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!
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”
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”
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”
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”