• being human,  embodiment,  studio sage,  writing

    New Moon Intentions

    I have set new moon intentions every month for many years now, but they look much different these days: there are fewer and they are smaller, more embodied, life-giving intentions instead of goals. Here are my intentions for the month ahead as we enter winter solstice: THEME: Do Small Things with Great Love. INTENTIONS: Everyday presence. Fully connecting with my life. Embodying it. Movement. Outside. A grounded sense of calm. Non-profit research and knowledge for The Studio Sage. Yay! (This is my one big goal for the month.) Daily spiritual reading. Respect the season: daily quietude, lots of sleep, less screen time, more reading, slow yoga, conscious breath, staying home and cooking more. What about you? Do you set monthly new moon intentions? Happy Season of Yin, y’all. Time to go within. Be still. I’m here for it!

  • being human,  embodiment,  studio sage

    It All Starts with a Wish

    It all starts with a wish, but it becomes more than a wish with some will; that will turns into a specific intention, and goals set it physically into motion. I am in awe of the human will to create, and I’ve been lucky (privileged) enough to do a lot of creating in my lifetime. I’ve come to see that I create because I HAVE to. It’s a deep primal force that I cannot explain. It has also become abundantly clear to me that I must give back in some way. THE SHORT BACKSTORY: I started sewing again about a year ago. Learning to sew with my grandma as a child, the art was a tactile link to my past, a deep need to return to my roots. I simply couldn’t stop creating once I started. But while it quickly turned into a passion, I grew discontent at the money I was spending at the fabric store … so I started thrifting for fabric. I also began to research the incredible amount of waste produced by the clothing industry and my passion grew deeper: thrift, then flip the item into something I’d like to wear or carry. The more I got into it, the more…

  • studio sage,  writing

    Undefined

    I am undefinable. And so are you. What I am thinking about today is who I am, who I’ve been and who I’m becoming. I’ve had a lot of “flashbacks” lately — no, not the drug tripping flashbacks you might think of if you grew up in the sixties, seventies and eighties. I am simply having memory flashbacks of my younger years. I’m pretty sure it’s normal as we go through life. We look back, reminisce, obsess over mistakes and eventually integrate it all into our totality. So undefined? The change that inevitably happens in life. I’ve put myself into boxes and categories for years and I’ve moved out of many of those boxes in the last few years. Lots of things changed when my mom passed and our only child moved out of the home. I reevaluated what was important. I made changes based on those evaluations and I continue to do so as time moves along. I think a lot of people are afraid to make change. I think some people expect themselves and others to stay the same, but that is not for me. I like change. I thrive on growth and I accept new ideas, endeavors and challenges with open arms.…