Why you need to do The Thing you need to do

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You know The Thing. The Thing you day dream about, fantasize about and secretly wish for. The Thing you are afraid to say out loud. You need to do it. Now listen up: We’re All Scared. We are all afraid of putting ourselves out there, of starting something new, of expressing ourselves truthfully. We are all afraid of judgement and rejection and ridicule. And selfishly, that is why I need you to do The Thing you need to do, like, … Keep reading…

Reclaiming Spaces

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Before we left on this journey three years ago, my life felt fragmented. Like pieces of different jig-saw puzzles which didn’t fit together. I remember hearing a line in a film which basically summed up how I felt all my life, “Life has a gap in it. It just does. You don’t go crazy trying to fill it like some lunatic.” My life had been full of gaps. Covering over old, unhealed traumas created gaps, resisting my inner voice created … Keep reading…

My not-quite-a-book club

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I’m starting a not-quite-a-book-club thanks to a suggestion from my friend Emily! This means we read what we want, when we want and talk about ’em! Are you in? I’ll go first… I have to confess to being a complete book whore. At the moment I have about five books on the go and feel out of control with my addiction to Amazon samples (They’re free! It’s try before you buy!). But I want to highlight a few titles which … Keep reading…

I’m Bringin’ Sacred Back

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When I was a little Catholic school girl, I purchased ‘holy cards’ featuring beloved saints from the church gift store and arranged them on a shelf in my bedroom next to my rosary beads, crucifixes and a mini-bible. That bible was so damn cute. I never did get around to reading it, though. I just couldn’t get past the Old Testament. I also remember buying a receptacle in which to house holy water. I took it to the priest to … Keep reading…

House Sitting at 9,000 ft

Colorado housesitting

We are almost one month into our three month house sitting stint in Twin Lakes, Colorado; a mighty 9,000 ft above sea level. We were expecting a very rustic home, but on arrival it was clear that the owners undersold it. We spent a week with them before they left so they could teach us the lay of the land. Tyrhone was put to work, chopping wood for the stove heater. I began working on winning the affection of the … Keep reading…