To Write a Magical Book

“Once upon a time there was a magical book. This book was magical because…” Finishing sentences like that was how I spent most of this past weekend. I have probably mentioned that I’m working on a book – it’s about sanctuary (are you shocked?), what it…

Sanctuary Rescue Remedy

I wanted to write a blog post about the New Year. About intentions. About that one special word that is the inspiration I choose to focus on for 2017. But that’s not what happened when I sat down to write. What happened was a bit more unexpected, a bit more raw. And I think it’s…

Sanctuary for the Holidays

A Sanctuary Holiday. Is that even possible? If you are anything like me, you have experienced (and yes, created for yourself) holidays that are over-scheduled, over-stuffed and over-blown. It happens. It’s horrifying, but it happens.

The five questions I ask myself every day

This happened just the other day: I’m sitting with a good friend I haven’t seen in forever, and I was talking about sanctuary and the utter revolution it has been in my life. She asked, “So you have this place of peace – that’s really wonderful. But what do you do when…

The Clearing

Before I can think about creating a personal sanctuary, I need to create stillness. I need what I call The Clearing. The uncluttered floor, the empty desk, the tabletop of nothingness. I need to make room.

My Own Search for Sanctuary

Finding sanctuary in my own life has been an an extraordinary journey – one that continues today. But it all started with my baby girl.

A Sanctuary of Candles

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” ~ Anne Frank Candles are one of my favorite ways to create a sense of sanctuary. Here are a few of my favorite finds.