• Writing Your Life

    At workshops and retreats, in emails and phone calls, and over cups of tea, many women have told me they are interested in writing the story of their life. But they also admit they’re terrified. And

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  • Elizabeth Gilbert’s Surprising Advice

    Author Elizabeth Gilbert came to town this weekend, delivering her “Big Magic” creativity workshop to a huge Halifax crowd. While I expected her to talk about writing, and about being creative, I was surprised by

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  • Being The Gardener

    “Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze

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  • Steal Like An Artist

    “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” —Jean-Luc Godard Author Austin Kleon expresses strong opinions and uses vivid language in his book Steal Like An Artist. He argues

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  • The Grace in Receiving

      Recently, a friend and I had a great idea. Both of us had projects, close to our hearts, that had been on the back burner for a while. We were feeling stymied in our

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  • Morning Goodness

    You might be able to tell from some of my blog content that I am a morning person. It hasn’t always been this way. As teenagers, my sister and I would sleep in until 11

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