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The Tree of Joy

The Tree of Joy

Ah, what a refreshing topic - the Tree of JOY! It’s springtime in the desert, and one thing I have missed a lot is seeing the pink mimosa trees out and about, flamboyantly being themselves. In the desert the pink mimosa rarely grows wild, but when given good water, sunlight and a loving family? They practically scream for you to come have a nice long inhale, and now I know why.  The pink mimosa, also called Persian Silk Tree, is also referred to as the Tree of Joy. I am always eager to dive into the symbolism of my favorite...


Procrastination or Planting Seeds?

Alesha Sevy-Kelley

Tags Acceptance, Creativity, Planting seeds, Procrastination, Purpose

Procrastination or Planting Seeds?

I’ve got an issue with procrastination; literally. I procrastinate, forget what I’m doing, get distracted with new ideas, run after the red ball… But I realize lately that maybe I have been planting seeds - that maybe we are all planting seeds. Sometimes you plant a seed and it comes up; then there are those times you plant seeds that seem like duds - and then they choose to sprout the following spring of their own accord.  Ideas are like seeds. Sometimes following through on an idea comes quickly and easily, and other times - for me many, many times,...


You Can Dance in a Hurricane

You Can Dance in a Hurricane

But Only if You’re Standing in the EyeAs evidenced by this blog's title and subtitle, the song The Eye, by Brandi Carlile has been playing in my mind... It feels like a wise part of me wants me to listen and remember that even when life is whirling around uncertainly, there is a spot of calm for some of us even amidst the chaos.  Life has changed permanently in this world, and we are still right in the eye of the storm. In the United States, we are still seeing rising numbers of COVID 19 cases and deaths, and in smaller...


2020 - You Were NOT Kidding Around...

2020 - You Were NOT Kidding Around...

  What a time to be alive… And to keep stayin’ alive!. The world has been experiencing varying levels of concern, crisis and mayhem due to the spread of the COVID 19 virus, and here in the United States, our time to get serious about doing our part to slow the spread has really descended upon us. The past couple of weeks have been a bit surreal to say the least… Of course we have seen the worldwide coverage of the way this virus has swept entire communities off of their feet, and there has been a growing concern for...


Three Nuggets of Art - and Life - Wisdom from One Strong, Wise Woman

Three Nuggets of Art - and Life - Wisdom from One Strong, Wise Woman

And I’m watching you now, I see you building a castle with one hand while tearing down another with the other.  - - Lyric from Me in You, Kings of Convenience I recently ran into a friend who is in her seventies, is a vibrant artist who has lived a rich and adventurous life, and who continues to adventure through each day painting, celebrating nature, moving her body and doing whatever the hell she wants. I met Linda when I was working as a barista. At the time, I occasionally toted my young daughter to work with me, setting her...