Do Good Opportunity

Do Good shelter in SW PDX has an updated list of needs for their residents. Perfect to keep in mind as you are getting your fall and winter items out of storage and seeing what may or may not work for you anymore. Be sure all items are in good condition. And feel free to share the list with any local merchants. Please contact me for pick up arrangements. Thanks, as always, for making it a clear day! Click to view the list of needs.

Yolk Surprise, Veggie Sox and more

Summer is the season in which we celebrate the sweetness of life. Appreciating even the little lifts that come our way can do a world of good – especially in these stress filled times. The latest issue of ACP Enews is filled with fun and creative inspiration from an egg yolk surprise to a cool new product to a mini art gallery with a mission you’ll love. Stay cool, stay smiling and stay clear! Check it out here.

Kiwi in My Cart, Do Good and More

Thanks to all who donated to the Do Good garden project this Spring. The residents really dug creating their own mini gardens and raised beds. Take a look at the results and view the property’s latest wish list. Also, read about the surprising delight of a kiwi that came my way, get a tip on cleaning products and learn about the elevating energy of rose. Have a clear day everyone! Read all about it in the latest ACP Enews.

Donations Needed

Do Good is looking for help. If you are in the PDX area and can donate any of the following items, please let me know. If you are outside of PDX and would like to contribute in dollars, that would be great, too! Do Good staffs the sixth “physical distancing motel shelter” opened by the Portland/Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services last year. The 43-room shelter at the former Value Inn on Barbur in SW Portland provides 24-hr services along with meals, health support, and access to counseling and substance use treatment. This is a stellar example of repurposing space to meet the needs of the community. Let’s do what we can to help them succeed. Here’s what they could use now:

GARDEN SUPPLIES: They want to create raised garden beds and do some garden therapy. Soil, seeds, starts, tools, raised beds. ART SUPPLIES: A wall mural is being planned that will incorporate art therapy. Paint, brushes, tape, tarps. GRILLS: As warmer weather approaches, they’d like the ability to grill meals for residents. Any size of grill would be appreciated. Grill tools, too.

Questions or ideas about donations: Email or contact Jane at A Clear Place.

The World in My Hallway

20200708_140104The latest ACP Enews includes segments about: Sam Cooke’s timeless A Change is Gonna Come; a gifted Earth loving artist from Boulder, CO; the latest from EWG and three vignettes about the neighbors on my floor. Wherever this time finds you – now more than ever, it’s SO important to find ways to share your story. To listen. To act. To offer help. To find the humor. To embrace change. And to come from a clear place – one that is based on understanding and compassion. Stay safe and stay connected! View here. 

Piece Practice

PhotoGrid_Plus_1590375281495Part of enjoying a clear space involves being mindful of what’s in it. In this month’s ACP Enews I feature a few of my favorite ways to shift into enjoying life right where you are – starting with what I call ‘piece’ practice. This is a wonderful exercise in gratitude and appreciation for what you have. (And a wake up call for what isn’t working for you.) 

 Read the simple ‘how to’ steps. 

Wherever you are, I wish you a clear and a joyful Spring!

Keep Looking Up

IMG_20190731_193441Nature is a continual source of inspiration for us especially in challenging times. We can tap into its energy, its wisdom, its beauty 24/7. Clouds remind us that life is all about change. Relish each moment and trust that something wonderful will unfold again. Read my latest Enews to learn more about this featured cloud and the global interaction I enjoy with fellow cloud enthusiasts. PLUS: Know someone who could use some cheer? FREE photo note card to the friend of your choice; and an easy recipe for these in home cooking days. Stay well and remember to enjoy the view! Go to April Enews.

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

IMG_20200118_151538Plenty! In the practice of clearing within and around you, love gives you the boost to persevere, remain open and reap the benefits of your efforts on multiple levels. Whether it’s self-care, the love from others, the love of life and being – or a combination of all of these – the energy of love is a super conductor when you are connected to it. Here’s the illustrated sequel to my broken cup story. A first hand example of how love can beautify the space in and around us. Take a look.

The Power of Self Love

downloadWe can all use a bit more self love. Make that a LOT more. The messages we tell ourselves matter most. Read the latest ACP Enews to find out why and get a simple way to start giving yourself good vibes right now. I also share a personal grief story and some tips on how to spread the warmth this winter season. Here’s to a warm, loving and clear new year! Take a look now.

Messages of Gratitude

download“Fan mail from some flounder?” A one liner from my youth that never fails to bring a smile to my face. It also serves as a reminder that messages do matter – especially ones of gratitude. Click here to read my latest Enews and its dedicated message about the power of cultivating gratitude in your home and in the world.