13 November 2018

#she-inspires-me

Wild Women

I feel so lucky to be living in a time where everywhere I turn there are women living their lives and doing things that bring me joy and inspire me. These women are mentors and friends. They are women in the media, writers, women in business and women next door. Some of them are what […]

17 September 2018

We Don’t Always Get What We Want

I always wanted a different kind of Mom. One who would bake and cook and fill my freezer when I needed her to. Instead I got a Mom who worked hard to give us a home, who was creative and resourceful. I got a Mom who taught us about learning and being adventurous. She was […]

4 September 2018

Dancing in the Rain

The joy of Rosehips

When is the last time you had a moment of joy that gave you such pleasure that it still makes you smile when you think of it? Last month I was at Sauder Village Rug Week and was going from dinner at The Barn to a gallery talk and the heavens opened up. It had […]

9 August 2018

Authentically Wild

Joy Releasing Detail

This week I was inspired by a quote about what it means to be authentic from Brene Brown, a woman who seems to me to be the epitome of her real self. She said “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and […]

23 July 2018

Wild Woman Wonderings

Chakra Colour detail of body of Wild Woman in Willow Tree Pose, designed & hooked by Meryl Cook

What does it mean to be a Wild Woman? Perhaps you’ve seen the Wild Woman Sisterhood posts on Facebook. More often than not, I am drawn to click and share their posts about women and freedom and friendship. In the past couple of years I’ve designed and hooked a few of a series I call […]

11 July 2018

This space I have created

I was re-reading my journal today and came across this piece I wrote in response to a writing prompt “This space I have created”. It speaks to the life I have chosen to live after being given the gift of recovery from breast cancer. This space I have created … Allows me to breathe. It […]

29 June 2018

Tips for Grounding Yourself

Taking time to ground

How do you keep your feet on the ground when life is busy and exciting and your spirit is soaring? I was reminded recently of my need for grounding. I was sailing along, running along the Dartmouth waterfront with my friend Karen and tripped and fell in front of a team of gardeners! Mostly my […]

18 June 2018

Notes to self – with kindness

I’ve been struggling lately. Our family is experiencing a painful situation that has had me digging deeply to try to find my usual creative, positive methods for moving forward. It has left me feeling raw and vulnerable on a whole new level. My friend and I were talking about how I have been finding it […]

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