Spring

Spring, when the earth leans forward in her lawn chair, puts her face back into the radiation. 93 million miles, the life force comes, and begins to crack through the cold. This cosmic alarm clock ringing biological bells in flower beds and branches all over our hemisphere...

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The Creative Machine on the Yoga Mat - by Teri Harman

This week I present you with some awesome insights on the benefits of yoga and mediation for artists from my sister Teri Harman. Teri is a writer who does yoga. She’s also a certified instructor (RYT-200, YogaFit I). She has three published novels: Blood Moon, Black Moon, and Storm Moon. Teri writes a book column for ksl.com and contributes book segments to Utah’s #1 lifestyle show, Studio 5 with Brooke Walker. In other words, she is way legit and I'm really excited to share some of her work with you here. Also, this post includes info on upcoming workshops Teri will be giving on writing and yoga that you should definitely check out. 

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Electric Ghosts

I started taking pictures, hoping to capture some of the color and size of the bubbles. The first several images didn’t come close to what I hoped to get. Then bam, it happened! I couldn’t believe what I saw. It looked other worldly, like some sort of electric, neon ghost. We had to keep trying.

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A cidade

Well, I managed to track down my notebook and found those poems. Reviewing those words brought back a load of memories, long stored away. I'm so grateful for that notebook and the time I took, years ago, to write out some of my thoughts in the form of poems. They act like tiny, lyrical time machines, taking me back to my sensitivities, abilities, and visions of the past. 

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3 Poems from Paul

Paul has also played a big role in my appreciation and love of poetry. He introduced me to many of the poets and poems I like today. And since April is National Poetry Month I want to continue to share some poetry themed posts with you. I asked Paul if he would like to share some of his work here and I'm excited to present three of his pieces to you. Enjoy!

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Snowboarding Could Help Save the World: A love letter to the practice

I have had runs that I will never forgot, perfect moments of connection with my mind, my movements, my equipment and the mountain. An exchange of pressures and weight against the snow, a bargain with the elements where I feel I always got the better end of the deal. The reward of the conversation between myself and the mountain through the language of snowboarding has been more enriching and longer lasting than I ever imagined. I believe these moments have brought substance to my soul, light to my bones.

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Marie

There was nothing but affection in the way she squeezed my hands, her painted finger nails tapping together as she firmed her grip. Then she would kiss me on the cheek with her marshmallow lips and make me feel safe, safe the way good mothers do. 

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