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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Friday Photo | Lift

“Refuse to fall down. If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled and it will be filled.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes Flickr photo: pantheon pilaster, looking up, by antmoose { FRIDAY PHOTOS offer the lift of beauty } […]


We think we can’t see. We think we are blind. We think we are looking at something tiny and limiting and there’s nothing there. But the world is chock full of tricks. The eye, the mind, the spirit, expand and contract depending on how we look and where we look and what we want to […]

Friday Photo | Detours

“Today I am grateful for detours.” ~ aussiegall Flickr photo: 30 Days of Gratitude – Day 22, by aussiegall, aka Louise Docker of Looking Glass Images { FRIDAY PHOTOS offer the lift of beauty } Related viewing: 32 Ways to Increase Your Income (with photo by aussiegall)

5 Senses | Sound | Julian Treasure

Julian Treasure is a champion for those of us who have sensitive ears and nervous systems. His short talk “The 4 Ways Sound Affects Us,” given at the 2009 TED Conference, packs a wallop of pertinent information for HSPs into less than five minutes. You can watch it below. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. […]

A Simple Way to Write

The process of writing is a tool. It serves us, not the other way around. There’s something wrong when struggling with the writing process keeps people’s marvellous thoughts and much-needed wisdom from reaching the rest of us. To make the writing process easier, to shift the focus from how to write to what to say, […]

Gems | Movies | Unusual Love Stories

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School I’d not heard of this 2006 gem until recently, in spite of the star-studded cast, which includes Marisa Tomei, Mary Steenburgen, John Goodman, Sean Astin, and Robert Carlyle. Carlyle plays a widow who, through a chance encounter on a highway, makes a promise that leads him to a […]

Pep Talk | Choose

How often do you feel overwhelmed? What story do you tell yourself then? If there’s any self-pity in your story, it’s time to change your perspective. If you compare yourself to others and conclude that you’re designed poorly, you’re looking through eyes that aren’t your own. You are perfectly packaged. Adjust your advertising. Too scratchy. […]

Woman of the Week Series

Dolly Hopkins, Creative Architect, started a great series on her site called “Woman of the Week.” I’m grateful and honoured to have been asked to participate. Reading about the women she’s put the spotlight on makes me feel doubly honoured — they’re a varied bunch who take lots of different approaches to creativity and get […]

Style Statement Buddy

I’m big on buddies. One of my best buds, Carrie McCarthy, wrote a short article called “Style Statement Buddy” on her website. It includes a great how-to list for setting up a weekly buddy call and reaping the benefits.

Healing Broadcasts

Over the past months I’ve come across several immensely helpful free broadcast services that offer healing wisdom via phone and Internet: Healing With the Masters – Teleseminar intensives with a hot line-up of speakers, presented by Jennifer McLean. I recently listened to this series’ interview of Alison Armstrong – nationally known teacher and expert on […]

Laughing in Our Human Suits

Do you have to be so picky about the lights / music / temperature? Cripes! My human suit is so finely calibrated, ain’t it? And itchy, too. Well, tough noogies. We’re both stuck with it until I reunite with the mother ship. * * * Sometimes HSP seems to stand for highly serious person. Where […]