It’s a new day!

It’s a new day!

Make a Fresh Start Every day offers a fresh start, a new beginning, a clean slate. It is a welcoming thought especially is when today is not going too well. Sometimes on a difficult day, the temptation is to think “Tomorrow is a new day. I just have to get...

3 Steps for writing a new story

On a previous post, Preparing to ‘let it go’, I wrote about approaches to get a realistic assessment of a situation in preparation to let go of lasting regrets or self-recriminations. Easier said than done If I express regrets, friends often advise me to...
4 Ways to Simplify Your Life

4 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Minimize – Prioritize – Focus – Let Go Some time ago, I resolved to make a more focused effort to reduce the amount of stuff that I have accumulated.   One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to track progress, create...

Recording Oral Histories

Capturing stories before they disappear I have been working on designing a variety of memory quilts.  One that I want to do is a tribute to my Mom and Dad.  Whenever I work on that, I am grateful for the time that I spent with them talking about family...

Goal to Minimize? Make a plan.

Have you been trying to organize your home without success? Do you find that you just keep moving stuff around and not seeming to make a difference? The first step might be to reduce, to allow yourself space to find a place for everything. This starts with a mindset....
100-Day project

100-Day project

What is a 100-Day project? It is a challenge to complete a short project every day for 100 consecutive days and has become a worldwide phenomenon with people from around the world challenging themselves and others to create – something – every day. History...
Begin to make a new ending

Begin to make a new ending

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things...

The Power of Story – and TED Talks

Mystery can be an amazing inspiration for telling and keeping stories.   When J.J. Abrams’ spoke at TED, he talked about how mystery drives his interests – AND his storytelling. The thing is that [the unopened box] represents infinite...

Canada Day – Celebration and Memories

Canada Day 2020 is not a typical Canada Day for sure. There are no big musical celebrations or firework spectacles. Social distancing guidelines still limit gatherings in most places and many are unable to travel to be with family. We are still planning some Canada...
6 Ways to restore creative energy

6 Ways to restore creative energy

During COVID-19 physical isolation, many people are feeling pressure to organize, learn, create- generally be more productive. The reality is that many of us find ourselves with more time on our hands while others are doing much more and facing more time pressures....