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Self care

Note to self

I’m taking my own advice and practicing self care this morning. Self care is easy to ‘fit in’ when life is not busy. It’s more challenging when I’m busier, or more tired. I know in order to be my best self I need to practise extra self care when I feel this way. When I…

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Renegade Conversation with Nancy Regan

Nancy Regan is a professional communicator whose dynamic career includes TV and Podcast hosting, MCing, and Presentation Coaching. She recently released her first book From Showing Off to Showing Up, an open and vulnerable account of her experience with Impostor Syndrome and perfectionism, and her journey to a life of authenticity. Join host Meryl Cook…

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I am not lost

I am not lost. I’m exactly where I need to be, where I’m supposed to be right now. Sometimes when we are in transition (just left a job, a relationship, moved homes, are recovering from illness) we can feel a bit lost. Not sure about our future direction(s). It can be hard to remember that…

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The beach is a place I feel I can fully breathe.

No more eggshells for me!

Due to a situation with a neighbour that is outside my control, recently I have found myself ‘walking on eggshells’. Perhaps you know the feeling. It is staying small and quiet so as not to be noticed by someone who is unpredictable. It is waiting for the shoe to drop, or staying tense and guarded…

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Hand hooked mat, like a heart with centre swirling, in blues, rusts, peach, greens.

What is receptive, feminine energy?

What is receptive, feminine energy and how do I cultivate it? My natural modus operandi is to step up, reach out for opportunities, and work hard to make things happen. Does this resonate with you? Recently I’ve been more tired than usual. I’m finding it more difficult to pivot when negative thoughts or emotions intrude….

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Collective Heartbreak – coping strategies

This collective heartbreak is real. Even if we are not directly affected, if our community is dealing with a wildfire, the residual effects of a pandemic and a mass shooting, or all three, we are all feeling stress, uncertainty and a sense of helplessness. It can be difficult to concentrate, we can have trouble sleeping….

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The spaces in between are fuel

Allowing space for creativity, for rest, for quiet moments is more than just self care. It is an essential ingredient for thriving. For bringing your best self to your life. For being able to show up with your whole heart in everything you do. A colleague recently sent me this poem by Judy Sorum Brown,…

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Tulips in a bouquet

A not so gentle reminder

I didn’t realize I needed a reminder. A reminder that I’m not invincible. Sometimes we do all the right things and still shit happens. Recently I got a not so gentle (but minor on the overall scale of things) reminder that my health is not to be taken for granted. I must admit I was…

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I can’t not listen anymore

As I learn to listen to my body and soul, I’m no longer willing to push through the fatigue to ‘get things done’. When I try to do this I feel a sense of pressure and notice it is harder to connect with moments of joy and ease. I used to pride myself on my…

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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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Wild Woman Wonderings

What does it mean to be a Wild Woman? Perhaps you’ve seen the Wild Woman Sisterhood posts on Facebook. More often than not, I am drawn to click and share their posts about women and freedom and friendship. Here are some thoughts I have about what it means to be a Wild Woman, and why…

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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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