On New Beginnings

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My thoughts, and a quoted passage that I love, for the start of a brand new year. Two keys for bringing your new vision into form:  WRITE DOWN YOUR DREAMS! Write your grand ideas and passions, your goals and your plans, and keep these love letters to your Future Self safely stored IN A JOURNAL. … Continue reading “On New Beginnings”

The Stranger at the Door

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In December of 1938, a young woman returned home from the Plummer Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, with her two young children in tow. At twilight, the girl and boy played, oblivious to their mother’s agitated state as she moved through their snug rooms picking up toys, preparing supper, clearing a space at the … Continue reading “The Stranger at the Door”

On The Shining Fragments Book Launch

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It is a myth that a novelist works entirely alone. While it is true that in visioning and authoring a book, certain hours must be solo, if anything, the process leads to greater human connection. As I wrote The Shining Fragments, again and again the journey of knowing the story’s central character, Joseph Conlon, and his … Continue reading “On The Shining Fragments Book Launch”

The Story Beyond the Book

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“Build your faith in yourself, in whatever you conceive to be your creative source, and in the complete and perfect unfolding of your life.” – Birdlight: Freeing Your Authentic Creativity I stand by this message, which is as much a note to self as to anyone else. As I completed this book a little over … Continue reading “The Story Beyond the Book”

Clarity: 3 Essential Shifts

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 The topic of clarity is near and dear to me, and it’s near and dear to the people who come into my coaching practice to work with me. Being clear and specific in our Vision is crucial to ANY of us working purposefully on ourselves and our lives in expansive and empowering ways. CLARITY … Continue reading “Clarity: 3 Essential Shifts”

Birdlight: International Best Seller

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  My heartfelt thanks to all who have supported the highly successful launch of Birdlight: Freeing Your Authentic Creativity! On Tuesday, the book reached #1 in three categories on Amazon.ca, and it hit the Best Seller List in the U.S., making it an International Best Seller within hours of its launch. By Wednesday morning, Birdlight … Continue reading “Birdlight: International Best Seller”

Birdlight Book Launch Today!

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It’s today! Weaving memoir, folklore, drama, and poetry with the power of brain science to shed light on the creative process, this warm and friendly guide is a must-read for budding artists, innovators, and decision makers at any age and from any walk of life. If you know in your heart that it’s time to … Continue reading “Birdlight Book Launch Today!”

Why Birdlight is for You

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I am delighted to share that tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31st, is the launch of Birdlight: Freeing Your Authentic Creativity. Here is a short video I made for you, the third in the Birdlight series. In this one I talk about why this book is such a great fit for you! Thanks to those who’ve sent … Continue reading “Why Birdlight is for You”

The 7 Birds of Transformation

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  What is this book is about? Why “Birdlight”? And why does it matter to you? In this second of three videos, I explain. Birdlight: Freeing Your Authentic Creativity launches on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016. Look for the third video installment and more launch day details soon. To Your Creative Vision and Fulfillment! Warmly,  

Save the Date: BIRDLIGHT Book Launch May 31st

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  I am pleased to officially announce the upcoming launch of my book, Birdlight: Freeing Your Authentic Creativity.     Weaving memoir, folklore, drama, and poetry with the power of brain science to shed light on the creative process, this warm and friendly guide is a must-read for budding artists, innovators, and decision makers at … Continue reading “Save the Date: BIRDLIGHT Book Launch May 31st”