Articles on Self care

2 December 2019

4 Strategies for cutting through the overwhelm

Grounding

Do you have tools you regularly use when life gets busy? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed and find yourself spinning your wheels instead of accomplishing what needs to get done. Here are 4 strategies I teach and that I find personally helpful at these times. Taking time to breathe. When I get too busy I […]

20 November 2019

Making room

Self Portrait Detail portraying an open heart

How do you make room in your life for new things to happen? Recently we invited our son and his wife to move in with us. They are saving to buy a home and were living in a mould-infested rental property. This adjustment has resulted in a huge making room event in our home. Having […]

1 October 2019

The One That Got Away

Spinning in the sunroom

How do you deal with disappointment? Just the other day I got the news – that I didn’t get selected for a program I had applied for. It was a program that made my heart sing when I heard about it. I knew it was a long shot, but found myself deeply disappointed not to […]

3 July 2019

Does Creativity have a Season?

Hand spun yarns & fabrics hand dyed

What is your most creative season? Mine is summer. I wrote both of my first two books in the summers of 2016 and 2017. Summer brings to mind sensations of warmth, less clothing, feeling unencumbered by extra layers. There is more time for beach walking, for planning fall teaching and speaking, and for impromptu gatherings […]

12 April 2019

Inviting Play

Some days (well, maybe most days) I dislike the month of April in the Maritimes. There is more light and the birds are singing, but the weather – don’t get me started. Then there are days like today, when my cat and I can hang out on the deck in the sunshine, there is laundry […]

20 March 2019

Planting an attitude that attracts growth and abundance

With all this talk of spring, and looking forward to green, and plants and warmer weather (at least in the Northern Hemisphere – my apologies to my contacts in the Southern Hemisphere), I’ve been thinking about what kind of attitude am I cultivating? What am I putting out there in terms of energy? How can […]

6 March 2019

Heart, What Do I Need?

Love Letter 3 detail

What questions do you ask yourself? Lately I’ve been thinking about what does my heart want? What brings me joy? How can I incorporate more of that into my business? When I started this business just over 2 years ago, I made decisions based on what makes my heart sing. If I felt blocked in […]

18 February 2019

Spaciousness

What comes to mind when you think of spaciousness? What would it feel like to have more of it in your life? Lately I’ve been working on creating a feeling of spaciousness in my life. I’ve been doing this with my physical environment (decluttering my work space, closet and tea basket), my virtual environment (by […]