If there is nothing else to create then, perhaps, you will create yourself. – Carl Jung
Dimming your light to make another’s appear brighter darkens the whole world. – anonymous
The work of art I do not make, no one will ever see. – Simone Weil
Make today less about pleasing others and more about pleasing yourself.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
What would you do if you were not afraid?
Don’t let go of your courage the minute things start to become difficult. – Elizabeth Gilbert
The eyes of my eyes are opened. – ee cummings
There are two ways of spreading the light—to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton
Halloween stirs up all kinds of things, a smoky mix of anticipation and fear, life and death, blood and chocolate. Since my daughter was very young, we have spooked it up with pumpkin carving and mummy dogs, gelatin brains and black candy apples. We dress up, the...
Autumn is a great time to get behind the wheel and just drive. I don’t know where you live, but here, roads are generally straight lines, the occasional hill, and lots of yellows and browns against the most gorgeous clear blue sky. Prairie skies. If you haven’t seen...
My mother grew up on a farm near Borden, Saskatchewan. Born the April before the stock market crash of 1929, she was steeped in uncertainty and lack. The farm she lived on until she was a teenager had been in the family since 1906, when her grandfather and his brother...
It happened almost 20 years ago at the gas station. I filled up my car (back then a sporty little tourmaline coloured Sunfire) and went to the kiosk to pay. The boy-man attendant hands me my change, looks up and says, “thanks Ma’am, have a great day.” Wham, Bam! You...
Sometimes good people get fired. Or laid off. Or lose their jobs. It’s happened to me and to people I love, including one of the most talented writers I know. Twice. The city I live in is prone to economic highs and lows, and when those lows hit (like now) the axe...
Who do we become when we explore what it is to be more fully ourselves?
I started asking that question a few years ago, at the end of one career and the beginning of something else …read more