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Unexpected beauty

Unexpected beauty

Unexpected beauty can arrive in many forms. All we need to do is to take the time to notice and feel the joy of it. Unexpected beauty can come in the form of the perfect shade of violet in a flower, or a snapdragon growing from a crack in the foundation of your home, or…

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Summer balance

How do you balance making the most of summer – the warmth, the fullness of this glorious weather, enjoying the soporific heat – with making sure you get stuff done? I’ve spent this summer working on leaning into joy. I’ve been enjoying getting to know my new dog Nita, walking her, spending time with her….

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Inner voice, speak to me

Tuning into my voice of wisdom is not always easy. For the past several years I have been learning to listen to my heart, my inner voice. I’m not an expert, but am happy to share what I have learned along the way. Creating quiet Inner listening is partly about creating the sort of quiet…

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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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Burano, Italy 2019

May You Live in Interesting Times

What story are you telling through the work you do? What inspires you and gives purpose and meaning to your life? My vacation to Croatia, Venice and Florence in May of 2019 had me thinking about these questions and more. Croatia had amazing natural beauty. It also had sharp contrasts, being a country that was…

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She raised me up

The older I get, the more I appreciate my Mom and the women in my life who have raised me up and kept me afloat. We thought we were going to lose our Mom in December. My brother and I travelled to meet my sister to say goodbye and make plans. Apparently Mom had other…

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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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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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Love Letter 3 detail

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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