• A Unifying Event

    Nine days suddenly feels like a lifetime. Nine days ago, I sat in a room with 15 other women for an in-person workshop. We wrote with our elbows nearly touching, we laughed, some cried, we

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  • 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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  • Stepping outside my comfort zone

    A few months ago, my dear friend Anne Bérubé asked me if I would be her guest for a Facebook Live conversation. Anne is a writer and a speaker, and the author of Be Feel Think Do, published by

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  • The Eavestrough Gardener

    This summer, I noticed little plants growing up out of the eaves of my house. For those of you who are more diligent about home maintenance, this might sound quite horrifying. It was definitely surprising.

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  • Nature as a Mirror

    My daughter and I are lucky. We get to spend part of every summer on Cortes Island, British Columbia. My sister and her family live on a gorgeous piece of land with gardens and chickens

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  • The Flip Side of Fear

    (continued from “Facing A Fear“) Theatre was always one of those things I was entirely drawn to, but never thought I could do. If you read the last post, you’ll understand why. The small problem

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  • Facing a Fear

    Way back in the year 2001, I had my astrology chart read. It was altogether fascinating, but here’s the part that really struck me. Let’s set the scene with a little dialogue. Astrologer: (Smiling and

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