Expectations & The Amaryllis

Some people hate New year’s resolutions because they never follow through on them. So they just pretend that they’re not important, or they say they don’t have expectations anymore. It’s not true, though, and pretending otherwise does you more harm than not. To illustrate my point, I have a little story to share with you.…

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What A Difference A Day Makes

Recently I was asked what can be accomplished in my one-day seminars. The short answer can be summed up with the title of that famous jazz song, “What a difference a day makes!”  But here’s the slightly longer answer.  It all started earlier this century. (Sounds like a lifetime ago! LOL!) I was teaching a…

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Fill Up Your Love Cup

That’s what Soul Mentor Jen Gilchrist said on the most recent episode of my podcast, the Own Your Creativity show, and it really resonated with me. Jen was working so hard, putting everyone’s needs before her own (including those of her business), and before she knew it, burn-out was looming! Then she took a step back…

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Rockin’ Your Writing Boat – Events in Montreal

I’m so excited to share with you my upcoming writing events in Montreal. On September 27th, I’ll be holding a free writing workshop in an eyeglasses shop. What? Yes, that’s right. Using an unusual place as a springboard for creativity is one of my favourite activities. This one takes place at Georges Laoun on Sherbrooke…

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3 Easy Ways to Connect to Your Passion

It’s so easy in our hectic lifestyle to forget to put our passion for life front and centre. I was reminded of this recently, and I want to share with you three tools that make it easy for you to re-connect to your joy, purpose and light: The Dolphin Parent by Dr. Shimi Kang; anything…

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Improve Your Brain and Write Better

This is the first in a series of called “Creativity Tips for Writers.” In today’s video, I give a tip on how to stimulate the brain so that you keep it healthy and active, and how that helps you be a better writer.

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Jumping Into The Real You

We’re halfway through the online Creativity Course for Writers, and one of the insights is a confirmation of what most of us know intuitively: creativity flourishes in the company of like-minded people. The ideas are flowing. There’s a spring in your step, and the excitement of sharing with each other what you realized or created…

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When Creativity Was Child’s Play

The Creativity Course for Writers started last week, and we are off to a great start. One of the things that has come up already is the resistance to being creative. People want it but then they resist doing anything about it. There are any number of reasons for this: a bad experience with an…

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Mess, Stress & Success

This is where it all happens! And now it’s happening with a lot more zen. Nearly two years ago, I moved into a place in my dream location — near the canal in Montreal. I love this area because it’s so close to the market where I get my organic food and so close to…

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Writing into Well-Being & Purpose

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had so much fun giving workshops to help people own their creativity. One was at the Blue Metropolis Literary Festival, a huge festival here in Montreal, where people gorge themselves on all things literary. I had the honour of being invited to give a workshop on “Creativity and…

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