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Writing In Community: What Does This Look Like?

Writing In Community: What Does This Look Like?

Many of us are used to writing alone. We might writing our blog posts alone at our desk at home, or we might take a walk with our nature journal and sit on a log while writing down some thoughts, or we might visit the […]

Yoga + Writing = Yoga-Writing

Yoga + Writing = Yoga-Writing

Stretch the body, stretch the brain, stretch your words onto the page. These practices are more connected than you might have realized. Yoga opens your body, your mind, your breath. You writing voice comes out of your body, your mind, your breath. Your words come […]

Writing From The Compost Of Our Lives

Writing From The Compost Of Our Lives

Sifting through the rich compost soil is something gardeners know well: letting it pour and slide through our fingers, feeling its warmth, its richness, its readiness to be used for planting, its smell of worthiness. Writing is a lot like this. We all have things […]

The Magic of Creating

The Magic of Creating

A beautiful day for sitting outside with this inspirational book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. The sun and birds singing and breeze and fresh air offers a sense of freedom and open space that gives me a good mental space for writing. I am reading […]

Jill Grunenwald’s Running With a Police Escort

Jill Grunenwald’s Running With a Police Escort

When I first picked up this book at Indigo Chapters, and started browsing through the pages, I found myself laughing out loud at the recognition of myself in this narrator. Written as a memoir, this never-giving-up runner finds herself always at the back of the […]

Every Mama Needs A Clubhouse

Every Mama Needs A Clubhouse

Hey Mamas, do you remember that secret clubhouse we all adored or wanted to belong to, when we were kids? That tree fort, or garage, or abandoned shack where we sat on logs, drank Kool-Aid or a bottle of coke with a handful of licorice, […]

From Lost to Found: Book Thoughts

From Lost to Found: Book Thoughts

I am in the midst of reading a wonderful book called One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches To The Margins by Rev. Emmy Kegler. A book that stops me in my tracks to take a deep breath and ponder for hours. A book that […]

What Makes a Dwelling Place Home?

What Makes a Dwelling Place Home?

Can a parking lot become a dwelling place? Can a draped sheet become a home? This past summer, as the building next door became vacant and up for lease, a few homeless folks began camping out in varying forms of tents and dwelling places in […]

What Planting a Blue Spruce Taught Me About Life

What Planting a Blue Spruce Taught Me About Life

I call her baby blue, or Blue for short. She is adorable, growing fast, silver-blue, five feet tall. She has quickly taken on the steady and faithful role of watching over our house and neighbourhood street. Behind her people are camping out under a makeshift […]