R and R and R?

There are so many ways to R and R. Rest and Relaxation is code for “anything but work…” But I like to add another “R” – Relax, Recreate and Recover. For some, R & R means getting away from the everyday – work, family obligations. For some this means enjoying much needed peace and quiet. Maybe turn on some good […]

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Those who inspire us…

I could make a very long list of people who inspire me. I am sure that you can to. Some daily, some from afar, and some all my life. If I did make an actual list, it would include of course parents, and siblings, my own children, friends, extended family, colleagues, writers, artists, people still with us, and people already […]

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Labor of Love

Labor of Love    Have you ever painted your house? I believe all worthwhile projects are a labor of love. We are painting our 1910 Craftsman house this summer. It had been badly neglected for years before we bought it. Neglected like humans are neglected. To the point of not knowing who she was anymore. Lost in a land of […]

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Balance

Looking for Balance How do we define it? Balance. Is this idea of lifestyle “balance” universal? Even though we would like to think it is, we have to find our individual balance in our own way and our own time. We are told to “find balance” in our lives, to be present, to practice self-care. But how? Where do we […]

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The ART of…

The Art of…RAD When life challenges us, we can find ourselves inadvertently reaching back in time to what we remember as an easier place. Memories from our past appear, lurking, presumably to help us sort a present circumstance. I think of this process as a random form of therapeutic reflection. The most difficult version can be de ja vous, the […]

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Coffee and Life Shouldn’t Suck

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Open to Grace

Open to Grace Making choices to thrive and grow in times of hardship Like all humans, I find it easier to feel like myself when I am in a familiar place, interacting with people I am comfortable with, doing things I love. In times like these, when our normal lives aren’t functioning normally and our world feels upside down, it […]

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All the world is a (tragic) Stage

The World as We Know it… In line with all the things I love to write about on this blog, there is still HOPE. Even today in the middle of a global crisis. And this HOPE calls me to write and create and share about is what is going on in the world at this very moment. I hope you […]

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PERSONAL CREATIVE JOURNEY

Personal Creative Journey Cultivating an Artistic Life (guided by yours truly – Cindi A. Jobe) JUST LAUNCHED March 2020! Want to make 2020 your best year ever? Create something just for yourself that you have always wanted to do, but haven’t gotten around to doing. Most of us make New Year’s resolutions or goals. Read a little more? Save money […]

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The Bard – Curiosity rules!

What is creative living? Not what is trendy. Not what is popular. But how do we cultivate an artistic life worth living? I am striving everyday to answer that question in my own life. And I hope you are too. I have become passionate about this idea and it is the driving force behind the direction my blog is heading. […]

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