Promise Is a Bud: The Magnolia Bough Blog


  • Blossoms, Beetles, & Buds

    Have you heard of "Rose, Thorn, and Bud"? It's a framework for identifying positive and negative experiences as well as what you look forward to exploring. In this post, I describe my version of this framework, which encourages us to recognize potentially productive or helpful elements of even our bad experiences. Read on for details! View Post
  • A Blog by Any Other Name . . .

    Magnolia leaves fill the left side of the photo. A magnolia branch extends toward the right, displaying a bud and a large white blossom. In the background are green grass and a white fence. 

    This blog begins with a meditation on words and the relationship they suggest among trees, jewelry, and us. In a tree, growth means promise, possibility. For us humans, it involves possibility but also commitment, and jewelry is a way of expressing both those senses of promise. And that's how jewelry becomes an important part of our personal stories.

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