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Journaling

Letting go from a new lens

When I was recovering from breast cancer treatment several years ago I envisioned the process of letting go as a wild dance. Things I no longer needed felt like they were being released through my hands and my feet as I danced. (See Invitation to Create: Dancing Wildly – with Joy! on pages 36 and…

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Hand hooked rug "Unconditional", hooked in pinks and green

The In-between Times of Knowing and Not Knowing

As I waited for my mom to pass into the next world I wrote in my journal about how time felt suspended, magnified and also crystal clear. There was the knowing but not knowing when, or if she would pass in peace. These feelings remind me of the time when I closed my homeopathy practice…

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What’s a Wild Woman?

The first question is What’s a Wild Woman? And the answer to the second question is yes, they are somewhat autobiographical! Filmed at the opening reception at ART1274 Hollis Gallery of my show Wild Woman Becoming – in Full Colour this video details my journey to becoming a member of the gallery, along with my…

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The joy in this moment

When life is busy, do you find yourself rushing from task to task, being so busy being busy that you don’t take time to enjoy each moment as it happens? Guilty as charged. When I get super busy I have the tendency to focus on what’s next, rather than what is here now. I get…

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I am enough

Lately I’ve been thinking and writing and sketching in my journal about working too hard and burnout. I’ve been exploring the connection between exhaustion from keeping too busy and equating busy and productive with feelings of worth. I was raised to link being worthy with working hard. Does this resonate with you? While it can…

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Tulips in a bouquet

What’s in your tool kit?

What’s in your tool kit for staying grounded, for getting inspired, for getting in the flow again? Whether you’re having trouble with focus, with making decisions, or finding reasons to laugh, this post contains three of my go-to tools for self care to cope with overwhelm and exhaustion. To keep myself well so I can…

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My stuff, your stuff, their stuff

Do you find yourself getting drawn into other people’s drama? Does doing this knock you off of your course, send you into a tailspin? Sometimes this happens to me. We all have our own patterns and habitual ways of behaving, and getting knocked off course by other people’s life issues is a pattern I’m working…

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Hearts Connecting

What if you could feel warmth and connection from and towards every person you meet? I read a suggestion recently (I apologize, I couldn’t find the source) that is changing how I feel when I am out and about. This is the simple suggestion. When you pass a person on the street (or see them…

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Close up detail of hand hooked mat in purple, indigo, blue, green, pink, yellow with white outlines. Scissors and rug hooking hook in photo also.

Permission to change your mind

The other day I designed a new mat. When I went to sew it onto my Cheticamp frame I hesitated. I wasn’t in love with this design. It’s a relatively large piece (30″ x 31″). I knew if I wanted to enjoy this mat from start to finish I was going to have to love…

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Hand-hooked rug with journal, pen and latte

Holding Space for Self & Others – Three Essential Elements

What does it mean to hold space? How do we hold space for ourselves? As leaders how can we hold space for our team members so that they feel heard? Holding space for others Many of us are good at holding space for others. As a homeopath I loved spending my days holding space for…

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Wensleydale sheep locks in three stages of processing - washed, fluffed and being spun. White sheep's locks.

Allowing space for …

What are you allowing space for? I was inspired recently by Patty Lennon and her new book Make Space for Magic: Learn to receive Love, Abundance, and Support from the Universe. I learned from Patty that I need to allow myself to rest more. That my tendency to work, work, work, just one more thing…

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View of an ocean beach with a journal with writing in it in the foreground

Wonderment & curiosity, bringing it forward

When my eldest son Keegan was two we lived in a double wide trailer in Yellowknife, NWT. One of my happiest memories from that time was our winter morning ritual. Every morning at the same time, a group of ptarmigan would visit the willow branches just outside our kitchen window. Keegan and I would sit…

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