"The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don't know." --Sherman Alexie
“Lovers, farmers and artists have one thing in common, at least --a fear of 'dry spells,' dormant periods in which we do no blooming, internal droughts only the waters of imagination and psychic release can civilize.” --Gretel Ehrlich "The Solace of Open Spaces"
Tell me about at time you went through a dry spell--and how it ended.... [Continue Reading]
"The parts of ourselves that we neglect lie in wait for us, like an accusation." Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency by Wendy Lustbader
What part of yourself are you ignoring, burying, neglecting that might come back to haunt you someday?... [Continue Reading]
"Forgiveness does not excuse behavior, it allows me to get on with my life." --anonymous
Tell me about a time forgiveness freed you to move on with your life.... [Continue Reading]
This is the blog I sent home from the first Writer's Journey writing and yoga retreat in Bali, held in June of 2012. I hope that it captures some of incredible magic and beauty that saturates the culture and people of this very special island.
The posts begin when my 15-year-old daughter, Lizzy, and I arrived in Eastern Bali, a week before the retreat participants joined us at our beautiful retreat center perched on the Indian Ocean.
--Laura, June 2012
"My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you." --Jenna Jameson