33 Ways to Have a Vibrant Day

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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

Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul

drawing the sky

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Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of doing a short writing residency at this amazing 87 acre farm just outside Picton, Ontario. Small Pond Arts is a wild, sprawling space that includes an arts retreat centre, an art studio, … Continue reading

Jeanette Winterson & Newfoundland Adventures Part Two: Explorations of Land, Writing, and Self


Journal Prompts (inspired by Jeanette Winterson) How do you “live in the space between chaos and shape”? How do you interpret that? (One of my favourite paragraphs from my favourite book) Where do you explore? How do you explore your … Continue reading

Love is…self-expansion & bright colours


community gardens and new blooms spending a day off doing a circuit of the downtown coffee shops, consuming lots of caffeine, writing, reading & networking.  graffiti in the washroom: “for a good time, try knitting” girl on the street with punctuation … Continue reading

banjos & beer, forests & friends

little frog friend at warsaw conservation area, august 2011

A new direction…. Once you get out of the habit of updating regularly, it becomes really easy to completely lose momentum and motivation. Schedules become busy, focus is elsewhere, time is used up on other things and space is limited. … Continue reading

Honey Orange Spice Lip Balm

30 days of creativity

Day 18: Today I made some lip balm. It’s fun and simple to make, trust me. So much, that you won’t want to buy it from a store again! I’ve made lip balm before, but thought I’d spice it up … Continue reading

Food For Your Belly, Food For Your Skin

30 days of creativity

Yesterday was such a beautiful day (until I got too much sun + not nearly enough water = got really dizzy and sick). I made two trips to the market. The first time I randomly met up with a few … Continue reading

Livingroom picnics & Fresh Rhubarb Sauce


Okay Day 9! What an awesome day it’s been. I treated myself to a massage this morning (achiness to the extreme), had an epsom salt bath, then took a nap. A very lovely friend came over, bringing a picnic with her! … Continue reading