SECRETS OF TIME

If you are weary of repetitive thought patterns, habits of old, stale insights, or have noticed a lack of inspiration, poetry is extremely helpful. It’s like hitting the refresh button, creating that empowering moment when you finally “wake up,” notice your own breathing again. Time’s powerful dictates are often unchallenged, even unnoticed, so I decided […]

LESSONS IN BRAVERY

Have you ever wondered how people find the courage to fight fires? What drives them to risk their lives to save others? My Studio Guest, Linda Strader, knows a little bit about these questions. In 1976, she became one of the first women on a Forest Service fire crew in the Santa Rita Mountains south […]

GUEST CAROLYN WALKER

I’m really pleased to welcome author Carolyn Walker to SunnyRoomStudio. Sometimes life calls us to cope with the unexpected. Nearly always, in fact. And when the unexpected involves the people we love, we usually feel uncertain, unprepared, and overwhelmed. So Carolyn, like many of us, decided to write about her experience in a memoir (Garn […]

ANCIENTS OF THE EARTH

“Yet, the questions dance around us, and only poetry can find the rhythm.” ―D.A. (Daisy) Hickman, ANCIENTS OF THE EARTH: Poems of Time However you feel about poetry, whether or not you love it or not exactly, I have just published a new collection that might pique your interest. Why? It’s about a mysterious subject […]

SKIP THE NUMBERS

FEEL caught in the trap of quantifying your life? I notice it all the time. People measuring themselves via numbers, scales, lists, contests, competitions, etc. But doesn’t this leave a lot to be desired? Isn’t there much more to life than how many, how much, how … something? Awareness around this dynamic seems limited, however. […]