When Change Stalls Out

You’ve been working the same job for years.  It’s OK.  It pays the bills.  But inside your heart, you really don’t want to be there.  Getting to work is an effort.

You feel itchy inside wanting change, but then you think about

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Not my monkey – Not my zoo

monkey looking into a mirror: Anytime you think the problem is "out there" that thought is the problem. Stephen Covey

I don’t remember where I picked up that phrase, nor who coined it.  It’s probably the punchline to a tired old joke.

But I can tell you, it is one handy way to help you recognize your boundaries.

I remember a former co-worker of mine.  I’ll call her Mary.  She is a loving mother and grandmother.  Her son is a pretty good guy, but he married

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A dream of a book

Last night before I went to bed, I finished Alyson Stanfield’s book, “I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-excuse Guide to Self-promotion.  It’s written for working artists who want to grow, and full disclosure, Alyson and I work together.

It must have lingered in my consciousness as I slept because this is what I wrote in my dream journal this morning:

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When it finally comes together

It was Saturday. Just this past Saturday to be exact. The rain was pounding outdoors and the errands I needed to run were not

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What is art? Does it even matter?

picture of heart: If you want to work on your art, work on your life. ~Anton Chekhov
We go to an art gallery or art museum and look at paintings and sculptures. Is that art? We browse a craft fair and see clever items, useful and well-made. Is that art? We hear music on the radio. Is that art?

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Look what I just found!

Last October, around the middle of the month, when I first visited NW Arkansas, I sat with my sister one evening making mind maps.  Yep, that's what we do. I had made the decision emotionally to move but had no idea

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