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My Box of Dollies
December 6, 2019 by Mara Purl
I hope, when I get to doll heaven, these dolls will be waiting for me once again. They were, and always will be, among my most trusted and trustworthy companions.
Posted in Baby Boomers, familial history, Family, family history and genealogy, Gifts, Gratitude, Head & Heart, Heart, Japan, Mara Purl, womens literature | Tagged childhood, parenting | Leave a comment
June 14, 2017 by Mara Purl
My father let us see that love really is reciprocal. I helped him walk when he was ninety-nine, reassured him his journey made sense, made a difference, and had value greater than the gold of kings. When it came to the real paternity test, he passed with flying colors. Read more
Posted in about issues of the heart, Acting, AHA Moments, Art and Entertainment, BBC Radio, Family, family history and genealogy, Family values, Heart and head connection in books, Integrating lifes purpose through art, Japan, life's purpose, Mara Purl, Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, Mother, Writing | 5 Comments
The Magic of Christmas Boxes
December 26, 2011 by Mara Purl
Much as I adore Christmas, I love Boxing Day almost as much. First, it’s a Christmas-extender, just like the 23rd is—a date I refer to as Christmas-Eve-Eve.
December 26th is Boxing Day with a wonderful tradition of its own. Observed in the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it started as a day following Christmas when aristocrats, tasked with the welfare of those who worked on their estates, delivered boxes of food and gifts. In South Africa, the occasion evolved into the renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994, and in Ireland it’s called St. Stephen’s Day. The European tradition of giving gifts and money to those in need dates back to the Middle Ages.… Read more
Posted in about issues of the heart, Art and Entertainment, Book covers by artist Mary Helsaple, book covers painted by artists, Books, California, Creativity, e-books by Mara Purl, familial history, Finding treasures of the heart in books, Gifts, Heart, Heart and head connection in books, Japan, joy, Love of Books, Milford Haven, Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, Santa Barbara, What the Heart Knows, Women authors, womens literature | Tagged christmas box, christmas eve, european tradition, family memories, giving gifts, storage boxes | Leave a comment
Blog Tour Visit #22: Original Impulse
August 31, 2011 by Mara Purl
A sip of rich, dark java from a Mellor press while sitting at a tiny table in a café overlooking the Seine. That sounds like a perfect ritual in the life of an artist. I certainly found it to be so when I spent a month in Paris performing at the renowned Theatre Chatelet a few years ago. Cities like Paris, Kyoto and Santa Fe, filled to overflowing with artistic expression, inspire with virtually every sight, sound, taste and aroma to indulge our creative impulses. California’s Central Coast happens to inspire me and I spend lots of time there writing What the Heart Knows and all my Milford-Haven Novels.… Read more
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June 20, 2011 by Mara Purl
Men who wear their hearts on their sleeves are stronger than they may appear.
Posted in Acting, Associated Press, Audio Drama, Books, careers, Connecting through books, Creativity, current events, Heart, inspiring through fiction novels, Integrating lifes purpose through art, Japan, Journalism, Love, Magical moments, Mara Purl, Men wearing hearts on sleeves, Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, musician-singer-songwriter, of lives through books, Personal Essays, Publishing, relationships, screenwriting and acting, self-growth, Small Town Fiction, Soap Opera Fiction, synchronicity, Transformation, Travel, Uncategorized, What the Heart Knows, Women's Fiction, Writing | Tagged author Mara Purl, demanding fathers, directing Milford-Haven radio drama, expanding hearts and creativity by father's influence, Father Love, Fathers Day, good fathering, good men with good fathering qualities, hero-worship for fathers, imprint a father makes on child, Japan, Mara Purl at Associated Press, Mara Purl transitions from journalist to performer, Mara Purl's life in Tokyo, men wearing hearts on sleeves, Men's Work seminars and discussion groups, protagonist in What the Heart Knows, protective fathers, qualities of good fathers, radio drama Milford-Haven, relationship advice of fathers, secrets to how men find their balance, supportive fathers, The Milford-Haven Books, undertones and overtones of What the Heart Knows, What the Heart Knows, www.marapurl.com, Yale Drama School | Leave a comment
An Elevated View
April 18, 2011 by Mara Purl
A new anthology of writers-on-writing is published by Seven Oaks Publishing, featuring Mara Purl, Margaret Coel, and Laurie Wagner Buyer.
Posted in Associated Press, Book Reviews, Books, Collaboration with other writers, Colorado, inspiring through fiction novels, Japan, Journalism, Mara Purl, Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, Newspaper articles, of lives through books, Possibili-Teas in Colorado and New York, Publishing, relationships, Rolling Stone, self-growth, The Financial Times of London, Transformation, Uncategorized, Western Fiction, Women's Fiction, Writing | Tagged An Elevated View, Anatomy of a Story, Arapaho people, Associated Press, author Mara Purl, Catholic Mission on Wind River Reservation, Colorado, Laurie Wagner Buyer, Mainichi Daily News, Margaret Coel, mentoring and helping fellow artists, New York Times best selling author Margaret Coel, Possibili-Teas in Colorado and New York, research and authenticity in storytelling, Rolling Stone, Seven Oaks Publishing, Side Canyons, singer-songwriter W.C. Jameson, The Financial Times of London, The Milford-Haven Books, W.C. Jameson, When I Came West, women's fiction, writing, writing in Rocky Mountains, Writing My Way from Effect to Cause, www.marapurl.com | Leave a comment
Radiation and Radiating
March 28, 2011 by Mara Purl
While we handle our fears about radiation, we can make sure we're thinking generously and creatively about to help, and know our hearts are radiating love.
Posted in Current Event, Heart, inspiring through fiction novels, Japan, joy, Mara Purl, Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, radiation, Science, self-growth, Women's Fiction | Tagged Advance Readers copies of What the Heart Knows, changes of The Milford Haven Books, compassion, Fiction, good will, inspiring novels, Japan, Joy, nuclear radiation, radiation, safety protocols of contaminated food, The Milford-Haven Books, What the Heart Knows, women's fiction, writing, www.marapurl.com | Leave a comment
Aftershocks and Seismic Creep
March 21, 2011 by Mara Purl
Seismic plates shift violently when there's resistance in the faultline. But in one area of the San Andreas, there's no resistance at all, and thus no earthquakes. Can we examine our hearts to see what we're resisting?
Posted in California, Current Event, Denver Post, earthquakes and tsunamis, Faultlines, Heart, Japan, L.A. Times, Mara Purl, Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, Newspaper articles, Re-Build your Life, San Luis Obispo Tribune, Science, seismic research, talc and minerals, tectonic plates, Transformation, Uncategorized, Women's Fiction | Tagged aftershocks, aftershocks of earthquake, aftershocks of tsumani, alignments, California coast, Denver Post, Fiction, healing, Japan, L.A. Times, metaphor, metaphysical, mineralssan Andreas faultine, Monterey County, San Benito County, San Luis Obispo Tribune, seismic research, seismologists and geologists, talc, tectonic plates, The Milford-Haven Books, Tokyo earthquake, women's fiction, women's fiction novels, writing, www.marapurl.com | Leave a comment
Earthquake Healing on Faultline
March 13, 2011 by Mara Purl
Our hearts are broken for the people in Japan. While we think of ways to help earthquake victims, perhaps we can think metaphorically and use forgiveness to heal fault lines in ourselves and others.
Posted in Current Event, forgiveness, Heart, Japan, Mara Purl, Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, Publishing, Re-Build your Life, Science, seismic research, self-growth, Transformation, Uncategorized, Women's Fiction | Tagged author Mara Purl, changes of The Milford Haven Books, Fiction, forgiveness, Japan, Nobody's Fault, Pacific Rim Los Angeles, seismic research, The Milford-Haven Books, Tokyo, Tokyo earthquake, transformative fiction, transforming lives through books, What the Heart Knows, women's fiction, women's fiction novels, writing, www.marapurl.com | 2 Comments