Posts tagged 'rachel awes'

Affirmation Tomtes

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

TODAY, November 12, is The American Swedish Institute’s Jul Shop Opening! (2600 Park Ave. MPLS. MN) My Affirmation Tomte art prints sit on those joyous jul-shelves, awaiting new homes! https://www.asimn.org/programs-education/events/jul-shop-opening-asi-member-appreciation-weekend These tomtes are also creating mischief at one of my very favorite shops, https://joy-and-company.com/ in Grand Marais, MN. They also have great art supplies and […]

My haiku for you

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Birds are landing here. Endless blossoming branches. My heart is a tree. Please join me and share your own haiku in a comment below! The first sentence holds 5 syllables, second sentence holds 7 syllables, and third sentence 5 again. What I have found is rare truth and beauty emerge when using spare words. What […]

True Belonging

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

I will no longer pay a price to belong. True belonging is free.  Have you ever found yourself in a group of people and fakely laughing at a joke that hurts people, or engaging in false intimacy with people through gossiping? Or perhaps saying or doing things out of simply wanting to belong? We all […]

Happy 90th birthday, Mom!

Monday, October 12th, 2020

This glorious month of October is the same month my mom has turned 90! A few years back, I got us each matching cardigans and took some photos with them (I’ve included one of these previous photos below) and thought this was a good time for a new round (all beautiful Gudrun Sjoden cardi’s of […]

Belonging Breakthroughs

Monday, September 28th, 2020

I often practice hearing my voice say “I belong. I belooooong. I beloooooooong.” I record my voice on my phone saying “I belong” and then press the play button and listen.I speak “I” with my in-breath and “belong” with my out-breath and feel the vibration of my voice planting the words inside my body. My […]

Love Rolled Up in a Violin

Monday, September 21st, 2020

I chose this dress as a nod to one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world: my BELOVED Grandpa Ole Olson. He died when I was only 8 years old, but his big love made up for the too little years. He was from the Lofoten Islands in Norway and then moved […]

Willy Wonka & a Rainbow

Friday, September 11th, 2020

I got my dress all wrinkly from playing, and that way of living makes this Gudrun Sjoden ensemble even more delicious than it already wonderfully is! What else would one do with a purple Willy Wonka jacket and a rainbow? And if you haven’t yet received my free guided meditation for you called “Worthy Eyes,” […]

Worthy Eyes FREE download!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

“Worthy Eyes” is a FREE guided meditation I designed with love for you, to meet you in any places inside that might sometimes feel small and insignificant, and re-direct your focus to think about and experience your worth in a newly unconditional and more positive way. You can download this free guided meditation at the […]

Rock painting

Monday, August 31st, 2020

I’ve gotten into some rock-painting again, and putting together a puzzle, prompted by a few refreshing days along Lake Superior in Minnesota. So needed and good. What are your latest creative pursuits and refreshments? I’d love to hear! All with love, xox Rachel

Fall

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

I’m thankful for peeks of fall weather, and for what comes with it: the layering of clothes (ADORING the newest collection from Gudrun Sjoden!) refreshing air, leaves giving a colorful performance, and still much is green. With love to you, this half of August XOX, Rachel