Your Beautiful Life Change

YBLC Gritty GRHello Monday.

Lately I feel like so much of my life has been thrown up into the air and at some point, I assume, I will see where it all lands.

What’s that quote?   The only thing constant in life is change.

I have written about life change and the “Change Cycle” for years now.  And yet, the disorientation of navigating change is forever teaching me the deeper truth:  I am not in charge here.

As I settle into the new studio space at Imagine, I realize how much is shifting for me:  the way I have worked with clients, the types of products I am offering, my schedule and how I have seen my work.  With this new terrain comes fear.  Did I make the right choice?  What if this doesn’t work out?  What if I am going in the wrong direction? Continue reading

Thoughts on Faith and Surrender

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Hello Monday.

I created the above image using a new iPhone app called Diana Photo.  It combines two photos and creates a double exposure effect that is beautiful and surreal.  You can choose the images to combine or allow Diana to randomly choose two from your photo stream.  The latter process created this image.  I love how the word faith is overlaid on this dock that seems to disappear into a sky of clouds.

I like looking up the definitions of words.  Here’s how dictionary.com defines faith:

Faith (noun)

1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

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Brave Notes at the Grammy’s

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Hello Monday.

Another cold, windy and snowy day in upstate NY.  My backyard is buried in white snow as I write this. The only thing on the agenda today was a visit to the dentist (woohoo.)  That little piece of torture is done, and now I have been reflecting on last night’s Grammy awards.

One of my favorite parts happened early on, when Singer-Songwriter Sam Smith gave a brief but potent speech about staying true:

“Before I made this record I was doing everything to try and get my music heard, I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music. It was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen.”

Thank you, Sam Smith.  Music to my ears.  (And I’m not the only one…)

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