I'm Moving Again

It seems like all I have been doing this year is move. In March I shut down my art business to move from a large studio space into a tiny nine foot by nine foot office downtown. The ability to walk two blocks to work is wonderful. My more lucrative businesses were calling me to spend more time using my natural talents and skills. When I exercise them my bo...

Feeling My Way Through Change

Sudden change always looks like chaos at first. We don’t like change. It’s not comfortable. It upsets our balance. We do everything we can to avoid it. Fear takes us into the past. We feel sad wishing things would go back the way they used to be. Imagining how this change will bring bad things in our future makes us anxious. We feel horri...

How I See the White Cane

I had an experience yesterday that shook me to my core and inspired me to see my white cane in a new light. It was the first time I experienced how unkind the world can be to someone who experiences vision loss. I traveled to a public mall in a larger town a few miles from where I live in rural Montana to meet with my orientation and mobility therapist. I...

Hard or Easy?

I love writing things down. Early mornings I do automatic writing where I ask my spirit "What do you want me to know?" then take a deep breath, relax and allow my hand to write on its own without my mind controlling it. During the recent shift in sight I was trying to write as usual and could not read what I was writing. The little voice...

Love is Love 

Love is love is love is love is love....these words were part of a speech presented at the Tony Awards by the writer of the musical Hamilton. They were in response to the mass shooting in Florida this past week. Those words touched me then and again this morning as I asked my spirit to reveal to me the source of the inner turmoil I experience as I accept ...

Learning to Receive

When we begin to ask for help we must be willing to receive. Last week the doctor scheduled me for eye surgery this week. Recovery requires I keep my head and nose pointed to the ground twenty-four hours a day for several days. Talk about learning to receive help..... Wow. This experience places me in a situation where there are no other options. The ...

Asking for Help

I had big plans for my new year. I intended to do more writing for this blog. I was going to launch Create Winter Sunshine . These activities feed my spirit but they require discipline to create new habits. I had all the pieces in place to launch some new programs for my Network Marketing business. I wanted to help myself and my team grow that bus...

Stronger Than Fear

I promised to share my insights from the day I wrote "No Matter What." Here is what I learned. The challenges I experienced that day were rooted in fear. First thing that morning I noticed it was hard to read my book. Thoughts of having my eyesight fail caused me to experience fear. Every time I attempted to read .. The fear grew strong...

No Matter What

"This is so hard," I thought. I pushed myself away from the table where I spent more than an hour trying to arrange things so I could see well enough to accomplish my task. I could feel the emotions bubbling up. I kept telling myself it was OK. I was not using my eye sight challenges as a crutch this time. I was just judging myself and ...

Judging Hurts

The words spilled out of my mouth. I felt my friend withdraw. The pain and hurt was visible. I observed a situation. I judged it unacceptable to me. And offered an opinion. The result was separation. I tried to justify my words. The gap grew bigger. I apologized. But the damage was done. My friend left. That is what happens inside me. Every time I tel...

Celebrate The Small Things

Lately I have been focusing on expanding my willingness to receive support in my life in many forms including money. I decided to celebrate the gifts as they arrive by recording them in a grateful journal. This time I intend to make this practice part of my daily routine rather than the start and stop pattern of the past. Here is what I am noticing abou...

Where is your focus?

What you focus on expands. I gained a new perspective on this statement when my retina detached. More than one third of my eye was black. As I focused on the black portion of my sight it appeared to get larger. When I shifted to notice what I could see. That area seemed to get larger. I have a choice. I can focus on what I have in my life that ...