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Tag Archives: What the Heart Knows
June 20, 2011 by Mara Purl
Men who wear their hearts on their sleeves are stronger than they may appear.
June 6, 2011 by Mara Purl
For those of us who live in California coastal regions, this time of year is known as June Gloom. While other parts of the country are enjoying the first blush of summer with its dreamy warmth and slower pace, we often awaken to a heavy marine layer that keeps the landscape wrapped in a blanket for the first few hours of the day.
It’s not nearly as “gloomy” as it sounds. After all, “sunny California” gets plenty of bright days. This may sound perverse—maybe it’s my Celtic roots—but I sometimes reach a point of finding the succession of unchangingly sunny days oppressive, and begin to long for rain.… Read more
May 31, 2011 by Mara Purl
As an author and storyteller, I like to think in archetypes. And nowhere are visual icons more evident than in New York City. I’ve come to think of these two most iconic of all buildings—the Empire State and the Chrysler—as the god and goddess of the architectural landscape.
This past week in the City everything did seem larger than life. Nothing is more full of dreams writ large than the Jacob Javits Center during Book Expo America. Posters are ten times their normal size, hung in the hangar-like structure as though being pulled by planes swooping low enough to be read.… Read more
May 9, 2011 by Mara Purl
Listening. That's what transforms the complexities of the Mother-Daughter relationship.
May 2, 2011 by Mara Purl
My new book "What the Heart Knows" is about you, a woman who's getting around to doing the things that, in your heart of hearts, you've always wanted to do.
April 11, 2011 by Mara Purl
FLOW can be active, rather than passive, when we use it as a metaphor to see what's flowing in our lives, and what's not, because it's frozen, diverted, or swirling into energy-sucking funnels.
April 4, 2011 by Mara Purl
Fiction isn't about fooling readers. It's about telling truth at the deepest level, which is speaking from the heart.
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.
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.