Category Archives: finding inspiration

Lipstick in a War Zone

“Language is the cornerstone of society. It is the first weapon to be drawn in war.” ~ from the film Arrival Does anything seem truer right now? Whether you feel like you’ve been swept up into a collective, post-election panic … Continue reading

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Providence or Something Like It

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I was naked, eyes closed, head against the wall of the building pictured above, soaking in a tub of steaming water … Continue reading

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There Goes My Hero

“So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ~ Willy Wonka (paraphrasing Shakespeare) There goes my hero Watch him as he goes There goes my hero He’s ordinary (~Foo Fighters, My Hero) When I think of distilled goodness, I … Continue reading

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The Church of The Realness with RuPaul

“He’s going to be called RuPaul Andre Charles because he’s a motherfucking star.” ~ (RuPaul’s mom, before he was born, when asked what she planned to name him. It’s a rainy, gray Sunday so I decided to stay glued to … Continue reading

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Fear Is Good

Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we … Continue reading

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Enjoy The Silence

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” – Mark Twain (Photo credit: “Peace Born Within” by Jonathan Darby in Za’atari, Jordan) I’m an introvert (INTJ, the last … Continue reading

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Just Say It

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the power to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia … Continue reading

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