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 … Continue reading

Ways of Seeing – How to Transform the Mundane into Wonder

Ahh, so the patience and gentleness and breathing and leaning-into-the-discomfort-of -feeling-blocked worked wonders. The pause. The space. The letting go. I woke up this morning groggy, but way more grounded. Behind my heavy eyes, the old excitement hid. I could … Continue reading

Love is Authenticity and Finding Your Voice

This summer I took a huge leap and became involved in the Connection Revolution‘s 3rd Annual World-Changing Writer’s Workshop. This course radiates authenticity and encourages you to write from your heart. It urges you to dig deep to uncover your … Continue reading

Love is….the 30 Days of Creativity Challenge

So, the kick-your-ass (in a really good way) inspiring 30 days of creativity project begins again today! Holy crap, I can’t believe it’s been a year already since I first made my attempt at it. To be honest, I initially … Continue reading

How to Be an Explorer of the World – Inspiration from Keri Smith

I discovered Keri Smith randomly by just searching for books on creativity on amazon a year or so ago. Her book “How to Be an Explorer of the World” showed up and I was instantly intrigued by her work. She … Continue reading

The Art of Breathing, among other stress relievers

I’m usually quite open to admit that i live with anxiety. It’s a state where my mind races with a vast number of different thoughts and worries, never resting. Sometimes this can be positive and energizing, producing new ideas and … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Intersections of Capitalism & Ableism

I think about ableism most days, but this is my first time officially participating. I haven’t used this blog in ages, but I figured this was a good enough reason to resurrect it – at least for today. It’s not … Continue reading

Love is…bus rides & Fever Ray albums on repeat

“Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.” -Adrienne Rich sunrises over farmer’s fields with Ohbijou pouring out the car’s speakers warm sun on my face in the middle of winter the artistic perspective of powerlines staring at … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Here’s to all the book lovers

Although I didn’t write this myself, I found myself in almost every line of it. Filipina writer Rosemarie Urquico wrote this essay in response to Charles Warnke’s essay, You Should Date an Illiterate Girl. The girl who reads has spun … Continue reading

Spark your Creativity: 10 (+1) Ideas on How to Find Inspiration Everywhere (including your piece of toast)

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed” -Ernest Hemingway Do you ever find yourself in a place where you are completely blocked? Maybe you’ve done the same things again and again … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading