Monday, February 25, 2013

an invitation

i'll be at the bibelot shop on grand ave in st. paul,
signing all i did was listen books,
february 28 from 5-9 pm.
hope to see you there!


Monday, February 18, 2013

you are loved

yes indeed. xox

(gloves from the lovely

Monday, February 11, 2013

the colors

happy valentines week

the language of the heart
is a very fine thing...
worthy of being listened to
+ followed
for as many miles as we have to
+ want to + must.
please come if you can to an

Monday, February 4, 2013

giving away original pages

here are some of my original typings + scribbly notes
from the rough draft of "all i did was listen".

i came across them as i began to
finally clear a space
of pilings
from the four years of making.

i need to
in order
for anything new
to really emerge.

i have two manuscripts i've partially begun
+ i'd like to return to them.

i wonder if anyone would want these pages...
what i do know is i need to let them go.
in this spirit, i will give them in two parts to the next two people
who order my book here
(please note "pages" in the note in your order +
i will announce the winners on my facebook page)

with love to all your emptyings + emergings,
xox rachel

Friday, February 1, 2013

listening to you

this lovely artist is chrissie grace:

My name is Chrissie Grace.

Who I am in a nutshell:
Child of God
lover of coffee
beach girl at heart

I love to is in my heart and soul and it is at the essence of who I am.

+ this lovely artist is julia fehrenbacher:

"whispers of truth" art


What if I just sit here 
right now 
and maybe 

sipping tea
and poetry, breathing in 
each word 
like it's all 
that will keep me


as the right now
wild rain
grows wilder 

just the two of us 
side by side
our thirsty hearts
all over the place


Dear you

you, the one reading these words
you, with your ancient, wanting heart
you, wondering if you'll ever
get it right

I invite you to pause
for a moment
to listen to the space
these words
to the space where softness
and hunger

to the space that so
asks you to
the thoughts
that doubt your worth
to stop the voices that compare
and leave you feeling

There is no less
there are no shadows or shoulds, no pretty or good
no bad or broken, no right or wrong in

There is only this breath
and that which breathes it
there is only You
and your giggling, fully blossomed

Julia Fehrenbacher is an author, a poet, and a painter.  Her life’s work is to step into her truest, most empowered self so that she may guide others to the same.  She lives in Corvallis, Oregon with her husband and two little girls.  If you’d like to join her on this path of shedding & opening & living from a place of truth and authenticity, please visit her at, she’d so love to have you there. 

Julia released her first book of poetry and art, On the Other Side of Fear, in May of 2012.  It, along with her art, is available at

(if you would like your art/photography referencing listening here, please email me with 1-2 attachments, your links + short bio to