A Garden of Ideas…

Song is Not a Luxury

By on March 11, 2011 / 3 Comments

    You must meet the outer world with your inner world or existence will crush you. Mark Nepo; the Exquisite Risk Lately, I have been contemplating the power of song as I prepare for the monthly sound circles, Mark’s words resonate so deeply with my own knowing — that  Song is not a luxury. …

Coming Home — Not What I Expected

By on March 09, 2011 / Comments Off on Coming Home — Not What I Expected

This is my first column in the local newspaper, the Vaughan Citizen, published last Sunday, March 5th. This is my original story; if you’re interested to see how a newspaper editing process works, click on the link above. I’ve lived in Maple for seventeen years, however, when I arrived I never planned to stay. In …

When Your Gifts are Dominantly Yin

By on March 07, 2011 / 4 Comments

  Recently a client asked me to help her become more conscious of her ‘real work’. M. is a very gentle person, a life-long spiritual seeker working in a what she apologetically calls a ‘regular’ job. For years, she watched many of her friends launch themselves into healing careers or artistic pursuits, and she struggled …

Swimming Ideas

By on March 04, 2011 / 3 Comments

Some of my best ideas come to me when I swim… Perhaps this is because the first fifteen years of my life were spent beside Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island where I dropped into sleep every night with the sound of gently lapping water just meters from my bedroom window. Water always draws me back …

Twenty Years Ago Today…

By on February 28, 2011 / 15 Comments

Twenty years ago today, the Gulf War came to a peaceful end after four days of fierce fighting. At this exact time, I gave birth to Talulah Raven, my strange, remarkable daughter. Had she lived, she would be a young woman now making her way in the world. While she chose to only visit me …

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