Writing down your ideas can bring freedom

Sometimes I feel like I have lots of ideas but I don't take action. Recently, I was talking to the owner of a wellness clinic about this problem and she suggested that I write down all of my ideas without necessarily committing to action.  She said I may just decide to take action one day and … Continue reading Writing down your ideas can bring freedom

How have you been creative this week?

In my first improv class my teacher sat ten of us down in a circle and asked what we had done creatively during the last week. The other class members, seemed to have lists of items to share; however, I was coming up blank.  The next week she asked again. Uh-oh. It was clear that I was going to be … Continue reading How have you been creative this week?

Is it possible to appreciate the beauty that is generated from our flaws?

I have to admit the orchid’s crawly, spidery, root systems creep me out. I turn my eyes away from the roots to their delicate blooms. Orchids seem to happily accept their flaws, knowing that they are the source of their beauty. Oh Nature. You're so smart. How have your flaws helped you grow? Ps – … Continue reading Is it possible to appreciate the beauty that is generated from our flaws?

How to cultivate happiness – what I learned from Gretchen Rubin

It took me a long time to pick up the The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin because I feared it would be the book that I would have liked to have written.  When I first I saw the robin’s egg blue book in the book store at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto in 2009,  I … Continue reading How to cultivate happiness – what I learned from Gretchen Rubin

Who are you writing for?

I couldn’t sleep last night. I had so many story ideas for this blog running around in my head. It reminded me that when I was a kid I would make stories up as I was falling asleep. Successful bloggers recommend that you find your passion. Could it be that I have found it? Losing … Continue reading Who are you writing for?