Welcome to Mary Anne Radmacher's blog.

One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Radmacher's November Bundle announcement

November Bundle $46. Represents a $98 retail value.  Bundling is
about joy and right livelihood for me and surprise and value for you!  With the exception of the poster, the offering is itself full of big colors and itsy connections.  There are cards to connect with others, enclose, leave on a desk, tuck in...or connect to your own motivation on a mirror, dashboard, planner book, wallet!  Message me if you want to order one.

Spoiler alert:  If you want to be a little surprised, stop reading
and just send me a message with your email and I’ll send you
a PayPal Invoice.  The order window begins today and closes November 17. Bundles SHIP:  November 22.

Pick ONE  original  - an acrylic/watercolor painted enso, mounted and hand-lettered, signed and pencil numbered with the total in this release. Choose FIRE (red/orange/pink enso) or ICE
(green/teal/blue)* you may purchase a second original
for $28 (a 33% savings).

4 affirmation designs/25 pieces with 12 small envelopes;
3 tall tucker sets featuring 36 different writings;  4 panel cards
with envelopes; 1 traditional tucker set featuring 10 Steve Maraboli
quotes; a set of reader-selected favorites on yummy new art.
2 greeting cards (not in photo).

* Include your preference in note section
of your PAYpal invoice or I’ll pick for you! I’ll ask you once if
you didn’t say which - just in case you forgot.

I see. You.

The back says, “Distance cannot matter between us...for I see you...over miles, through time, in the stuff of life.” This card in included (in a quantity of 5) in the November Bundle.

When I was a child I stomped when I was ignored.  I stomped and said, “I am right HERE!”  I found it very disrespectful that adults treated me, as a single digit child, as if I were not present.  I did not tolerate adults talking about me instead of to me.  They called me querulous.  Or, at least, phrases that are summed up in that single word.

In nearly every grade when a teacher asked, “Who helped you write this?” I was incensed that they questioned my originality.  When a professional author publicly doubted that I had just presented a “first draft,” I stomped again.


Yesterday, while speaking to my brother who is in the final stages of brain cancer, after a long pause in a conversation that had been going swimmingly, he asked, “Who is this? What is your relationship to me?”

There was no stomping.  I know that the ravages of a growing tumor in his brain is his story to tell.  And being his sister, “unseen” is part of my story.  I. Am. Here. For. You. Whether you know I am your sister, or not. I am witness to your condition.  I am witness
to you whether or not you can be witness to me. 

The basis of my teaching on Personal Symbol presumes that virtually every thing we do is an action taken to represent ourselves, to be seen, authentically.  The fact that we live in a culture of “celebrity” underscores the fundamental compulsion to notice and be noticed. 

So as I prepare  and gather artful, meaningful elements to present to those who notice for my November Bundle, I am motivated by the impulse to see and be seen.  Almost everything in this Bundle reflects this concept. 

I am right here.  And I see. You. 

Thank you for seeing me.

Love, Mary Anne Radmacher

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What It LOOKS LIKE To Live Your Creative Dream...

(copy and paste the URL if the link doesn't take you there).

That's where you'll go to vote for the FOOD FOR THE SOUL TRAIN project of
Amy Tingle Williamson and Maya Stein.  These two wordsmiths and artists
have a vintage trailer fully equipped with their inspiration to draw out
the creativity of any person that comes to the door.  They are artists of the
highest order in that they share what they know freely and with enthusiasm.
I've seen it myself. I've been blessed by it.  I cannot sing loudly enough:
please invest a moment of your time in their project funding.  Who knows...
the traveling FOOD FOR THE SOUL TRAIN might be able to come to
where you are waiting to create!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Radmacher in November opportunities...

Write in Radmacher on your November Calendar

Womanhood Success Summit                    Give Wings to Your Dreams
November 8 - 9, 2013, Friday/Saturday at the Embassy Suites SeaTac (Tukwila, Washington)
This one-day event is designed to help you “Give Wings to Your Dreams.” Bring your “Someday, I’ll…” and “I’d love to, but…” and leave with a practical plan and an inspiring visual to help your passion and purpose take flight. Immerse yourself in a full day of information, inspiration, and innovation that will help you move toward experiencing more of what you want (and less of what you don’t want) in your life.   Optional pre-event mini-workshops (all complimentary…because that’s just how we roll) will be provided on Friday evening. Look forward to power-packed topics focused on organizing, Feng Shui, relaxation, energy management…oh, and soooooo much more.   Explore topics including (but certainly not limited to):
How to tap into your heart’s calling while using the power of your mind to pursue it,
Creating unprecedented momentum for achieving your goals,
Designing powerful systems and structures that set the stage for less stress and more success, and
Using simple strategies for having fun in the process (because doesn’t it just make it a heck of a lot more enjoyable?).
What’s not to love? The event will be hosted by Deanna Davis, PhD, author of The Law of Attraction in Action, Living With Intention, and Laugh, Cry, Eat Some Pie, and Mary Anne Radmacher (author of Live Boldly, Live With Intention, and Lean Forward Into Your Life). Davis is known for her characteristic blend of humor with how-to, and Radmacher is lovingly referred to as our resident “inspirator.”   The registration investment for this event is $147, which includes lunch (and so darned much more!).   Register Now to join us for this powerful event.   We look forward to helping you “give wings to your dreams” at this year’s event.
The Success Summit will be held at The Embassy Suites SeaTac in Tukwila, WA. Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel rooms, and there is no room block reserved for this event, so contact the hotel directly to reserve your room if you will be staying Friday night. Contact the hotel directly by phone at 425-227-8844 or visit their website: Click Here!

November 10, 2013  Sunday at the historical Caveness House, 1022 Caveness Drive, in Centralia , WA  98531  $88.  to register call Janis at 360-269-1419 or email:

9:30 -   5:00 with lunch on your own
In the day you will explore proven,  low tech and technological techniques for gathering, capturing and creating cohesive written materials; begin the process of identifying the primary result areas of your life and create a measure that helps you say YES to the essential things; generate a physical system that becomes your personal curriculum for cultivating  qualities that matter to you; in a fun and secure way, ask questions that are significant to you and your process.   I make these kinds of investigations safe, effective and fun!

Monday, November 11, 2013  AN ARTFUL LIFE (creativity is not just for professional artists!)  9:30 - 5:00    With the inimitable Luna Jaffe at 7837 SW Capitol Hwy, Suite C, Portland, OR  In the  sweet core of Multnomah Village with many great eateries available for the lunch break. 
In this artful day I will guide you to discover your unique   PERSONAL SYMBOL*; you will  walk away with a functional  “decision deck” and the knowledge of how to “art it up” in your own time;  you  will create (gasp, even those who insist they are not “artistic”) a beautiful gift-card that will be sent to a Veteran in a Wounded Warrior program.  AND you will learn a three-step process to enable you to create lovely, balanced artful embellishment. This process translate into artful applications in many of your life experiences.                                                  (* recent symbol participants said: Ann Ellinger  Ann E.(GA) Eye-opening, intriguing and fascinating. I loved the experience (the workshop) and then seeing my personal symbol emerge through the process. Totally cool! And absolutely accurate!   Rachel D-B (PDX) Part of me wished I'd never created art before, just so my first time realizing I was creative could have been under the care of this lovely, effervescent woman. She just has a heart of gold, and the experience to lull your inner critics into quiet encouragers. and from a professional author and poet, Auburn M. (AZ) ...the best I can do is to say that it changed my life, and that ... finally ... I know who I am.
All materials provided.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Final Day to order October Bundle from Mary Anne Radmacher

IF you would enjoy
receiving my October
Bundle  in the post at the end of the month....
today is the final day to place your order.

you may write me through my website: