Monday, June 30, 2014


Imagine driving home after an amazing dinner and conversation when suddenly a pack of cyclists are zooming past in the opposite direction and taking up the entire neighboring car lane. And no, I'm not talking muscular men in cycle shorts and helmets.

Picture blinged-out bikes and your average everyday citizen. Some in costume. Some sporting a blaring boom box. Bikes glowing in the dark or pulsing lights. Tall bikes. Extra, extra towering bikes.

Then, traffic comes to a halt and the pack becomes a never-ending swarm of hootin' and hollerin' commuters on two wheels. So what do you do?

It's Portland. You roll down your window, blast Follow Your Arrow by Kacey Musgraves, cheer along and hold out your palm to high-five the cyclists that roll on by.

Nothing weird about a Loud'n'Lit bike ride. Just another typical Saturday night in Portland.

I love you just the way you are Portland!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hadley Rille Books Fundraising Campaign

The beautiful and talented author, Vanessa MacLellan, has put out a request and as her friend and a fellow author, I am absolutely eager to support her and her publisher.

"Hadley Rille Books gave me [Vanessa MacLellan] a chance. I hope that you will give Hadley Rille Books a chance as well. Please Boost the Signal. Pass on the link, tell people about this great small press who gives writers a chance and isn’t all about fitting some formula. These stories move you. They are stories we all can relate to. If you think supporting the little guy, providing different options versus the ones the major publishers think we all want, and helping out new authors is a great idea, then please help by donating (even $5 helps!) and passing on the word."

Please Support the Growth of Hadley Rille Books: A Quality Small Press Publisher

Spread the word!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Air Soul Collage Card

Air Soul Collage by Sonja Thomas

This past Sunday I attended the workshop "A Soulful Approach to Healing: Working with the Spirit of AIR" with the talented artist Samyak Yamauchi. Our intimate group of women journeyed, participated in an outdoor Mapacho ceremony (which included blowing bubbles!) and created soul-inspired art in centered silence.

Above is my first soul-collage card inspired by the spirit of Air. One woman commented, "you definitely think outside the box" (as evidenced by the butterfly and two kites bursting in 3D from my card). I tend to be easily inspired, but quickly frozen in fearful thoughts making it near impossible to take action. But the workshop reminded me that I AM WHOLE. I AM HEALED.

There's no need to struggle and work through layers of guilt, fear, jealousy and a whole bunch of other junk. Instead, I can always, at any moment, reconnect with the center of my whole self, the true essence of me--light, love and joy. And from there "all that junk" will melt away with ease and I can create in the flow.

spread your wings and fly,