Creativity & Inspiration

Go Where The Love Is: Following Your Heart

Go Where the Love Is | Dianna Bonny Photography

Over the weekend I had the wonderful fortune to see the movie, The Way Way Back. It’s quirky and if you enjoy a good story, a good laugh and a good cry – it is all of that in just under two hours. I highly recommend it. Plus, it features this cool song by Edie Brickell that should be everyone’s more »

Using Life Hacks and Hope For Optimal Healing

I don’t know if you’ve noticed the trend of life hacks in articles and blogs lately. We are a society in search of experiential maximization and short cuts for sleep, weight loss, productivity, working out and brain power, just to name a few. While I appreciate the gist of the hacker way of thinking, I don’t think everything in life necessarily lends more »

Bringing Our Purpose To Life After Loss

I want to share what I learned while planning, and then actually doing, a tele-seminar. Not because I want to WOW you with all the technology I have had to learn (and am still learning) these past few months. Or, the amount of work it takes to actually produce enough material for an hour of speaking (step aside, five hundred more »

Paying Homage To Gorgeous Poetry: Other Worlds Await You

I have written before about my love of poems. The ability to convey so much with so few words is an art form I admire very much. I wanted to pay homage to the gorgeous poetry that has touched my life these past few years. I have printed versions that I keep tucked in my journal, and old-fashioned paper calendar. more »

Breaking The Spell Of Self Loathing

I have shared a bit about the fact that I am creating a seminar program called Unraveling the Aftermath of Suicide, Healing the People Left Behind. In many ways, it is the culmination of all the work I have been doing over the last five years. Every moment of writing, inner exploration, singing, journaling, therapy, breathing, meditating, tapping and so more »

Life Lessons Learned By Living With Less

We have a serious drought here in California. It reminds me of the Seventies when I was in my early teens and we had a severe water shortage. I lived in the Bay area at the time and the entire community joined in on the conservation efforts. In our house, shower time was limited and toilets were infrequently flushed. For more »

Yes, It’s True: Your Words And Actions Do Matter

I grew up in the era of, “Sticks and stone will break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” Clearly, whoever originated this saying had never dealt with social media, cyber-harassment or an unmonitored teenager armed with a Smartphone. My how times have changed. Words are powerful weapons and yes, it’s true, your words and actions do matter.

Live Courageously Without Regret

I always rebuke myself when I don’t use food before the use by date. It doesn’t happen often, but it annoys me that I have wasted food. If it is chicken or turkey, I smell it to see if it is OK for my dogs, and then rinse it off if it seems within the safety range. I don’t know more »

Are You A Creature Of Habit?

I have three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Long name for a small dog. I adore them of course, but three dogs equals three dogs. Three bowls of food, three baths, three leashes to handle on a walk. You get the picture. Their most coveted moment is when I allow them on the bed. They all curl up around me despite more »

Life Through The Lens Of Radical Forgiveness

Forgiveness and gratitude are having their moment in the spotlight these days. I hear the words almost daily either via emails, social media or conversations. They remind me of a few years ago when authenticity had its day in the sun. Not to sound cynical or anything, I just think we have to be careful about flying these word flags more »

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