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Ode to a friend I never met

This blog post is dedicated to a friend I never met. It is about the power of social media to help us find kindred spirits, living each day fully and with love and speaking and acting with principle and conviction. I first met Teva Harrison through hearing her interviewed by Shelagh Rogers on The Next…

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This space I have created

I was re-reading my journal today and came across this piece I wrote in response to a writing prompt “This space I have created”. It speaks to the life I have chosen to live after being given the gift of recovery from breast cancer. This space I have created … Allows me to breathe. It…

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Notes to Self – with Love

How hard would it be for you to write yourself a love letter, a note of encouragement? I was surprised recently in my writing class.  Several of the participants struggled with this Invitation to Create from my latest book One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook. “If you were writing yourself a love letter,…

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Leaning into Joy

How do you find joy when the going is not easy? Why is it important to lean into joy, especially during difficult times? Recently I’ve had the opportunity to practice looking for joy when the world feels heavy. My first introduction to the idea of embracing moments of joy, even when times are tough was from…

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What feeds your soul?

Do you have a favourite song?  One of my favourites is What a Wonderful World.  I love the line “I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do?  They’re really saying I love you.”  I’ve been reflecting lately on what brings me joy.  I’m sharing this with you today in hopes it will inspire…

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Your body hears what your mind says about it

  I’d always believed this at some level. However, it wasn’t until I was recovering from treatment for breast cancer that I really understood it at a deep level. I had been struggling with my scar. It wasn’t the tiny, beautiful scar I had imagined going in to surgery. I had some complications after surgery, plus…

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Tenacity, joy & abundance

There is this little grass-like plant that has been growing out of a tiny spot of moss near where the Halifax ferry docks. It has been growing and thriving here for months, through all kinds of weather. It keeps slowly growing. It makes me think of tenacity and opportunity, of making the best of a…

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How to Become a Heart Listener and Get More From Life

  I think we all have the capacity to know what is best for us and to listen to our own inner wisdom. I call this listening to our own inner wisdom heart listening. Many of us are out of practice. We spend a lot of our time overriding our hearts and letting our minds…

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My #Truthteller story on WomenForOne.com

I’m very pleased to have my story featured on the Women for One Truthteller series.  Click on the link (highlighted) to leave comments on the Women for One website. One Loop at a Time: A Story of Rug Hooking, Healing, and Creativity  

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