The Luminary Loppet

luminary loppet

I love living in greater Minneapolis/St. Paul. In the winter time people get outdoors to celebrate the cold with things like the St. Paul Winter Carnival and the City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival. Last night, on an unusually mild evening, was the luminary loppet—an opportunity to cross country ski, snow shoe, or walk around a 2.1 mile path on Lake of the Isles lit by over 1200 lanterns. “How could it be winter without …

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Snowstorm!

snowstorm

Yesterday was the biggest snowstorm we’ve had in 2 years (according to the weather guy on television). It was amazing to see how quickly the snow accumulated. We had about 10 inches of new snow this morning when we got up. The falling snow yesterday was so beautiful! I sat and watched the snow fall for the longest time. For awhile huge snowflakes made the world look like we were living inside a snow globe. …

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Wake Up Call

For the past week I’ve been down with a cold/sinus infection. Today I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Although I still do not feel well, I feel so much better than I did! It is amazing what a blessing feeling a bit better is. And paradoxically what a blessing getting sick can be. My body often shows me when I stray from my personal path of joy by turning up pain …

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Photoshop Artistry Deal

winter prescription

Photoshop Artistry Deal (Online class) I seldom push online classes but I’m so excited about this online class deal that I thought I would pass it on. The deal is good only until Feb. 1 if I read it correctly, so there is not much time left to get this special price. (I do think that they offer this deal periodically, but I’m not sure how often.) A photographer friend of mine signed up for …

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Mapping my Creative Journey

the creative journey

Recently I was asked to give a short talk about my creative journey. The question I was asked to answer was this: How does experiencing the creative aspects of ourselves deepen our own spiritual journey, increase self-awareness, and provide greater energy and joy at this stage of life? Because several friends asked me if I had a written transcript of the talk (no, just a few note cards which I didn’t always follow), I decided …

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The Perfect Winter Prescription

winter prescription

Today on a cloudy cold winter’s day I needed to experience some brightness and color. I went to one of my favorite places. It’s My Perfect Winter Prescription… The Tonkawood Greenhouse in Minnetonka, MN. This large beautiful greenhouse is one of my favorite places any time of year, but in the winter-time I go there for no reason, other than to walk among the plants and soak up the sights and smells of green things …

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