There’s Nothing Wrong with You. You’re an Introvert.

  It is 2006 and I have everything.  My husband is making professional athlete money as an executive at a hedge fund.  We have three healthy, beautiful, active, children.  We recently moved into a spacious and impressive home.  I am getting to know people by throwing dinner parties for my husband’s co-workers and attending neighborhood […]

Are You Part of the Pecking Order or Are You Marking Your Territory?

I once held a friend’s hair back as she vomited at a sleepover.  My friend, Laura, was not truly wanted at the party (and knew it) but the popular-girl hostess had been forced by her mother to invite her.  The whole night had been awkward as Laura danced for the queen bee and her sidekick.  While playing […]

Authentic Happiness Found in Arts and Entertainment Freelancing

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 in Spacious Artists | 5 Comments

I cannot seem to get enough details about who I am and what I am supposed to do in this world.  This week a trail of web links led me to The Authentic Happiness website where I took a 240 question VIA Survey of Character Strengths.  The Authentic website is based on the work of Dr. […]

A Room of One's Own

  “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”                                                                        ~ Virginia Woolf   I am operating on less than four hours of sleep and less than six hours of me time for the whole week.  I feel edgy and my skin crawls from lack of […]

The Art of Dancing with Resistance: A New Way of Handling Conflict

  How do you handle frustration?  Conflict ? My usual coping style is to relent and let conflict swallow me like a spoon in pudding, but occasionally I push up against problems like Sisyphus and his boulder.  But I am looking at things differently now. Writers, spiritual leaders, and everyday experiences have inspired a new approach […]

Soul Painting: Beyond Artistic Talent

Soul Painting: Beyond Artistic Talent

“The object of painting a picture is not to make a picture… The object, which is back of every true work of art, is the attainment of a state of being, a high state of functioning, a more than ordinary moment of existence.” Robert Henri I find comfort in creating. As a child, my grandma […]