This week’s Inspirational song comes from Justin Timberlake and friends dancing around Los Angeles. It’s one of my favorite feel-good songs, and I hope you enjoy it too! If you’re in the Southeast Michigan area, we’ll be doing the Creative Arts Workshop at Rochester Holistic Arts this Thursday from 6:30 – 8 pm. We’ll be making Burlap Art, and Magic Wands, and the Magic Wand Handbook. The price is $25 and includes everything you need. There are still a couple of open spots. Call (248) 330-9569 to get signed up. Remember. Life is a creative art. What are you making? Let me know how you’reRead More →

This week’s song comes from the Avett Brothers. With a light, steady rhythm, the lyrics remind us to stay tuned into the truth within ourselves. “Ain’t no man can save me. Ain’t no man can enslave me. Ain’t no ‘mount of man that can change the shape my soul is in.” Each one of us has a soul with which we can sail through the seas of life. Don’t let the worry, fear, and drama from other people steal the wind from your sails. “There ain’t nobody here, who can cause me pain or raise my fears ‘cuz I’ve got only lo-o-o-ve to share! IfRead More →

I’ve decided to start posting an “inspirational” song every week to offer a jump-start to your spirit, giving you (and me) a kick in the pants, a boogie for your bunda, and a bit of swing in your swagger. “Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer I hope you enjoy this song. Let me know if you have another suggestion in the comments below. Have an excellent Monday and a wonderful week ahead. xoxo Pam p.s. Follow me on Instagram to see theRead More →

This post is part of my cornerstone content, written years ago, updated today, inspiring wisdom and deep understanding.  Imagine, for a moment, driving along at night, heading toward a new restaurant for dinner. It’s dark, so you’ve turned on your headlights. Since you’ve never been there before, you probably looked at directions ahead of time and maybe even turned on your GPS. With your special someone sitting in the passenger seat, and music on the stereo, you’re enjoying yourself and looking forward to a lovely evening ahead. The chances are pretty good as long as you stay present and pay attention to the road, you’llRead More →

I’ve known I needed to write about this since 2012, within a week of publishing, You’re the Boat: Charting a course toward a life worth looking forward to. While at a restaurant, I started a conversation talking about my new book, and the guy asked, “So, what’s the ship’s bell stand for?” Feeling the warm wash of embarrassment flow over my body, I realized I’d missed something fundamental. In my rush to get through the challenge of publishing the book, I’d forgotten to add the ship’s bell. (Along with many other things too, but we’ll save them for later). The ship’s bell is your voice.Read More →

This post is part of my cornerstone content, written years ago, updated for today, and still inspiring wisdom and deep understanding. Many years ago, when my son was in elementary school, and my husband traveled a lot for work, I volunteered in my community, putting on events including the Beets, Beats & Eats Farmer’s market. Although I stopped in 2013, the years I spent working with friends in my community were some of the best in my life. (2021) (Originally written in 2012) Every summer, I put on a coloring contest called Enjoy the Process. It’s the one where everyone fills in this shape and thenRead More →

Living in Brazil the first time, back in 97-98, was a challenge. We’d only been dating for a year when we go there, and it was the first time either of us had lived outside the country. With only one car, once I dropped Blake off at work in the morning, I didn’t have many people to talk to during the day. Although I had a friend, Jenny, an American about my age, she had her own life, and I didn’t want to overwhelm her with my whining. Without the internet to keep me entertained, I got bored once I became accustomed to my surroundings.Read More →