Creating Stuck

Posted February 8th, 2011

Have you ever had one of those days – or weeks or months – where you have a pile of work to do and yet you just stare off into space, stall and allow yourself to be distracted? Yeah, me too. More often than I care to admit, actually. My friend calls it “chasing after shiny pennies”. A colleague used to call it “alphabetizing her […]

Lessons from Clay

Posted January 25th, 2011

So I’ve started taking pottery classes. You know, the kind with a wheel. The experience is a bit like walking into a formal cocktail party wearing your bra and underwear on the outside of your clothes. Not that I’ve ever done that, but I’m just sayin‘… But nonetheless I remain committed to this self-imposed creative experiment and am starting to see the fruits of my […]

Hip Hip Hurray!

Posted December 22nd, 2010

I have hips. If I sound shocked it’s because I’d forgotten (again). But this morning after taking my first Zumba! class, I marvelled at how foreign the sensation was to move my hips as they were meant to move – from side to side. I’ve had this experience before, forgetting my hips. I remember taking belly dancing for the first time when I was 10 […]

Dirty Harry

Posted August 31st, 2010

August plays a mean game of chicken. With September barreling toward us like a runaway freight train, August holds its ground like Dirty Harry in a desert town. “This town’s not big enough for both of us”, August sneers, its eyes squinting at the hot sun as a tumbleweed rolls on by. And September screeches to a halt, idling at a distance and biding its […]

Seek Out A Little Solace

Posted August 13th, 2010

It’s a radical act to strike out on your own. On purpose. With intention. And yet, however terrifying that prospect might seem, I am firmly convinced it is elixir for the soul. Keeping good company with your own self is an exercise in unconditional love. Free from the distractions of prater and chatter, cell phones and wifi, friends and foes, the hum of our own […]

The Flip Side of Anger

Posted August 5th, 2010

I’m quite confident I’m going to kick the hornet’s nest on this one, but let’s get it out there and see what happens, shall we? I think anger gets a bad rap these days. It’s not surprising that this emotion is feared, denied, repressed and shushed. After all, “anger” has become almost synonymous with “violence” and it’s so pervasive these days, who in their right […]

July: The Lazy River

Posted July 29th, 2010

Like a bright red juicy strawberry, July is dripping with sweetness and a sense of indulgence. With the fruits and vegetables swollen and nearly dropping off the vine by themselves, we kick back and give in to the seductive “don’t lift a finger” mentality that is July. It’s the siesta of the year, when everyone finds a shady tree to lounge under and contemplate our […]