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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
You are Here. Remember.

You are Here. Remember.

A gate, I step up to, try to move the eye out of the hook and it doesn’t budge. I pause, and try again. Same thing happens. I grow impatient, wonder if I am even meant to go through this gate right now, but the composte bucket is full and needs to be emptied. If I...
A Hot Flash of Insight

A Hot Flash of Insight

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...
We need each other to Flourish

We need each other to Flourish

This week’s post is a favourite passage from Nancy Houston’s exquisite novel An Adoration, in which the character Fiona says: Mama claims that people can’t exist in and of themselves, they’re a patchwork of everything they’ve seen and done, their heads are teeming...
Finding Our Way to Work

Finding Our Way to Work

A few weeks ago I had a dream. In it a young girl was showing me a series of books I had written, all of which were about healing by reframing my experience through art. I was amazed and delighted when I awoke and remembered it. Another message from my unconscious...