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Truth Be Told: Writing Your Authentic Voice

Truth Be Told: Writing Your Authentic Voice

What does it mean to be authentic in our writing?  How does fear deter us from telling the truth? Why do we censor ourselves? During this four-hour writing retreat, we will explore embodied writing, go to places that scare us, and examine what we are not letting...

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A Path of Awareness through Words

A Path of Awareness through Words

Loving Inquiry is a practice that invites us on a journey of creative exploration and spiritual contemplation. As we reflect on our thoughts, feelings, memories, dreams, desires, challenges and creative visions, in words, we learn about who we are and what matters to...

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Becoming a Compassionate Witness

Becoming a Compassionate Witness

A few years ago my husband and I travelled from our home on Salt Spring Island to South East Asia, for our first visit to this intriguing place. After a few days in Bangkok, acclimatizing to our new environment, we flew to the UNESCO heritage city of Hoi An, in South...

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All That She Said

All That She Said

This year was the 4th annual women's art show at Artspring. There were several returning artists and a few inspiring new ones. This year we exhibited paintings, poetry, collage, multi-media installation and film. After showing photographs last year, I showed some new...

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Woman as Creator

Woman as Creator

As a collage artist, I often use fashion magazines, amongst others, as media for expression, elaboration, and embrace. Yes, I love fashion. I cherish how colours and patterns in my wardrobe allow me to transform my mood or celebrate features of the world I love; how...

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A Writing Mentor Muses

A Writing Mentor Muses

I love supporting students to explore their writing and develop their authentic expression. As a mentor, my gift is in paying attention. Being present to my students' stories, to their thoughts, feelings and how they interpret the world, helps me to understand more...

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Beauty in the Pieces

Beauty in the Pieces

A wondrous dream realized.    This joy of being.    Playful, mysterious and miraculous. A process of gestating, midwifing and birthing creativity in community. This exhibit allows women artists to devote ourselves to our creative gifts, while offering these precious...

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Home Words – Writing in Community

Home Words – Writing in Community

The performance of a new story or role can transform a person’s life, but only if the story is performed for the correct audience… a person arrives at a sense of authenticity in life through the performance of his or her stories to an appreciative audience, with a...

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