A Beautiful Mind Mondays: Cultivating Awareness of Self-Doubt

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” -Slyvia Plath   Good Monday morning, my friends! And since it is Monday, we’re going to be talking about befriending and training the mind! You can read about the introduction to this series about minding your mind here. I’m still trying to come up with the right title for this series though this title …

Tuesdays with Fran: The Wise Revise

My notes from this week’s session with my poetry mentor, Fran Quinn. Fran has taught me a number of things about the process of editing and revision that have been priceless – life changing, really, if you are someone who is devoted to your art, whether it be poetry, painting, or countless other mediums (like LIFE in general!). What I’ve come …

Get out of your own way

I used to be someone who was constantly, chronically even, in her own way. For years, I dreamed about painting, writing, being my own boss and building my own successful business, traveling, adventuring, helping other people get out of their own way and live a life that exceeds their most beautiful and bold dreams, and working with amazing, inspiring, world-class, …

“LIFE” – A new painting and it’s story

“LIFE” original painting by Leah Campbell Badertscher, 30×30 acrylic on canvas Available Friday, June 20, 5-8 PM per silent auction, Floyd County, Iowa value: $1,800, painting will go to highest bidder If you are not able to attend the auction but would like to place a bid by proxy, please contact me at leah@leahcb.com.  Please note that if you win …

Inner-Pilgrimage, Day 14: Trust and Mystery

A Lenten Pilgrimage, A Devotional Practice Day 14: Trust and Mystery I think our relationship to mystery can tell us a lot about our relationship to our Soul, Life, God – about our trust in the Divine and the divine in us. Today I wanted to share a line from David Whyte that never fails to inspire me to let …

Day 13: Trust AND Leap

A Lenten Pilgrimage, A Devotional Practice Day 13: Trust AND Leap I said yesterday that the theme for this week is “Trust” and so I am including my most recent newsletter article (for those of you not on my mailing list) because it is very much aligned with Trust. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, but Trust without …

Inner-Pilgrimage, Day 12: Breathe in Trust, Embody Love

A rising full moon this evening.  So much more big and beautiful than this picture shows – wish you were here to see it yourselves!  Someday I will do these kind of Inner-Pilgrimages in person and then maybe some of you will be able to be right there, watching the sunset and moon rise with me. A Lenten Pilgrimage, A …

Day 11: The Great, Big Quiet

A Lenten Pilgrimage, A Devotional Practice Day 11: The Great, Big Quiet We’re currently visiting my husband’s family in Nebraska.  They live several miles from town and one of the things I always enjoy when we are here is taking as many long walks as I can while here to steep in the openness and what I call “The Great, Big …

Inner Pilgrimage, Day 6: Wild at Heart

    A Lenten Pilgrimage, A Devotional Practice Day 6: Wild at Heart In yesterday’s post, I shared the quote from Meister Eckhart: “Nothing in the world so closely resembles God as silence.” I do believe that. But dancing has got to be a close second. And it doesn’t have to be dancing for you, but anything that strips off …