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Does Creativity have a Season?

What is your most creative season? Mine is summer. I wrote both of my first two books in the summers of 2016 and 2017. Summer brings to mind sensations of warmth, less clothing, feeling unencumbered by extra layers. There is more time for beach walking, for planning fall teaching and speaking, and for impromptu gatherings…

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Inviting Play

Some days (well, maybe most days) I dislike the month of April in the Maritimes. There is more light and the birds are singing, but the weather – don’t get me started. Then there are days like today, when my cat and I can hang out on the deck in the sunshine, there is laundry…

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Wild Women

Patience, curiosity, encouragement, creativity and the ukulele

What learning to play the ukulele is teaching me about patience, curiosity, encouragement, community and creativity. I bought my husband a gift of a ukulele because he already has five guitars and I thought he might enjoy it. I attended the first jam with him, intending to just sing along (I love to sing) and…

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Planting an attitude that attracts growth and abundance

With all this talk of spring, and looking forward to green, and plants and warmer weather (at least in the Northern Hemisphere – my apologies to my contacts in the Southern Hemisphere), I’ve been thinking about what kind of attitude am I cultivating? What am I putting out there in terms of energy? How can…

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Heart, What Do I Need?

What questions do you ask yourself? Lately I’ve been thinking about what does my heart want? What brings me joy? How can I incorporate more of that into my business? When I started this business in 2016, I made decisions based on what made my heart sing. If I felt blocked in one area I…

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Hand-hooked rug with journal, pen and latte

Spaciousness

What comes to mind when you think of spaciousness? What would it feel like to have more of it in your life? Lately I’ve been working on creating a feeling of spaciousness in my life. I’ve been doing this with my physical environment (decluttering my work space, closet and tea basket), my virtual environment (by…

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Word Play – a Writing Prompt, Chakra Exercise and Meditation for you

Did you choose a word for 2019? Mine was Breathe. Just for fun, I did a little word play with my 2019 word. So this post is both a writing prompt, a chakra exercise and a meditation for you. I took the letters from Breathe and used each letter as a writing prompt to dig deeper…

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A place to bloom, open, grow & flourish.

Who am I now – crisis or opportunity in transition

This week’s blog post is for you if you are in transition. Perhaps you are retiring from a long career, leaving a job you loved, a job that defined you. Perhaps you have left a long term relationship due to separation, divorce or death of a spouse. My situation is this – a few years…

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

Breathe

I woke up this New Year’s day morning with a word on my mind. Breathe. A few days ago, my friend Mary Jane published a post in which she chose a word for 2019. It got me thinking. At first I was at a loss to decide on a word that I wanted to characterize…

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Handspun & hand dyed fibres in the soft pink of the Heart Chakra

Without conditions

What is unconditional love? And how do we get there? Unconditional: not subject to conditions: wholehearted, unqualified, unreserved, unlimited, unrestricted, unmitigating, unquestioning, complete, total, entire. While working on my latest mat called This Cord of Love That Binds Us during my artist in residence at the Centre for Craft, Nova Scotia. I found myself struggling…

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Reconnecting

Is there something you used to love to do, but never thought you could do again? Do you remember the way it made you feel? What if it were possible to re-capture just a tiny bit of that sensation, if you could reconnect with the feeling once again? How would your body feel and what…

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Wild Women

#she-inspires-me

I feel so lucky to be living in a time where everywhere I turn there are women living their lives and doing things that bring me joy and inspire me. These women are mentors and friends. They are women in the media, writers, women in business and women next door. Some of them are what…

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