rita Long Art

Today our Supper on Sunday was a big, delicious, outrageously yummy brunch of bacon, sausage, and blueberry waffles.  Two grandsons were here and they are teens, hence the brunch instead of the breakfast, as they sleep late these days! But the real message of today was The Art of Trying to Fix Things.  We’ve lived in our home for nearly 24 years and things just […]

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Supper on Sunday: It’s All About the Choices

Supper on Sunday: It’s All About the Choices

Growing up in Ohio, lunch (noon meal) was called dinner, and dinner (evening meal) was called supper.  Supper on Sunday was always  earlier than other days of the week, maybe because mom was tired and wanted to get it over with and rest.  Maybe it was because in those days everyone was home and we could share a meal early and get ready for work […]

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