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I opened a retail store!

I can’t believe we made it, but we did!   Birthing SoulShine + Co during a pandemic has been a story I’ll remember forever. I have so much to say about it, but it’s safe to say that creating beauty during a time of uncertainty has been an anchor...

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Taking my time = cultivating Joy

  I’ve been cultivating my joy lately by Taking My Time, which is such good soul learning (and unlearning) for me. Summer is here and it’s a beautiful invitation to do what I’m always craving: slower everything, being present, practicing the art...

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Happy Birthday, John!

  John turned 46 years young last month. To celebrate, we snuggled into a little cabin along the gorgeous Metolius River. We ate, wandered along the river, listened to music (Bob Dylan mostly), watched movies (Have you seen the Beastie Boys documentary? So...

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Black Lives Matter – A letter to my community

Dear friends, The last couple of weeks have been tough. Last week, after the murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, John and I sat True (9 yrs old) down and had a conversation with him about what is happening in the US. We told him about the murder of George Floyd...

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Hello, tenderness.

  For as long as I’ve been making art and telling my stories online (circa 2006!), it’s been important to me to tell them honestly. I have a strong value on being brave in times of celebration (not playing small, dimming my/your light) as well as...

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Pay What You Can courses and an update from here.

  Hi friends, What a full life and time over here. Like so many of you,  John and I are falling into a totally new rhythm that supports work and homeschooling. It’s full, yet we are being super gentle on ourselves along the way.   I am so grateful that...

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Cultivating Boatloads of Hope

    Hi friends, We’re settling into quarantine life over here. What strange days, no? Like so many of you, we are figuring out how to homeschool while navigating work/life loads while holding all the uncertainties while cultivating boatloads of hope....

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We’re in this together

  Dearest friends, I want to thank you for your continued support through these times when everything seems a bit wobbly and uncertain. We (my family and I)  wouldn’t thrive without you. And we are grateful.   As we collectively navigate our way...

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