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What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. ~ T.S. Eliot I became a blogger in December of 2005 when I was rightsized from a job that didn't fit me. When I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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Thank you so much to each of you who left a comment for a copy of Amulet Magazine. The Random Number Generator chose 4! Congratulations Nicole Been! Branding synergist Danielle Cohen, word alchemist Marybeth Bonofiglio and legacy architect Maya Corrine have joined forces to create what they call a field... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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I've felt a certain aliveness and awakening this Easter weekend that tells me Spring is here. I feel it. I feel ready to burn some of this creative energy I've been storing up. Living in Southern California means not experiencing a true Winter which results in year round creative energy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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Trying to post a Weekly Sage proved to be a bit much, but there is so much goodness that I want to share and a Monthly Sage feels totally doable: Let's Get Naked! Sheila is a girl after my own heart. Find twenty mintues for this, it's worth it. All... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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I often wonder if my blog is having abandonment issues. All of my words and non-parenting energy are being poured into my course and other projects currently being created. I am at a place where I finally feel I have something of value to contribute and I am filled with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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Yeah, you do! I am so grateful for that. In my shop I took my first photography class when I was in seventh grade. At twelve years old I was painfully shy, with hair that didn't quite feather right on one side. I was still wearing my saddleback yellow Ditto... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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I sit here this evening, after a very long day, writing this post with a gluten-free beer and a twist of irony. February came and went with a blur and ended with both of my children catching whatever bug was going around for a solid week. When I emerged from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” —Epicurus I believe strongly in the power of gratitude. I believe everything we desire and want to feel begins with gratitude for what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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When I was little I saw a Shirley Temple movie that fascinated me. I can't recall the name though I am sure Google would let me know pretty quickly if I were to ask. But I hestitate to find the answer because that might take away some of the magic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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photo by Brandi Reynolds. I don't think I had much of an idea or expectation what introducing my word-of-the-month club* would inspire, but after I posted about it, I received a few emails from some lovely bloggers asking if they could somehow participate. When Brandi sent me this photograph, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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A return to my big camera I am writing this from a café where I decided to bring my laptop and get some work done this morning for a change of scenery. Next to me are two gentleman playing card games over coffee and eggs, laughing joyously, and truly being... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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I spent this morning near the sea photographing a goddess who is rising her Queen. We sat on a blanket before I picked up my camera and did a wee tarot card reading. We spoke of gratitude, releasing, and taking ownership of our own shit. What I am really wanting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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Word of the Year pendant available in my Etsy shop. Use code SOULODGE10 for 10%off) I realize this post is going to come off as self-promoting, but what I am also realizing as I continue to build and grow my business is to not fear letting people know what you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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This will most likely be my final post about releasing 2012 as it's time to get on with the new year already, yes? I have consciously taken the whole of this month as a releasing ceremony of sorts. I felt no pressure to have anything completed by December 31st. Children... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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I released quite a bit of hair coming into this new year, as well as my accidental ombre - a result of months of boxed hair dye only at the roots and the southern california sun working it's magic on my straw bale tips. When my husband handed me the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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I have dedicated the month of January to releasing 2012 and in doing so I wanted to share nine turning points that I experienced in 2012 and the lessons I learned from each. 1) I removed gluten from my diet. During a winter cleanse with Stephanie of Wellness by Design... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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Happy Birthday 2013! It's just past midnight on New Year's Eve. The girls are asleep, I've kissed my husband, fireworks are booming away outside, a wine glass waits patiently at my feet. I'm grateful for this quiet celebration after returning from holiday travels. I know many creatives who choose one... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at stacydelarosa
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I haven't had much to say here but not for lack of things I want to share. I've simply felt the pull to retreat, be present with my family, and honor the strong messages I have been receiving in hopes of finding a bit of clarity. As we return to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2012 at stacydelarosa
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For the grieving community of Newton, CT and anyone who is sitting with loss, this is for you. Your pain is witnessed and held. I am crying with you. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at stacydelarosa
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Eleven years ago today, under the full moon, my love and I were wed. Even though we chose Dias de los Muertos to be our anniversary we chose not to say the words 'til death do us part" in our vows. Eleven years ago it was simply that seperation through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at stacydelarosa
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When I am coaching one of creative mamas I work with we look at areas that might be considered a distraction or self-imposed obstacle to what they are truly wanting to create in life.** If you were to ask me, I would probably say that my favorite thing about working... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at stacydelarosa
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Some helpful tips for using everyone's (mine included) favorite iPhone camera app It's a tad frightening how excited I am about this calendar. Looking forward to an ass-kicking 2013 Maddie speaks to my soul with her illuminating offering for our littles Eleventh grade, stage right, crying with my best friend.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at stacydelarosa
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print available in my Instacanvas gallery Do schools kill creativity? Loving these instagram-y photoshop actions... and they're free I received this gorgeous book last week from the author herself. My urge to sew has just been kicked into overdrive Life cycles of visionary women I downloaded Eat Awesome some months... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at stacydelarosa
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print available in my instacanvas gallery One of my SoulStorm sisters posted his video the same day my husband brought home his book. I hear you Simon, I'm paying attention I had so much fun contributing to Eileen's Eye Wonder workshop. Her contributer questions brought me back to my own... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at stacydelarosa
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From the beginning While purging some files last month I came across a Moleskine journal of mine from a few years ago. On the first page I had handwritten the question: "What if I allowed myself to imagine what my ideal life could look like? I then went on to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at stacydelarosa