Author Archives: Laurie

thursday’s musings..

for a while i was struggling to resurrect the way i used to write prior to getting sick and the first couple of years of dealing with it. however through my readings of how other people manage creativity i’ve discovered it really is about accepting that the way we create can change, even if it is not your choice. the goal for me now is to come up with other ways to express how I feel while trying to be authentic and real in a world of perceived perfection. my writing is now a hodgepodge of what i’m able to present in the moment. whether its one word or a string of them. it’s an appreciation i’m only just now able to accept and to feel gratitude. 

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monday’s musings..

waking up to who you are
requires letting go of who
you imagine yourself to be
~ Alan Watts ~

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friday’s musings..

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get.
Life should be touched, not strangled.
You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times,
and at others move forward with it.”
~ Ray Bradbury ~

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wednesday’s musings…

spring.. in all its green glory

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monday musings…

the quiet 
calms my fractured nerves
puts right the chaos
that allows me to hear
sweet sounds amidst the roar

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friday’s musings…

quite often its hard to put myself out there
even more so when i’m feeling unwell,
mentally and physically.
my first response is to hide.. to turn inward
a feeling of protectiveness  
that feels like bird wings 
folding over my chest
lowering my head inside it all
finding comfort there
which i desperately crave.
this is time i’ve come to realize
that I need to do the opposite
so here i am.. wings open
head held high, 
faking it till i make it.

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respite..

Decided to visit a road on my way back from ECP Treatment last week ( I have a 90 min drive each way). I’ve wanted to check it out for a while and I’m so glad I did.. found a lovely path to China Lake… ended up being a much needed stop for fresh air and peace.

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blessings…

three of us,

close friends

chatting over muffins and coffee

while sitting in the screenedin porch

on this early spring morning 

exactly what i needed

and 

hopefully for them as well.

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monday’s musings…

“Sometimes I think that the difference between a tormented creative life and a tranquil creative life is nothing more then the difference between the word awful and the word interesting”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert ~

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thoughts for this tuesday…

“When we settle into the present moment, 
we can see beauties and wonders 
right before our eyes”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~

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