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Phoenix Eggs in the House of My Father on Tracking Wonder #Quest2015

How could you make moments of joy a sacred priority in 2015?
 What forms will such moments take? 
Doodle, draw, photograph, or write your way into these questions... –Sunni Brown of the TED Talk “Doodlers Unite!” One of my favorite parts of Sunni Brown’s Ted Talk, "Doodler's Unite!" besides the fact that she champions doodling as a fertile, productive and inspiring habit, is the slide she puts up on the screen showing the stages of drawing human beings tend to pass through--regardless of culture--from scribbles to spirals to more sophisticated forms. And I loved the reminder that we anchor memories/learning when we combine any two of the four elements she charts for us (watch it here: “Doodlers Unite!”). And one of my favorite parts of this Tracking Wonder Vision #Quest2015 with Jeffrey Davis and his burgeoning and diverse group of creatives is that I've been invited to return to some of the simple habits of reverie ... more

Blue Nautilus Robyn Beattie

Blogging & The Shadow Self: Windows of Opportunity with Tracking Wonder #Quest2015

I’ve rolled up my sleeves and joined the Tracking Wonder Vision Quest 2015 for the month of December, stepping midstream into a beautiful group of questers and visionaries delving into hearts and intentions under the compassionate curatorial stewardship of Jeffrey Davis. We respond to prompts (crafted by 12 visionaries) and share reveries across our sites. If you are intrigued, quest with us by visiting Vision Quest 2015 to sign up. I will resume posting November Butterfly poetry prompts in 2015; visit this link for a list of the eleven poetry prompts available to date for the iconic women gracing Section I of November Butterfly. Today’s Vision Quest 2015 prompt (Day 6) was written by Todd Kashdan (author of The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self – not just your good self – drives success and fulfillment(Hudson Street Press) with Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener as well as Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a ... more

Heart Seed Robyn Beattie

Tracking Wonder Vision Quest 2015: Stopping to Start

I’m joining the Tracking Wonder Vision Quest 2015 for the month of December and stepping midstream into a beautiful group of questers and visionaries delving into hearts and intentions under the compassionate curatorial stewardship of Jeffrey Davis. Loosely, structure revolves around a series of prompts crafted by chosen visionaries we respond to and reveries we share across our sites. If you are intrigued, quest with us by visiting Vision Quest 2015 to sign up. We mine 12 prompts; I'm stepping in at prompt 5 and will likely back post responses to the ones I missed so far. My impulse to join stems from a desire (as poet, artist, blogger, teacher, mother) to move out of my comfort zone and to step into the next growth ring of collaborative play, visibility, and prosperity. Thanks goes to Suzi Banks Baum for leading by example and directly for the inspiration to join. I will be resuming the posting ... more

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Luna on the Wheel

Tarot Writing: Wheel of Archetypal Selves On-line with SCN

January 2015: Wheel of Archetypal Selves, From Fool to Visionary (The Major Arcana from 0 to ... more

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Beginning Blogging: In Person with San Diego Writers, Ink

January 2015 Beginning Blogging: Two out of five of your friends have started a blog. Why? ... more

Paper Dolls Robyn Beattie

Nov 10 Sonoma County Writing Workshop & Book Launch: Coffee Catz

What story have you kept in the cocoon? What would happen if you wrote it out, just for ... more

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Nov 1 SDWI Workshop & Book Launch, Writing Past Fear: Free Your Butterfly

What story have you kept in the cocoon? What would happen if you wrote it out, just ... more