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January 05, 2010



love you.
love you BIG.

Marisa and Creative Thursday

Remember, you've always got back-up


Christine, this is so very beautifully said.
Just a big wow.
And pause for gratitude.
For you. your honesty and your words.

Having spent much of the last few months in the midst of my darkest soul journey to date, I thank from the bottom of my heart for the light of your words, the lifting of spirit and the reminder that we are not alone in our humanness and our suffering and that are always, always moments of grace to remind us of the goodness and love that always is there to hold us.

Carmen Torbus

You are such an inspiration to me Christine. Thank you for continuing to share you with us.


Because of who you are you'll create the right next step. I'm going through some possibly similar challenges and *sigh* I'm just amazed at how hard life cam be sometimes. But perspective, good company, time, and being honest with ourselves and our needs and values will help to create decisions we won't regret hopefully. Hang in there!

elizabeth ~ so wabi sabi

me too...I am on that diving board too and the synchronicities that brought me here to read this today let me know that I am in the grace of God too...thank you for being a vessel of the Light.


Christine, I've been following your blog for nearly five years and I am grateful that you keep coming back, even if you feel a little at a loss with it all. Isn't that just how everything, life really, goes? A constant flow of ups and down, sometimes nothing more than a gentle wave, other times a stormy sea where we need to hold on tight. By sharing your journey with us in your own unique way, I always feel richer, and softer, after a visit here. Take care, Kerstin xo


I think often we are on the edge of that so called board....and usually going back and climbing down the ladder is what we do....this time though, maybe it's time to dive in and see what happens....that ladder will still be there :)

Cindy Jones Lantier

Thanks so much for your openness and honesty. I am in the process of re-reading your book, getting to know you better -- and, consequently, myself. I, too, am struggling with how much to say. Not just on my blog, but in my life. I, too, am struggling to become the person I want to be and sometimes it's HARD, but your words make it easier.

Thank you again.


Thank you for sharing your feelings and your honesty/dedication to truth telling. I am also trying to live my life from a place that includes recognizing and looking at the truth after some life changing events. It isn't always easy, but it is not as difficult when I know someone else is doing the same thing. So again, thank you.


Awww. I just got lighter knowing that I've been feeling the same way you have and that it's okay to express that to my loved ones. Your clarity and creativeness in experssing the "truth of your heart" are a joy to experience and something I aspire to.

You're not alone.

Opening to Grace,


ahhh, your soul is already in the water. your body will follow....
love you x0


Thank you Christine for always finding the words to describe how you feel and honestly share with us. It seems we can all relate to what you write and it's so delightful to read your posts, whether they are written in a shiny orange or twinkling pink mood or in a deep dark grey. Thanks for being a continuous inspiration to all of us.


Your honesty is beautiful and much appreciated! Your power with words is awe inspiring. Trust your journey. One breathe, one moment, one day at a time.


you have a wonderful gift of being able to see inside your own soul and put words to all that lies there. when i read many of your posts, i either totally relate, or find myself wondering how i could possibly put my own feelings into words that could be strung together coherently, rather than a disjointed gibberish! oh the gift of words - and you have it. such a pleasure, thankyou for bringing so much into the light for me!

Karyn Entzion

Part of the beauty of this journey is that the journey IS what it is all about. My sense is that for beautiful souls like yourself, there is no destination. And, even though I don't have the answer, I can say that my perspective is that anyone living a full, messy, crazy, beautiful fully aware life walks the same path. You are not alone and you bring us all comfort that we are not alone either - because you are there too. And you are loved. Your joyous, beautiful spirit shines brightly through, no matter how dark it may seem and it will guide you through the tough times. I'm confident of it because we all see it.

I am so looking forward to meeting you and spending time with you in Jordan!


thank you for your beautiful honest self. I call these moments the speed bumps in life. sometimes I think they slow us down for a reason and other times I cannot wait to hit the pedal to the metal and GO! whatever you need to do - DO! whatever you want for -WANT! it is okay. you are okay. I feel like telling you to write a book! gasp! I just did! okay, so your beautiful art, words and the struggle poured out onto the pages. hugs. ciao!

doorways traveler

i love you.

Marianne @ Zen Peacekeeping

I see you.

I wish I were close enough to come over for tea and tears and hugs.

Heather Plett

Thank you for your honesty and your beautiful words. I'm in a similar place right now and I recognize how hard it is to be honest and own up to the fact that sometimes we feel weak and lost and not sure we can find solid ground under our feet.

Blessings to you. And to all those others who are in a similar place right now. May we all find strength to get through this part of the journey.


i think because you do share your beautiful truth, seeing you as the glittery pink bicycle girl that you are (none the less :)resonates even deeper... and i would very much love that spinach salad recipe!


...and you are not alone...i keep thinking by 36 i should have things figured out a bit better, or be more comfortable, confident, self-assured, blah-blah but the truth is some days i am down right frightened that i am a mom and responsible for two little men in the world when i feel like i am still trying to navigate my own way and it feels messy. everything you wrote - i bet many of us can relate to on this human journey. it's not easy to own any of it, but it's there...and you are not alone. :)


I'm probably not your only reader who could sense something under the surface in your posts of the last month or so... your depths do come through, and that's a really good thing. My last few months have been fairly dark, too. Last night my husband said to me "but you can still find the beauty, can't you?" and I said "yes, always, I can always find the beauty" and he said, "well, that's your gift." I think it is your gift, too. Thanks for this post.

Rebecca in Switzerland

Oh, hallelujah and amen. Me too (to the not knowing how much to say, avoiding the deep dive) and so now I post silly stuff on my blog and hope nobody notices I'm not really saying anything. ?!

If we had roommates in Jordan, I'd want to be yours. And I don't care if you're perky and upbeat and all contributory (not a word, I don't think) and the sun is shining or you are deep in the muck of "Oh dear Lord I'm xx years old and I'm not who I wanted to be when I grew up." Don't we all have our days? I know I do and I am right smack dab in the middle of this inquiry or whatever it is.

And one more thing... whenever this part of the cycle (post-big success or right before the next Big Thing or whatever it is) happens I think it shouldn't be like this again. Like once I've figured it all out once and gotten my ducks in a row they should not by God go all caddywhampus on me again, even if I did line them up when I was 35 and that was years ago and everything's different now.

Thanks for this. Made me breathe easier today.

Kate Courageous

You express yourself beautifully, my dear.

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