The artist formerly known as Prince.

The artist formerly known as Prince.

The passing of the artist formerly known as Prince hit me straight to my heart. Why? I attached to his magnificent expression of his Truth – that spoke so loudly our collective Truths: We are most powerful in our Authenticity. We have the farthest reach when we express our Truth. We are drawn the most strongly to the realness in each other. His passionate music and stirring songwriting kept me company during challenging childhood times ...
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Still I rise - Attachments

Still I rise – Attachments

What are some people or some things that you are attached to? Family, friends, social media ☺, money, and the list goes on. This is not a diatribe about attachments and how we must be rid of them. We are like helium gas balloons; we have the capacity to rise to inexplicable heights. The ropes (attachments) are wonderful and even necessary at different points at our life journey. The sandbags (life lessons) can even help ...
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The world is your mirror.

The world is your mirror.

Have you ever looked at someone you’ve known for a long time and realised you haven’t “seen” this person in a long time? You may interact regularly with this person, but something has happened to make you look at her/him in a different way. Is there something different about them? Or is the difference in you? Sometimes the change is great and you really like it or even love it! Other times the change can ...
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Shhh... It's okay.

Shhh… It’s okay.

What do you feel when you see or hear these words? For some, these words bring very real soothing comfort. Would you believe that for some people these words could be very triggering; and bring about very real fear? I believe it, because I happen to be one of the latter. Why and how could such apparently benign words bring about fear? Well, as a survivor of historical childhood sexual trauma, I recall these words ...
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Secret garden.

Secret garden.

Do you have a safe space to just BE and feel SAFE? For me, my safe place is my Secret Garden. My Secret Garden is not just inside of my head. It has manifestations throughout my life. This past weekend I was reminded of one my SAFE SPACES to BE –with my partner and husband. When we shared in different ways, he reminded me how safe I feel with him to Love, Explore, Play, Be, ...
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Reap what you sow!

Reap what you sow!

“Reap What You Sow” - I LOVE gathering seeds – both for my gardens & my life! As a seed gatherer I treasure the experience of discovering and gathering seeds (experiences, people, and knowledge). We all can be considered seed gatherers in one way or another. I was reminded of my joy in seed gathering this week as spent time with a beautiful couple who, as farmers and business owners, understand well the vital art ...
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Necessity is the mother of invention.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

“Necessity is the mother of invention”. As a species, we have proven that time and again. It is mind-blowing what humanity has created under extreme stress and pressure. However, humanity has also created a lot out of sheer idleness and avoidance of effort. That begs the question: “Why do we so often wait until our breaking point before allowing our brilliance?” What is it that we wait for when we repress our power, hide our ...
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Micro-aggresions.

Micro-aggresions.

Micro-aggressions – Are these real …or am I too sensitive? Have you ever had days where your tolerance for inconsiderate actions, fake/insincere exchange, thoughtless comments, or offensive behaviour hits rock bottom? This post is about “micro-aggressions” (defined below); and how a few too many of these incidents (if left unresolved) can make one’s glass runneth over. WHAT ARE MICRO-AGGRESSIONS? Micro-aggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, ...
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Meaning of love.

Meaning of love.

“I LOVE YOU” How do you feel when you read these words or even hear these words? How do you feel if and when you say them? This post is not about hugging yourself and reciting affirmations (Hey! I’m not knocking that either ☺ This post is about the fact that when it comes to love, sometimes we just “don’t know”. I recently engaged in discussions about the meaning of the word “LOVE”. Interestingly, it ...
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Fifty Shades of Not Okay

Fifty Shades of Not Okay

What do you do to let off steam? I let off steam in so many ways, but my primary steam-letting technique for frustration is very challenging physical exertion (usually in a gym. That’s not the only way I do it; and that is not the only emotion I need to express and release. One thing I've learned is that holding emotions inside turns us into walking pressure cookers. If you have ever cooked food in ...
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