Finding Focus

Finding Focus

Do more things that make you forget to check your phone. As I sit here on my front deck with my laptop open ready to write and explore my thoughts about Focus I have my earphones on listening to a podcast by Esther Perel. I have tabs open that I keep jumping to, trying to skim-read…

Vitality

Vitality

“Do stuff.  Be clenched, curious…Pay attention… Attention is vitality.  It connects you with others.  It makes you eager.  Stay eager.” Susan Sontag I spend a lot of time in my stories of being rushed and tired. In order to manage this I have focused a lot on rest and sleep. And what I am noticing…

Wonder

Wonder

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow stronger” WB Yeats I choose to believe we are all wondrous, and surrounded by wonder.  But I often forget to notice the magic of the world around me.  I get drawn into the minutae of my life…. And then, suddenly, whilst…

Courage

Courage

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are” EE Cummings On a daily basis we are invited time and again to show up in the world as our authentic self, and time and again we don’t.  The risk feels too great.  Our fears arise to try and protect us from anticipated…

Inspiration

Inspiration

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” Mark Twain There are a lot of articles encouraging us to find and follow our passion.  It sounds lovely, but sometimes in the day to day of our lives, when we have obligations and responsibilities that leave us wanting…

Stillness

Stillness

I think 99 times and I find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me – Albert Einstein. “Can we be quiet enough to hear ourselves, through the noise, the endless noise of expectation?  Who are we when we slow down?  Who are we when we listen to ourselves rather than…

Nourish

Nourish

“She had a truly revolutionary idea: she would make more time for life’s truly important things.  First on the list: breathing” Amy Rubin Flett It has been a long, cold winter here in Eastern Canada.  March’s Spring Equinox with her gift of extra daylight, promises us that the grip of winter is loosening: The ice…

Money Stories

Money Stories

  Recently I have been making some decisions to invest in my business which, as I work alone, really means investing in myself. These decisions have created a lot of scattered thinking as I yo-yo between what I want and fear of spending money that doesn’t have an immediate and obvious outcome. Noticing the powerful…

I’m a Reluctant Runner

I’m a Reluctant Runner

I grew up thin… I think skinny was the term used most frequently when I was a child.  Like most women, and many men, I focussed on my perceived body-image when I was young and seemed to be frequently apologizing for my size.  Social judgement creates lots of assumptions and myths.  One assumption is that…

Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

I love my home. It is a little brick bungalow nestled among larger renovated homes, quite hidden amongst these big, grown up houses. What I love about my home is its littleness. Its ability to wrap snugly around me. Yes, it has too much furniture, and the kitchen is dated and minuscule, and the layout…

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