Creativity · Mother ~ Daughter · Nature · Power of Images · SoulCollage

In God’s World, Every Day is Earth Day

For Earth day, I was invited to write an article for the April 2016 SoulCollage® newsletter, SoulCollage® Community Update, reflecting on how creating with images of nature can cultivate a sense of gratitude for God’s creation  and, ultimately, impact how we protect our earth’s resources. It’s an honor to share it with SoulFully You readers as well: As Earth Day (April 22) approaches, I’ve… Continue reading In God’s World, Every Day is Earth Day

Creativity · Mother ~ Daughter · Nature · Power of Images · Prayer

Protectors of Creation: An Earth Day Challenge

Seeing the beauty of nature is the first step to taking action to protect it. Unless we can appreciate the oneness we have with creation, we will do very little to protect it. “Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.” –Pope Francis… Continue reading Protectors of Creation: An Earth Day Challenge

Benedictine Spirituality · Creativity · Power of Images · SoulCollage · Teaching

Always We Begin Again

“Always we begin again.” –St. Benedict I just started my 39th semester of teaching.  I love the “beginning again” that comes with the teaching profession.  Two of my favorite things about teaching are discovering new ways to share the love of learning with students and the chance to start the next semester with a clean… Continue reading Always We Begin Again

Creativity · Power of Images · SoulCollage · Spiritual Journey

SoulFully You: 2015 in Review

Happy New Year from SoulFully You! Thank you for subscribing to and sharing my posts during 2015. Your comments and feedback have been encouraging. Thanks to you, SoulFully You was viewed 6200 times by over 2500 readers in 39 countries during 2015. Readers have found SoulFully You through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, SoulCollage, Becoming Minimalist, Jumping Tandem,… Continue reading SoulFully You: 2015 in Review

Books · Creativity · SoulCollage · Spiritual Friendship · Spiritual Journey

Circle of Friends: Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Our Circle lost a dear sister this week. Judy passed away only a year or so after being diagnosed with a rare, incurable, fast-growing cancer. For the last several weeks of her life, Judy was unable to leave her bed and wanted… Continue reading Circle of Friends: Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.

Creativity · Prayer · SoulCollage

Praying with Scissors

“Why run with scissors when you can pray with them?” After attending a recent SoulCollage® workshop, feeling inspired, a participant hashtagged this question, “Why run with scissors when you can pray with them?” It’s impossible to be creative or prayerful when either we are running around with scissors in our hands or our head spinning… Continue reading Praying with Scissors

Creativity · Mother ~ Daughter · Nature · SoulCollage

From Fingerpaints to SoulCollage®: My Creative Kid and her College Project

I was absolutely tickled when my daughter, Jessica, asked me to help her with an Environmental Politics project. Not only would it focus on SoulCollage®, one of my passions, but she had requested special permission to use a different research idea than those suggested by her professor. I find that kind of creative thinking pretty cool. But, then,… Continue reading From Fingerpaints to SoulCollage®: My Creative Kid and her College Project