Articles on Self care

17 March 2020

These things I know

With so much of the conversation around the uncertain times we are living in, I wondered how could I contribute in a calm, powerful, meaningful way. How could I add my voice to the conversation that would add value and be of service? If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know […]

4 February 2020

Showing up

I’ve been thinking and journaling lately about showing up for myself and what that entails. Then I saw this quote from Brene Brown “Courage is showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” Showing up with my whole heart and enthusiasm to whatever is going on in my life – my work, my relationships, my home, […]

15 January 2020

Inviting light and ease – 5 tips

Some blogs and business coaches invite you to hit the ground running in January, to ramp up your proposals and sales calls. This has been my practice in the past. This year, I’ve decided to ease into 2020, to work at inviting some light and ease into these darker days. I’ve set ambitious quarterly and […]

16 December 2019

Tidings of Joy – without expectations

Full confession here – I struggle with the holidays. I was writing in my journal today, which is where I go when I have things I need to work out. These things can be business or personal, or both. My journal serves the whole me. I was writing – What if I could enjoy December […]

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 a proposal I had submitted was not accepted. It was a potential piece of work 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 […]