In the summer of 1976, by childhood’s magic train, I went from reading L.M. Montgomery’s Anne books to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. An old red copy at the cottage called me to pick it up, and when I opened it, the spell took hold…
A flicker sounds above me in a broken tree, an extraordinary bird well disguised among the ordinary. Flickers live in my urban neighbourhood, but only when I found one dead several years ago did I discover their subtle, breathtaking beauty. The little bird’s motionless presence in my yard compelled me: the fawn-and-white speckled breast; … Continue reading “Red Feather: On Creating, Healing, & Your Extraordinary Gifts”
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!
Do you love what you’re doing these days? That is certainly my wish for you. If your answer is yes, and you’re anything like me, then most likely along the way you’ve given time and attention to personal development. If your answer is no, take heart. Now is the only time there is, and it’s … Continue reading “Ways of Being Free Part 1: Do the Work”
Sandra Gulland certainly touched both the writer and the transformation coach in me. At the 2019 San Miguel Writers’ Conference, I attended a keynote address given by the American-born Canadian historical novelist. Gulland is the international best-selling author of the Josephine B. trilogy inspired by the life of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as other works … Continue reading “On Fiction, Dream Building and Meeting a Role Model”
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”
In December of 1938, a young woman returned home from the Plummer Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, gripping her children’s mittened hands. Inside the house, the girl and boy played, barely aware of their mother as she moved through the rented rooms—picking up toys, preparing supper, clearing a space at the table, and avoiding … Continue reading “The Stranger at the Door”
In the words of French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, you and I can think of ourselves as “spiritual beings on a human journey”. We navigate a world of duality. We know a thing by knowing its opposite. We know light by knowing dark. We know up by knowing down. This is the Law of … Continue reading “Confidence: Navigate Fear & Use this Technique to Help You Make Up Your Mind”
Poem by Robin Blackburn McBride What is this feather disguised as ordinary brown and fallen by the table meant for setting visions down I almost didn’t pick it up and turn it in my hand to see that trick of light the way things land iridescent with the change of angle Like … Continue reading “Cerulean”