A New Year’s Invocation

January 5th, 2016 | no comments

  Let me not seek A new me In this new year   Breathe into me An unconquerable courage To call back The lost or dead-end parts of myself That went into hiding Long ago   Let me alchemize my ashes Into bold new flames   Give me the strength To love all the lost-boys And feral-girls Within my psyche…

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Let it Grow. Let it Go.

December 14th, 2015 | no comments

A story of hair, heavy goals and healing.   I started the year with huge expectations. Of myself, mainly. And of life. Some dreams came true. Others died prematurely or simply faded away. Now that 2015 is drawing to a close, I’m resisting temptation to bypass the present, into the ‘newness’ of a new year. Because as tempting as it feels to…

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What Makes a Great Story, Anyway?

October 10th, 2015 | 3 comments

Why do we judge some stories as “great” and others as “nothing special”?   Is it mass appeal? Dramatic tension? Complexity? Simplicity? Meaning? Movement?   Three stories touched me this week. And this got me thinking…what makes a story “great” anyway?   What are the commonalities? Are they merely entertaining or told well or simply to my taste? Or is…

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Symbols are Shortcuts to Stories

October 2nd, 2015 | 1 comment

One way to honour a story or experience is to create something visual.  To embed the experience of my trip to Colorado, my training with Dr Estes in Original Voice, I have created an altar.  Each object carries it’s own story + reminder.  1. This Precious Earth book; a reminder to write with my values in mind.  2. Bear figurine;…

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