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Quarter III 2019: September Re – Treat’s & New Creative Directions

Growing. Healing. Revolving. Believing.Flow Cycle – Struggle. Release. Flow. Recover.Being in Flow starts with, yep, Struggle.Perhaps experienced as grief, sadness, disconnection, a loss of story/identity/dreams…Ever been in this boat?Check out Dr. RBF’s post on ‘The Struggle is Real’And you know what? The trepidation of struggle can still be frightening. Fall is coming and so is winter. …

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Quarter III 2019: August ~ Re – U – nion’s Times Two

Having all of my college Pi Beta Phi Sorority pledge sisters in Cannon Beach, OR from Utah and around the world to celebrate our 20th Reunion of pledging together in August of 1999 was life affirming.  There’s just something about a dream coming to reality that you never knew you really had and watching it …

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Quarter III 2019: August ~ Campouts & Connecture

We BLOSSOMED together, because Dreams shared are:What connects us. Deeper. Through nature. Nurturing one another. This year’s deep dive came through on a two week in the woods self made camping retreat. Unplugging the phone (there’s no service), email, internet portals, social media, external obligations, all gone.Closing up shop to… feel into the depths of ourselves …

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Quarter III 2019: July ~ Sharing Dreams & Unfolding Gems

“There’s treasure down there!” the little boy at Indian Beach parking lot yelled at us.“We’re on our way to find it!” I yelled back matching his tone. The little boys Dad laughed behind him. Gretchen was laughing behind me.I wonder what would happen if someone went through this rock?July fifth twenty nineteen. Seven a.m. We …

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Land of the Free, Home of the Brave…

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Fourth of July in the Pacific Northwest. A small coastal home town …

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Quarter Two 2019: Enveloping Love, Surprises & New Directions!

April started with the sweetest Surprise from family friends The Seljestad’s. Travelling on Spring Break through Washington I got a call early on Tuesday (which I missed due to digital detox) and a voicemail from Dave that said, “We’re driving through the Gorge and headed your way! Hope you’re home!”     From the Wasatch …

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Quarter One 2019: Living In FLOW

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” -Pema Chödrön Walking into 2019 felt like a bridge from a chaotic, wonderfully delightful, yet gloriously stressful 2018. “What have we gotten ourselves into?” I asked G. Full well knowing we’d jumped off of a lot of …

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2018 Year In Review

What. A. Year ! ! ! …And we didn’t even see it coming! In the Fall of 2017 Gretchen and I moved from Portland, OR out to the Oregon Coast Range country for a short stint. We happily survived months of no water, no facilities, limited electricity, and no fridge. Talk about fun! But we …

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#StandTallandStrong

#STS Is about raising our heads, facing the day, with strength, with our shoulders back, ready, capable, willing and able. This motto has weaved its way throughout my life for the last 13 years. Inspired by an incident where I was doing everything opposite of these notions and words for years. I realized in this …

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