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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…New Years and New Purpose (a Reflection)

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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 All That Exists is This Moment

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Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul

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, and a ridiculously charming residence with an open kitchen, peaceful rooms, and a huge front…… Continue reading Adventures at Small Pond: A Writing Retreat for the Soul

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Photo Journey Part 6

This is the last segment of my 30 Days of Creativity challenge! Day 26: Find Something That is Always Growing Day 27: Document a Favourite Building Day 28: Explore History Day 29: Capture the Light Day 30: Let a Picture Tell a Story 26. [growing pains]: I’ve been doing so much self-discovery these days -…… Continue reading Photo Journey Part 6

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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 printed tights! grammar nerd love! (i'm not a fan of american apparel, but there are… Continue reading Love is…self-expansion & bright colours

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Love is…a pen, journal, and lots of caffeine

So, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve been here. I had taken a hiatus that was both intentional and unintentional. An intentional move,in order to give myself some space from the pressure of always having something to say, and unintentional, due to some pretty tough physical and emotional experiences I’ve struggled through these past few…… Continue reading Love is…a pen, journal, and lots of caffeine

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Cut n’ Paste Inspiration (Words I Need to Tell Myself)

Day 25: So I got crafty with scissors, glue and scrapbook paper today. It’s my favourite type of crafting by far! I used up some more old photo frames and make some simple pictures to put inside. Please note: the two frames are so ugly. I bought them for 25 cents each, thinking they were…… Continue reading Cut n’ Paste Inspiration (Words I Need to Tell Myself)