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If The Red Patent Shoes Fit…

If The Red Patent Shoes Fit…

  Feeling into this present. A sadness. I burned my left foot this week. Poured a kettle of boiling water into a glass that broke in two. Now it is healing, pain-free. Bandaged so I am having to be extra careful how I step, walk, do downward dog and child’s pose....

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Accepting the Grace of Being Nobody’s Mother

Accepting the Grace of Being Nobody’s Mother

  I’m sitting outside beneath a mid-May sun and writing these words. It’s the first day of this year that I’ve worn a dress with no sleeves. Everywhere around me there are birds singing, their glorious chits, squeaks, chirps, whistles reverberating through the...

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The Journey to Freedom Begins With These Words

The Journey to Freedom Begins With These Words

   I give births. I enjoy giving births. Helene Cixous Everything is alive now. Spring brings permission to begin, again.   A fresh perspective, as if we could be virgin, (re)newed.   This past weekend saw me fulfill a dream, long ago hatched. A dream...

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Change Is In The Air. Fortunately So Is Love.

Change Is In The Air. Fortunately So Is Love.

We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors… Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant?… Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves.  Diane Ackerman I look in the mirror and see dots, lines and marks...

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Cleaning Up The Mess With Mindfulness

Cleaning Up The Mess With Mindfulness

  A delicious sunny Sunday morning of breakfast and snuggling with my lover. Then the weekly rituals of cleaning: Accompanied by the ethereal electronic beats of British musician Imogen Heap, I scrubbed the tub, toilet bowl and sink, wiped down the ceiling and...

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An Extraordinarily Joyful Week Worth Sharing

An Extraordinarily Joyful Week Worth Sharing

  What takes place here is not ordinary or commonplace unless my preconceptions make it so. What takes place here is extraordinary.   Karen Meyer I was in Whistler last week with a dear friend, taking some deserved time out to rest, rejuvenate and play. With so...

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Grief, Impermanence and the Spring Rituals of Robins

Grief, Impermanence and the Spring Rituals of Robins

  After a seriously intense week of recording videos for my upcoming Opening to Joy retreat, sea-planing over to Vancouver to speak on a panel for UBC education students about ‘jobs outside academia’ and graduating my second class of heartrepreneurs, I chose to...

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