Healthy habits – a delicate balance

Healthy habits – a delicate balance

Reaching for well-being, we add habits into our routine: more sleep, more nutritious diet, exercise and so on. Then we expect results. The dominant culture pretends to be driven by reason and logic. If this, then that. Living organisms frustratingly and gloriously...

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Snuggle in

Snuggle in

You believe you are at the moment of launch will you go on into the unknown brave enough to try what's new or will you let them mold you back into what was? It is their fault after all that you have not moved into your greatness Despite fervent desires and grand...

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My hand on the mouse

My hand on the mouse

right now in my life in this moment watch the cursor blink hear the plumbing hear the dog snore hear hear here here my hand on the mouse fingers – at this moment – being able to curve around it for how much longer? Stretch wide. Make room for the fear. Make room for...

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Take your biggest smallest step toward well-being

Take your biggest smallest step toward well-being

I have one of those electric toothbrushes that gives you a signal after you have brushed for 2 minutes. These days, my PCA holds onto my elbow and hand while I brush. I can still steer the toothbrush, but she is there adding strength to my arm and grip. As with many...

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Crafting Well-Being

Crafting Well-Being

As I get ready for hosting a table at the Rosemount Writers Festival, I am conscious that I am – in some ways – packaging myself. Who am I as a writer, artist, and person with chronic illness and disability? These days, people talk about branding. I fear that is a...

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What promise will add healing to my life?

What promise will add healing to my life?

Living into my kind promises (and contemplating writing a new book), I discovered that several of my promises seem to say the same thing. There are shades of difference, but they are very similar. Consider this: I will surrender patiently. I will open to each moment....

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How can our lives become more compassionate and creative – even in the face of difficulty? How can we connect with the sacred? I explore these questions by practicing the kind promises, report my wrangling here and summarize my discoveries in a monthly newsletter.

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