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Producing Can Kill Your Voice: Art, Anxiety & Finding Your Voice

By On February 7, 2015

You may have gotten a lot done, but you may feel like you haven’t fully lived the day. This is what happens, if you are a writer or an artist — and you haven’t… Read More


Maybe What I Really Need Is To Be Loved, Your Beloved

By On January 13, 2015

I sat down one night. And I began to write a letter.   I’d like to share it with you today. Because maybe there’s a letter you might like to write too. Remember a… Read More

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Become the Beloved in 2015 :: Beloved Brews :: A Bold Invitation For Your Heart

By On January 5, 2015

There are some things in life we have to write down, in order for them to become ours. There are some things we have to write down because writing is prayer. Writing… Read More


Challenge Your Heart. Write. A Soul Mocha For The New Year

By On December 29, 2014

(Subscribers, click here to view the image. I created a very special video for you today. Sweet Kindreds, I have a new year’s challenge for your heart. Enjoy this #soulmocha. Brewed just… Read More


Come. Rest Your Heart. It’s Christmas Eve.

By On December 24, 2014

I was so happy my son Caleb’s kindergarten teacher allowed me to come share how our family celebrates the holidays, by lighting Advent candles last week. I took the opportunity to share how each… Read More


Give Rest. A Christmas Gift For You.

By On November 30, 2014

It’s hard to imagine.  Two years ago, I couldn’t hardly breathe.  Soul-weary. Exhausted. Anxious. It’s even harder to imagine.  It just last year I began to pen the first words to a book that changed my life. Rest.… Read More


What’s Really Worth Savoring: The Second Brew

By On November 5, 2014

It was last on my list. I didn’t want to go to Chinatown. But, the wife of Captain Sterling, Anne Marie, was visiting San Francisco for the weekend. She emailed to ask… Read More


You Are Not a Brand. You Are Beloved.

By On October 14, 2014

“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it everyday.” ~ Henri Nouwen {a quiet find in the fog one morning} Eric and I were… Read More


In the Bitter, There is Also Sweetness (A Soul-to-Soul Conversation)

By On October 9, 2014

{me and my “er hu”. the chinese two-string violin. one of my favorite spiritual whitespaces – redwood trees where i recorded today’s soul-to-soul video for you} It’s funny what can happen when… Read More


An Intimate Encounter: Choose

By On September 16, 2014

{page in my prayer journal 5/27/12 when my panic attacks first began & i could not stop them. i wrote a page of “i choose”.} Two years ago, when I was just beginning… Read More


My One Wild Desire: Say Yes to Rest Monday (An Soulful Invitation)

By On September 15, 2014

{soulful, beautiful hand art created by Annie Barnett. Be SmallStudios} There’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. But, I’ve been afraid to begin. I’ve been afraid because the… Read More


Sparkle Again: When The Stars Fall Down

By On September 1, 2014

I have been hungry for a long time. Soul hungry. I’ve longed for the cool mist of light spring rain, but I’ve been wandering in the desert. The desert of my soul.… Read More