Ever have a creative itch?

oil painting of a female by Sally Canning

Get creative – you have nothing to lose and everything to gain   It’s that time of year again … Artists and crafts folk are opening their studios and exhibiting across the counties to give the likes of you and me a taste of their diverse creative talents. Having been lucky enough to be immersed…

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A matter of perspective?

  It is with deep sadness I received the news today of the loss of one of my absolute heroes – the wonderful, incredibly talented, larger than life, bringer of joyful giggling mirth – the unforgettable Victoria Wood   All the reports that tell of her short but brave battle with cancer. It may actually be…

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I’m sorry … Why so sorry?

man and women sat side by side

Have you noticed yourself saying sorry at every turn? Seriously – have you listened to yourself lately?                                                                                                         How many times do you apologise in a day?   Really … Is there any need?   I challenge you to notice how many times you say “sorry” in a day … and what you say sorry for…

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A taste of Inspiration – How sweet it is

two strawberrys red and ready to eat

Zen Inspiration A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.  He fled.  The tiger after him.  Coming to a precipice he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself over the edge.   The tiger sniffed at him from above.  Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another…

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There’s a hole in my sidewalk

a cobbled road with manhole-covers

  An Autobiography in Five Chapters by Portia Nelson   Chapter 1: I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter 2: I walk down the street. There…

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Voicing your fear diminishes its power

abstract blue art work

I received these words from someone the other day:     “How annoying to get to the end and feel like you never dared to be your true self – that you never lived loud and hearty, that you played safe – only to end up dead anyway!”     It ties in perfectly with…

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Dreaming up some goodness

Heya Lovely I’m writing this post for two special reasons. The first:  I wanted to say thanks for reading my Joy Notes, (thought I’d give them a new name for the new website)   When I started publishing the newsletter and blog I had no idea what would become of it. Since then I’ve been…

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Radical Self Care – what’s that then?

When a woman embraces her true magnificence magic happens

Name Please enter your name. Email Address Please enter a valid email address. GRAB YOUR FREE Dare to Dream EBook HERE Yay!! almost there.Check your email account for instructions on how to access your Dare to Dream eBook.If you don’t see a message from me please check your spam folder to see if it landed…

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