I would like to invite you to An Evening with the Lunagals: two of my favourite female changemakers who are visiting from Vancouver on Thursday, February 18. Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens - the Lunagals - have been using business tools to create their social change goals since long before ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ was a buzzword. … Continue reading An evening of inspiration with the Lunagals
This morning I went to Creative Mornings - which you probably know is consistently one of my favourite events in Toronto. The speaker, Shannon Lee Simmons of New School of Finance wondered: What does it mean to be a boss? So she did a bit of research in preparation for her talk. Of course any serious … Continue reading Dear Self: Having an Oh Sh*t moment? Read this first.
I told you I was done playing it safe and small. I told you I was ready to create something. Well here it is: after months of visioning, researching, and dreaming, it's time to let you in on my next BIG thing. After hearing myself go on and on about 'holding space' and 'creating safe space,' … Continue reading ARE YOU PART OF A THRIVING SHECOSYSTEM?
I drove down to the studio through the drizzle. It was the first really cold, creeping fall drizzle; the kind that gives me double chills. First from cold, second from fear of the long winter ahead. My phone had been buzzing all day as one woman after another cancelled her attendance for that evening’s Dance Our … Continue reading A Wakeup Call from Aphrodite
We were walking along a trail in Rouge Park in early May. The park was buzzing with spring’s eagerness to emerge - ferns unfurling their fibonacci curves, trilliums driving home some Ontario pride, little green fingers stretching up through the soil. I spotted a tree growing sideways up the edge of a ravine, and I couldn’t … Continue reading How can I trust in the unknown?
I learned a new word today: KOMOREBI - an untranslatable Japanese term that refers to the quality of light when the sunshine is filtered through a canopy of leaves. Last Tuesday I floated in this dappled light for a few hours, dreaming about Wildness Weekend. I immersed myself in this daydream to give colour and texture to my retreat planning process.
Inspiration is easy to come by in the summer, and these hay bales are stacked in my soul. As August bathes you in its warm rays, make sure to get out there. Wake up early. Stay out late. Feed hungrily on whatever inspires you. Take it all in and store it somewhere you can access it on a cloudy day - in a journal, in your instagram feed, in a friend's memory, or canned in your pantry. Make the most...to the max.
Creativity is not a gift that is only given to a special few. It is an innate human trait that we can all cultivate. Some have to work harder than others, but that says less about your innate capacity for creativity than it does about your fears, self-judgments and the mental habits that keep you safe. If you’re having trouble recognizing your own creativity, here are a few ideas and questions to get you thinking.
Last week I completed my training to facilitate Dance Our Way Home - an award winning holistic dance practise created by the magnificent Erica Ross. As part of the certification process, I'll be offering a series of PWYC sessions this sumer beginning with this first session on July 9 at Temple 23 in Liberty Village. … Continue reading Wildness: A Dance Our Way Home journey
This poem was written in response to a Soul Card that I drew from the deck on my Dance Our Way Home facilitator training - the task was to explore one of the DOWH principles (created by the magnificent Erica Ross). The principle I was assigned was: EMBRACING THE DIVINE FEMININE WITHIN CREATES BALANCE AND … Continue reading Poem: Embracing the Divine Feminine Within Creates Balance and Deeper Knowing