WHAT ARE WE MISSING? “Hurry ruins saints as well as artists.” ― Thomas Merton, Seeds of Contemplation WHEN it comes to change, what are we missing? Most people spend countless hours dreaming of change or trying to change:themselves or others. Yet, change seems to come in its own way, often for reasons unknown. Still, the […]


ARE WE A BORED PLANET? Have you noticed how everything is shorter, briefer, more condensed these days? Is this a phase or are we becoming a bored planet incapable of contentment or deeper perception? The trend is troubling, wouldn’t you agree? What will this “headline orientation” create — for friends and family, for colleagues and […]

True Strength

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio. Today we return to the focus of our 2015 journal: Exploring Meaning. (If you are also keeping a journal as we go, focus questions can be found at the close of this post.) When not center stage, questions about life purpose and life meaning still seem to hover in the background, […]

Wisdom of Place

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio … sometimes we have to create our own sunlight; sometimes we have to offer light to others; and sometimes we simply need to visit a sunny creative space for kindred spirits. Whatever your motivation, thanks for stopping by! Today I want to write briefly about the well of wisdom that resides […]

Soul Work

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio. Today I want to write about contentment versus apathy. It seems like the two are often confused, seldom understood. But once we look at these ideas side-by-side … the difference is clear. Apathy is when we don’t care. When we are disinterested and mostly disconnected from our surroundings. Contentment, on the […]