Bridging the Worlds of Fiction Writing and Dream Building: An Author’s Life Lessons

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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 “Bridging the Worlds of Fiction Writing and Dream Building: An Author’s Life Lessons”

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”

A Person of Increase

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The term “person of increase” comes from Wallace Wattles who, at the turn of the 20th century, looked upon abundance and affluence from both a scientific and spiritual perspective. Wattles urges each of us to know and remember, “You are a creative center, from which increase is given off to all.” He advises to hold … Continue reading “A Person of Increase”

Creating Space for New Arrivals

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It’s February here in the Northern Hemisphere, and as the mid-winter days grow longer, we are beginning to hear the harbingers of spring… Birdsong. Reports of groundhogs seeing their shadows – or not. If you visit or live in the countryside, you may even hear the bleating of newborn lambs. On the ancient Pagan calendar, … Continue reading “Creating Space for New Arrivals”

Carolyn Flower on Gratitude’s Power

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As I was preparing to post this week’s new Creative Calls Interview, I came across apt lines by Melodie Beattie: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life… [It] makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” This week my guest is Carolyn Flower, a woman who epitomizes what it … Continue reading “Carolyn Flower on Gratitude’s Power”

Decide for Your Dream

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  The single most important factor in determining a person’s creative success is confidence. I chose “Building Confidence, Freeing Creativity” as the tagline for my coaching business because experience has taught me we must act with conviction to bring dreams into reality. Confidence and dream-building require the right seeds and tending. You can’t scatter grass seeds … Continue reading “Decide for Your Dream”

Novelist Susan Doherty Hannaford: Bearing Witness, Bearing Light

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  I love stories of transformation. They show how our dreams keep us vital and remind us that creativity is truly ageless. My friend and teacher, Mary Morrissey, often quotes mystic Hildegard of Bingen in encouraging each of us to live on the “green growing edge” of our own becoming. This week’s guest on Creative … Continue reading “Novelist Susan Doherty Hannaford: Bearing Witness, Bearing Light”

Slay the Dragon, Champion the Child

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We all get stuck sometimes. Moments come when we catch ourselves pushing against the current, instead of flowing joyfully and expansively in our experience. For years I’ve kept poet Mary Oliver’s words on my wall and in my heart: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” … Continue reading “Slay the Dragon, Champion the Child”

Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 2

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Welcome back! Last week in Part 1 on creating a recorded Elevation Script for a Vision Walk, I left you with two questions to ponder: What would you Love? and What is your Why? The first question points to your passion, the second to your sense of purpose. Passions can change throughout the evolution of a complex human … Continue reading “Elevate and Celebrate Your Life on a Walk: Part 2”