Finding Your Center

You’re seated on a stool, your knees spread out at sixty degrees, wide enough to fit the bowl of a potter’s wheel. Your right foot balances the pedal, while your hands grace the sides of the damp, tender clay. You don’t know yet what this clay will become, but, together, you and the clay will find a place of being centered.

This is the experience of being a potter, and this is the memory that propelled me into the world of art. Dentistry, at its heart, is an art form, taking pottery to the scale of a tooth. But before I held dental composite, I held the simple clay of the Earth. And, grasping at nature, I became an artist.

Beyond writing, my art forms include pottery, jewelry making, origami (with special interest in making jewelry and magnets based in origami work), and miniatures.

Many of my art pieces have found homes with creative buyers, and now they have their very own page on my blog. CLICK HERE to find out more about my art and check back often for updates!

Do you have a creative side? Tell us about it! Share your work and interests in the comments below.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

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Stirred To Life

What beautiful thought stirred you to life this morning?

For me, that thought was an e-mail:

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And so my day began with a token of gratitude and a dollop of joy.

♥ What a beautiful start to a Saturday morning ♥

Have you checked out A Smile Blooms for your inspiring fridge magnets and instant download journal workbook? Affordable, motivational, beautiful gifts for you and your loved ones.

AND BE SURE TO SHARE WHAT BEAUTIFUL THOUGHT STIRRED YOU TO LIFE THIS SATURDAY MORNING. HAPPY HOLIDAYS, AND HAPPY SPRING!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Who Do You Love?

Great West Financial asked the dental community a beautiful question: 

Who do you love?*

*And, of course, what a life insurance policy from Great West Financial means to you in the context of love.

Well, dentists and dental students across the nation answered, pouring their hearts across the digital screen in 100 words or less. And I am honored to share that my Valentine’s response was among the 22 winning responses!

“I haven’t yet found the love of my life – other than my little morkie puppy, of course! But I love the idea that one day I will be in love, and one day I will be able to share with my love the serenity of knowing we are in the reliable hands of Great West Financial.  If that’s not an ”I love you” gift, I don’t know what is!”

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So there you have it: the latest quote to decorate life insurance policies everywhere 😂

But now, I have a challenge for YOU:

In 100 words or less, tell us about the person you love. He, she, it, or just the idea is such a gift in your life.

P.S. Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day, and more! What a perfect time to give yourself and your loved ones a gift. Head on over to A Smile Blooms on Etsy to pick out your very own inspirational magnets, and to get your very own Values Journal with engaging exercises and meditations that guide you on a valued life.

Affordable. Enjoyable. Meaningful.

Just right.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

The Versatile Blogger Award

The prolific and stunningly creative blogger, Ally L Mare, has nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award!

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Thank you Ally!

Be sure to check out Ally’s free online e-books.

This award is created in the spirit of getting to know our fellow bloggers, and the rules are quite simple:

– Display the award on your blog.

– Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to his/her blog.

– Share 7 facts about yourself.

– Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and link to their blogs.

So with the first two tasks complete, it’s time for 7 Facts about Mirissa D. Price:

  1. My favorite tooth is the mandibular first premolar; something about that mesiolingual groove just offers such a great story for the imaginative dental student!
  2. I have been teaching and working with children since I was only a child! And I love every second of it!
  3. My most productive time of day is after dark, but I still love to wake up before the sun rises.
  4. I will jump onto any stage you put before me – comedy, karaoke, theater; I’ll be there!
  5. I am named after a Great Aunt Miriam – hence the ‘Mi’ in Mirissa ♥
  6. I fall head over heels in love with this world every time I take a step out into nature.
  7. I just opened an etsy shop where you can buy some tidbits of inspiration to keep in your home and on your fridge! CLICK HERE to check out my growing shop, A Smile Blooms.

Now, for the best part – I get to pass the gift of this award on to the next 10 bloggers! My 10 nominations are:

  1. Lifes Fine Whine
  2. Word Prints
  3. Angie Trafford
  4. EDC Writing
  5. Palabras DelMar
  6. Comically Quirky 
  7. Blog of a Mad Black Woman
  8. Keep On Moving
  9. Playing By My Own Rules
  10. Ohm Sweet Ohm

And, of course, YOU! Add your blog to the comments and consider your blog nominated! Nothing can stand between you and a little self-determination to join in!

Thanks again for the nomination, Ally. Now, nominees, readers, anyone choosing to jump in the game, go forth and have a blogging good time!

 

A Smile Blooms

"Find your inspiration where A Smile Blooms."

There’s nothing better than inspiration in your inbox … except bringing that inspiration home with you!

Now you can do just that by heading on over to my new Etsy Shop,

A Smile Blooms.

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All of your favorite inspirations and sayings have now become your favorite refrigerator magnets. And stay tuned: the shop is blooming with new inspirations every day!

Don’t see what you are looking for? Let me know! I’m here for YOU!

Seeking a different kind of product or help with a writing project? Contact me through etsy or my blog contact page, and we’ll see what we can do!

Thank you for joining me on this inspiring journey, and for visiting my Etsy shop. I can’t wait to see what inspiration blooms next!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.