3 Life Lessons from My Dad

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3 Life Lessons from My Dad

Recently, my father made his transition from this world ꟷ in the first month of a new year, and decade. His passing was not unexpected. One of the silver linings of a long-term illness is being reminded that we’re not here forever, and that it’s vital to cherish and grow with our loved ones while … Continue reading “3 Life Lessons from My Dad”

Thriving in a Dark Season: Nurturing Your Body, Mind & Spirit in Winter

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Nurturing Your Body, Mind & Spirit in Winter

You always have control over your perception, and often it’s best to think differently from the crowd.
What if, instead of viewing the season of cold and darkness as a time for slowing down, giving in to lethargy, and stiffening, you were to embrace it as a time for cultivating full-spectrum wellness?
Change the way you frame things, and you really can change your life for the better. To thriving in the radiance of your own vitality!

Ways of Being Free Part 3: Relax and Create

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Here is a definition of freedom: You are living authentically, on track, and aligned with your true sense of purpose. You consciously connect and contribute in ways that give you life. As you relax and create, tapping into your inner guidance, you help to make this world a better place. Inspiration, passion, and creative flow … Continue reading “Ways of Being Free Part 3: Relax and Create”

Dream Your Dream, Sing Your Song

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Inside each one of us is an inner child who knows well why we are here and what we are about. The dreams we have in sleep are portals to that child, part of an ever-active inner guidance system that points us to our highest good. In this blog I share with you a recent … Continue reading “Dream Your Dream, Sing Your Song”

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. Why … 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”