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Little Tiger’s Big Adventure

Little Tiger’s Big Adventure

Little Tiger’s Big Adventure is published and available for all to buy. It’s the story of a Little Tiger who...

One Message that Never Gets Old

One Message that Never Gets Old

I created this video in 2011 at the end of a tumultuous year. It’s a tribute to Keesha soon after...

A Thousand Tiny Voices

A Thousand Tiny Voices

I ran my fingers through the newly born leaves of a low growing plant and heard a hundred giggles and...

An Unexpectedly Thrilling Autumn Walk

An Unexpectedly Thrilling Autumn Walk

I like to walk around Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake, city lakes with paved paths and some dirt...

How Scuba Diving Taught Me to Be Still

How Scuba Diving Taught Me to Be Still

If your days are like mine,  you’re inundated by non-stop emails, text messages, phone calls. You’re bombarded by the noise...

Out of the Box Creativity

Out of the Box Creativity

Creativity is wild energy that will not be contained in any box. It infuses life and flows everywhere. You simply need to open your senses and your mind and jump in.

Solo Travel

Solo Travel

I’m in Rochester Women’s Magazine this month! The writer calls my blog a travel blog – I suppose that’s kinda...

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Dragonfly Wisdom

Our campsite is on a lake in the BWCA where the only human sound is my breath. I climb down...

Unique Like Everyone Else

Unique Like Everyone Else

It’s one thing to write about vulnerability or speak about it.  It’s completely different to live it. Everyone at Misfit...

Deep Learning

Deep Learning

Everything about Victor Saad exudes passion. His eyes gleam. His clear voice rides the waves of hope, rising with joy...

I’m Really a Misfit

I’m Really a Misfit

I was the geeky, weird kid with glasses who sat alone on the playground, head buried in a book, too...

I’m a Misfit

I’m a Misfit

Fargo, North Dakota. Where the vast prairie starts and you can see the curve of the earth on the horizon....

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My Digital Detox Week

Have you looked up from your computer and realized you’ve been online for hours and accomplished nothing? But you had been following the scent of an ever changing interest from one website to another. Or catching up on super cheery posts and photos of your Facebook friends. Or responding to emails. I have. And a few weeks ago I felt like my digital life had taken over. I realized I had a lot of activity, but little substance to show for it. It felt like I was addicted or had developed techno-ADD. My attention span was the size of gnat and I often felt tense. I just wanted to shut down and unplug. Problem is my work requires being online with a computer. I couldn’t simply shut down. But if I couldn’t cut my self off completely, what could I do?

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Meditation

Meditation is not just about sitting on a cushion paying attention to your breathe. It's about cultivating a sense of inner peace. It's about focusing more on each moment as it occurs. One of my favorite singers, Kelley Hunt, sings "These are the days, they are the best days of your life." Meditation and other tools can help you let go of rehashing the past or planning the future and live your best days right now. So what can you do?

Simple and Free

Simple and Free

Every day I strive to live life to the fullest. For me, living fully is rooted in freedom and simplicity. Fed by curiosity and nature. And expressed creatively in both solitary and collaborative ways.

But it’s taken quite a journey to get here.

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Love Life Because Life’s All There Is

I read a book about werewolves. Not my usual material. In the story, the werewolf eventually accepts that he has to live as this monster. He comes to love his life as it is. He lets go of the big questions and just lives.

I'm there.

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Beneath the Waves

  Patti Griffith’s “It Don’t’ Come Easy” never fails to bring tears to my eye. It’s like this song is...

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Fly Away



a robin
flew into the window
and fell
birds do that sometimes
knock themselves out
shake it off
fly away
this one...

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Rise Again

In honor of resilience and synchronicity

Just a Nice Day

The ocean has always been soothing to me. Somehow the surf, the salt spray, the pelicans skimming the blueness, gulls torpedoing in for dinner, the grit in my toes, the abundance invisible beneath the surface, the sheer, vast, power of the sea call me home to myself. I crave, no I need, the sea and seek out beaches as I travel.