The Art Forms of Purposeful Living

The ending of a year is a natural pause point to reflect upon the way one’s lived, loved, and created. This post is my pause point. Although I’ve written and blogged less in 2013 than in previous years, I’ve spent more time with my family and more time developing my art than in previous years. So …

12 Tips for De-Stressing Christmas

Here are 12 tips for de-stressing Christmas collected from friends, family, and myself who feel like this little Santa holding a “Help Wanted” signHere are 12 tips for de-stressing Christmas collected from friends, family, and myself who feel like this little Santa holding a “Help Wanted” sign. They’re not in any particular order but just …

The Gift of Hospitality

We toast and laugh and love, and moments together seem timeless, erasing the worries of the day. Hospitality is a gift my family enjoys because of the wonderful women who host or help the hostess. Everyone brings a dish or two or three and often someone brings a little something extra for the person hosting. …