just a smidgen

a heady, scent of autumn musk filled the air yesterday

what had begun with such slow deliberation

arrived swiftly, carried in on decidedly brisk air

and with it came an expectant breath..

a prescience


someone newly set to appear,

of something close at hand


alongside the steadfast autumnal turning

of the northern hemisphere’s face

away from the intensity of the sun’s scrutiny..

the sky was filled with heavy molten clouds

and the earth.. rich with fragrant, rain-sodden leaves

and so it’s time to make changes..

in my life, my heart, my mind,

time to usher in a calm, inner settling peace

a softer, quieter focus..

a time to cull

a muted palette of grays and whites

seems fitting then,

gone are the watery colors of the lake and sea

for another year

simple patterns refresh

large cable knit blankets comfort

and crystals


energetically healing,

they are a beautiful addition to your space

clear quartz

is considered the master healer

it channels universal love, health and balance..

is perfect for meditation and protection..

links all chakras for balance, harmony and

helps to manifest intentions


connects with deeper intuition..

a crystal of relaxation, purification,

a promoter of spiritual growth

it helps to offer insightful solutions

what better place to meditate

than this?

blessings and love,



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“We name mostly in order to control but what is worth loving does not want to be held within the bounds of too narrow a calling.”

– David Whyte

I believe that the true joy in all relationship is the slow unfolding of experience shared, the gradual process put in motion, undertaken with the tender and deliberate process of “knowing” the other person. (Do we ever really “know” another person?)

I’ve learned this year, that there is an infinite expression of relationship possible, that something new arrives each time we are in pursuit of this creative process. Not all are mere friendship or, at the other extreme, a committed, physically intimate relationship. There are illimitable levels of connection that exist in the continuum between the two that can be revealed and celebrated.

The intention, I think, could be to connect on some level of emotional and spiritual intimacy, a depth of resonance and feeling of being together and on the same page in those areas, even in a simple platonic friendship. This is how we honour, support and grow by virtue of the alloy of two unique beings looking out for the best in the other. To the outer world this can look like friendship or appear as devoted lovers, but I think it is possible to be intimately linked with someone on a deeper level, without being in a pedestrian alliance of “love” as defined by society.

I think this may be the true gift of love given, to connect and resonate with someone, to know and support them on a deeply intimate level with the selfless understanding that “the spirit in me sees the spirit in you”..

without restraint, without an “end date” or limiting beliefs..
but with a joyful savouring of the other’s soul.



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even the dog days of summer have come and gone

“Dog Days: the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: from July 3 to August 11, a period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence”

we’re heading into the home stretch of August

but i still have ocean and lake dreams

i haven’t been able to make it to either place this summer

work has been keeping me away..

but a girl can still dream

and bring the lake and the ocean into her home

i hope you love the calming turquoise and white accents as much as i do..

i rented this apartment because of its loft feel and abundance of windows and light

fall seems in the distant future and i’d rather not think about that right now

let’s just rest a moment in the slanting rays of sun,

shall we

“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”

C. Day Lewis

soft touches of turquoise, white coral and a miniature blue “fishing weight”

pick up the color in the pillows behind

i love that the famous designer Barbara Barry has the same name as me

i could give you the source for everything..

but i’ve had these accessories for a few years

they just seem fresh and new arranged differently here

the small white love seat, rug and pillows are a mix of IKEA, Chapters and Pottery Barn, the tray is from Pier One
and the stacked baskets are from IKEA, both lamps are Barbara Barry

yes.. i still have a fur throw, it’s my puppy’s favorite place to curl up and sleep

i added this sheer curtain to let Bella go out to the deck whenever she wants, this was so inexpensive, i picked it up at Bali and Beyond

my fiscus plant moved to a new sunny corner in the kitchen

i’ve fallen in love with the Plant store in Inglewood, this delicate Jasmine plant has fragrant white blossoms that are so pretty

and my unwrapped life

milk candle is from the Kingsland Market

yes.. the dog days of summer are done, but this little one still loves to laze around

love and blessings,



A few thoughts on shifting your energy and moving on after heartbreak. Love to hear your thoughts or strategies you’ve used in the past..

Love and Blessings,


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