Writing about Inspiration

When I’m not Facebooking, LinkingIn or teaching others to do it, I can often be found: hanging out with people who inspire me, reading a book about metaphysics, gardening, working on some sort of upcycling project, attending a community event, writing, cooking, making compost, watching a documentary or hiking at the Indiana Dunes with my husband John and our dog Reiki.

Worm Composting Workshop –

I am teaching a worm composting workhsop (vermicomposting) on Sunday, October 16th from noon – 1:30pm in Vaparaiso. I am passionate about diverting food waste and using my “pet” worms to help me transform garbage into top quality organic compost my...
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The Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

Are original ideas possible? Mark Twain thought not. In his autobiography he said, “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and...
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CoThrive Was Born Today

Visit CoThrive. Today I realized something important. I know what I want to be when I grow up! At 48, some would argue, I should be pretty much grown up by now, so maybe it’s about time… I am a — wait for it… Spiritual Economist, or at least a...
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No Resolutions Except to Grow

I was tempted to make a New Year’s resolution again this year, but I’m not going to. History has shown that shown me that resolutions usually are not all that successful anyway, so what’s the point? I think the more important aspect of this tradition...
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You Are a Masterpiece

I attended an amazing Access Bars class with Emily Russell on Saturday at the Lotus Center and am so grateful for the tools I learned.  The first class in Access is The Bars®. We learned the 32 points on your head which, when gently touched, effortlessly and easily...
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Devilment

I owe today’s post to my mother in law, Rosemary. She is 82 and lives nearby. Today, during a visit, she used the word, “devilment”. I’m not sure I’d ever heard it before, but I knew intuitively what she meant by it. Although I consider...
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Permaculture Principle: The Solution is within the Problem

I have found that often the only “problem” is our mindset which is influenced by our perspective. By changing our perspective, solutions become obvious. An example: In my role as a social media trainer and coach I present workshops, sometimes to large...
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Three Sisters: Wisdom of Companion Planting

Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful garden. Certain plant combinations grow better together than separately. Different plants have varying demands for water, sunlight and soil nutrients – therefore they don’t...
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Green i$ good, but sometimes pink is better

 “Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough. Money can be got, but others need your heart to love them. So, spread love everywhere you go.” ~ Mother Theresa   Are you spreading love? Yes, you can use social media to benefit your...
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Social Networking: A Garden Metaphor

Two of my biggest passions are social networking and organic gardening. As I participate in each of these activities, I frequently have flashes of insights about how they are similar. A few of my recent musings: Join a community. Don’t go it alone. I garden in a...
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Visioning the Future

I have trouble with vision statements. I’m usually not at a loss for words, but something about putting the words “vision” and “statement” together gives me pause… After all, vision is about well, sight. Speech? Not so much. This is...
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Beautiful Fractals: Order Out Of Chaos

Click the image to hear the song & see video of zooming fractal patterns. I was introduced to Jonathan Coulton’s music in 2007 at a coffee house in Ferndale, Michigan where my friend Norm Andresen was the emcee during open mic night. This song wasn’t...
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