Love is…lazy afternoons & whole-body-smiling (The Cozy Edition)
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Love is…lazy afternoons & whole-body-smiling (The Cozy Edition)

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” -Robert Frost lemon meringue pie movie marathons with good friends & red wine living room dance parties (dancing my face off with people I love to Girl Talk and 90’s pop songs) electric blankets and heating pads blankets … Continue reading

Love is…New Years and New Purpose (a Reflection)
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Love is…New Years and New Purpose (a Reflection)

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one” -Brad Paisley 2012 was a year full of contradictions and extremes. It was a year full of struggle, loss, and change. It was a year that started off with health problems and a bout of depression and ended in a … Continue reading

Love is…happy bellies, knitted bliss, dorky photos, and poetry hidden in the clouds
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Love is…happy bellies, knitted bliss, dorky photos, and poetry hidden in the clouds

It’s been oh-so long since I’ve done one of these Love Lists. Here are some things that have made my heart expand lately… knitting up a storm! (soft, thick yarns in delicious blends of colour) creative baking adventures (if you wanna make a happy belly, check out recipes for Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Swirl … Continue reading

Memories and Mixtapes: Summer Love & The Art of Bedroom Dancing
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Memories and Mixtapes: Summer Love & The Art of Bedroom Dancing

Sam Beam’s voice makes my heart swell. It had been quite awhile since I’d listened to Iron & Wine, and as the soothing soulful melodies poured out the speakers, I found myself dancing and swaying in the kitchen. These movements progressed to the entire house – running up the stairs to dance on the top … Continue reading

All That Exists is This Moment
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All That Exists is This Moment

“To stay with that shakiness – to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness – that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic – this is the spiritual path. Getting the … Continue reading

33 Ways to Have a Vibrant Day
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33 Ways to Have a Vibrant Day

Walk or drive down a tree lined street with the leaves ablaze with autumn magic Eat really ripe fruit and let the juices run down your arm Listen to the chirps and steady piercing hums of the crickets and cicadas in the evening Watch a no-words-are-adequate-to-fully-describe sunset on the lake Have a creative retreat with … Continue reading

Blogger Award Love
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Blogger Award Love

Over the last little while, I’ve received a few wonderful Reader Awards from some super lovely fellow women bloggers. A huge thanks to Jazz for the Reader’s Appreciation Award. She has a lot of beautiful photos and content over at Milkshakesinspring. Another big thanks to Denise at PoetryCurator! Much appreciation for the Sunshine Award. She is … Continue reading

An Open (Love) Letter to Those Who Are Struggling
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An Open (Love) Letter to Those Who Are Struggling

This is a love letter of sorts. For those who are struggling, stuck, confused, scared shitless. For those who are lost, who are unsure of what to do with their lives, or where to go from here. For those who don’t fit in, who don’t feel like they belong, who feel ‘different’ and out-of-place. For … Continue reading

Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care
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Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care

“Storms make the oak grow deeper roots” – George Herbert (1593-1633) These past couple weeks, I’ve had a string of days where I have been completely immobilized with all-over body pain and heavy fatigue, my body forcing me down against my will. I’m still learning to listen to it, to let go, to honour its … Continue reading