Counting Blessings Instead of Sheep

“If you’re worried and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep, and you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings.” – Irving Berlin Last night I was having trouble falling asleep. It could have been because it was a highly busy day. Or maybe due to the fact that I had a second cup […]

Collaboration Makes it Happen

It ain’t easy living this artsy-fartsy-creative-high-vibration-yoga-teaching-life. It can get a bit isolating, sitting at a laptop day after day. I’m of the opinion that we have to support one another and work together whenever possible, if only just for the excuse to blow dry my hair and put on shoes on the same day. To that end, […]

Writing Challenge, Day 12 – let’s talk about shame, baby

Ever have a shame day?  Perhaps it’s spawned by nothing at all. Or arises after seeing someone you’ve wronged, who completely hates you for good reason. Or after thinking about someone who’s wronged you in a humiliating (public?) way. Maybe it’s not even in the distant past. Maybe you screwed something up at work yesterday. […]

Writing Challenge, Day 10 – in which my cup runneth over

If I could even begin to tell you how many times my expectations have gotten the better of me…or of how many times I’ve been accused of expecting too much from this life. Surely it would fill a novel. Wait a sec… In all seriousness, I’ve had my hopes up and dashed many times before […]

Writing Challenge, Day 9 – in which the clouds part

Well. It finally happened. The idea for my book, that is. I say finally because I have literally been waiting my entire life for this to happen. It’s only nine days into my writing challenge which gives me 356 to get it out of my head and onto the screen. The “finally” happened this morning. […]

Writing Challenge, Day 8 – in which people start reading

The first week of my self-imposed writing challenge has come and gone and I’m happy to say that I’ve done what I said I was going to do.  I’ve written every day of 2015, thus far. And, shock and awe, some of you are actually reading what I’m writing. Some of you…pause for laughs…are even […]

Writing Challenge, Day 7 – in which I discredit myself slightly

Confession: I do not always practice what I preach.  I once heard one of my favourite yoga teachers and activists, Seane Corn say something to the effect of (forgive me the paraphrase, Seane), “please don’t think that I’m good at this stuff all the time. What I’m good at is conveying information.” If I may […]