Articles by terri st. cloud


About terri st. cloud

even if our circumstances are different, i believe our emotions are the same...and maybe in sharing the journey in as real and honest a way as we can, maybe we'll help each other grow.

gratitude week

well, here we are!thanksgiving week.gratitude week. i didn’t get much sleep last nite.and i was feeling edgy this morning.bordering on cranky. yeah.there’s a good start to gratitude week, huh? actually, i kinda think it is. so i ran a buncha errands and drove around under the skyand thru the tree lined back streets. and the…

offering love…

i wanted to do a special projectthis season to offer love.it’s these! inexpensive originals with a quote that speaks to me,each made with intention and love. okay, truthfully, that’s really all the stuff i make.i guess this is just a practice in intention for me.the thing i really need to practice is the photography!mmmm. sorry…

how do you start your day?

i just read a little piece of writingfrom mark nepo where he talked abouthow he started his day. i loved it.he opens the curtains and makes coffee for his wife –letting light in and doing something for someone he loves. how beautiful is that?! i really loved that and thought about how i start –i…

a little light

i usually get my outside holiday lights up today.yeah.today. i know.it’s a little early.i generally light them for a little bit tonite,then leave them off til right after thanksgiving. but tonite is a nite that i like to put a little lightout into the darkness. today marks the anniversary of the day that someone i…

love this thought!

was listening to a lecture this morning –jordan peterson talking about existentialism and authenticity. it was awesome.he was explaining existential thought about what is immoral. and he said –‘what’s immoral are those things you could change that you dothat result in outcomes that are catastrophic for you.’ what an interesting thought! and then somewhere further…

it has definitely started!

so yeah, okay,i personally got a bit excitedabout christmas a wee bit early. this weekend i put my christmas tree up!it is so cozy and peaceful. which is why i did it.i wanted to sit with those peaceful lights during the evenings.and maybe i just needed a little extra peace and cheer. it feels nice….

TWO great answers!

so.yeah.it started with two great questions! i was walking and thought about what i wanted to asksomeone that i would meet instead of that standard ol’ question –‘what do you do?’what would be a question i’d rather hear the answer to? well, turns out there were two – what would your dream job be?andwhat would…

ahhh communication…

i saw this great quote yesterday.and i’ve been holding it ever since – it’s from george bernard shaw – “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” wow. ya know?wow. i’m sure you have as many examples as i doof this very illusion happening. communication.communication.communication. it’s THE thing to…

on my mind…

i keep thinking about the vastness of the universe.i mean…it’s so darn vast. and makes no sense –toss in as vast as it is upward,it’s just as vast downward. and THEN! toss in some of the stuff i can experienceat really exceptional moments – and well…the words in the image aboveare on my mind…

swimmin’…

for awhile here,it’s been sink or swim, baby. my partner’s been struggling with some health stuffwhich has been quite the challenge. thankfully, thankfully, that struggle seems to be letting up.my fingers are crossed we keep moving upward. but one way or another,it’s been quite the learning experience for me. there were times i just didn’t…