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Welcoming our Quirky Creativity

Welcoming our Quirky Creativity

This morning I danced to a playlist I have been listening to for a few months, filled with lyrical instrumental tunes and pulsing African rhythms that put me in an especially spacious mood for movement play. Allowing my body its joy, I was filled with such glee, all I...

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Finding Peace on the Dance Floor

Finding Peace on the Dance Floor

Dancing alone in my studio this morning to the delicious melodies of my favourite music playlist, how good it felt to move. When I dance, I not only move my physical being, I move to the inner rhythms of emotions, sensations, pieces of information gathered in recent...

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Writing Myself Home

Writing Myself Home

I let my body relax and discover where imagination wants to travel today. It is warm outside, birds sing and I dream of a summer at home on the farm, with no where to go, no one to be and I can disappear into the creative process of my words. Letting go of all the...

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How Engaging in the Arts Contributes to our Well-Being

How Engaging in the Arts Contributes to our Well-Being

    When I teach Loving Inquiry, I consider myself a creative mentor. Not only am I inviting other writers to dive into the free fall of their imaginations, I am required to do my own imaginative free falling. Just as I encourage my students, I have to trust...

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Two Delicious Creative Collaborations

Two Delicious Creative Collaborations

Painting by Christie Oades It was a day full of delicious creative, collaborative meetings. The first with my writing sisters, with whom I am co-authoring a book called Women Writing Alone Together. We have been meeting like this for over 5 years, writing and reading...

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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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Reflecting on the Year with Love

Reflecting on the Year with Love

It's a special time of year: twinkling lights, harmonies of holiday music and the cultural delicacies we have waited for all year-long. A unique time to pause and be grateful for just this breath, this moment's presence, the gift of this life with its...

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