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

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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…

The Dance of Nothing

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In week two of my e-retreat we discussed discovering our Divinity and practicing presence. I mostly focused on stillness meditation via the breath, but also another practice which has been instrumental in connecting my mind to my body to my soul: dance. I call it a Divine Dance Party For One and I have been practicing it for a while. It’s dancing like no-one is watching (because they’re not) to your favorite, most uplifting music and letting it all go. … Keep reading…

Burn it Down to Light it Up: A Ritual of Rebirth

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Ever want to tear down something you created and start something entirely new? A blog you wrote, a house you built, a painting you did, a photo you took, a child you birthed… kidding. My creative fire is burning, burning, but I feel stuck. I feel trapped in my own creation, cornered by judgement and expectation (of my own making). I’ve thought about starting another blog. But why would I need to do that? I already have one. When I … Keep reading…

2015: The Year of Expansion

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My friend Laurie just published a beautiful post in which she named her word for the year. Rather than make a resolution or several, she selects a word to set the tone for the year. Hers for 2015 is ‘savor’. I think that is a wonderful word. It got me thinking about what mine is and I have decided that 2015 will be the year of ‘expansion.’ I feel the energy of that word coursing through me right now as … Keep reading…

The Power of No

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This will be title of my second book, if I ever finish the first one. I’ll get to cash in on Eckhart Tolle’s Amazon searches and make a mint! But seriously, with ‘the silly season’ upon us I have been thinking a lot about the power of that little word, ‘no’. Anyone else have trouble with this word? I sure have. It has plagued me with its miniscule elusiveness and my inability to utter it when I want to. No. … Keep reading…

Merry Christmas! Here’s a gift!

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Wishing you all a very merry Christmas from Vancouver, Washington (just outside Portland, Oregon) where we are house sitting for the holidays! We arrived to a beautifully decorated home, complete with a real Christmas tree (I know this is common in the US, but less so in Australia). It is decorated beautifully with twinkling lights which is such a treat for two minimalist vagabonds like us! The owners of the home were so friendly and welcoming to us and even … Keep reading…