Category: Blog

Warrior of the Heart

In light of remembering the impermanence of life, I wanted to share some of my thoughts. I’m realizing there’s just no time to do anything but love one another. I know that that’s really challenging right now and loving one another can look like so many different things. It can look like taking action to protect the marginalized. You know,…

5 Things

1. Theatre. I took voice lessons in high school but never made it out of the chorus. Found my love in theatre 🎭 with Stage Managing. I learned from professionals when I was 15 and almost got an agent but my mother wouldn’t let me 😭 In my twenties I co-cofounded a summer Shakespeare in the Park theatre company in…

If You Are Afraid: Shine More

Putting yourself out there isn’t easy. It can bring up a lot of fear. At least it has for me. And when you’re highly sensitive it can all feel too much at times. Like there’s nowhere stand. There are grown up blanket forts for a reason! And it’s important to keep shining, lovely one. Don’t let the fear of what…

Sacred Restraint

This week I wrote a post that had been wanting to be birthed for 15 months and I choose not to share it. It turned into pages and pages and could have easily gone on my blog. It felt powerful to write it, I gained so much clarity and strength for myself around an issue that had been taking up…

I Will Not Betray Myself

When I first started practicing Buddhism, I became acutely aware that life is precious and you never know how long you have. To me, this means, I have a responsibility to live and love to my fullest, live without regret, and be able to recognize myself in the mirror. When I’m not betraying myself I also set the intention to…

May I Make Art

May I make art. May it heal and be of true service. May the stars, the moons, the planets and the earth be what steadies and holds me. May I not be afraid to journey to the underworld. Willingly offering myself to the altar of transformation. May it be okay for me to not come back the same way I…

Hold the Post

I’m sitting here at the end of the day as the rain beats on my windows and the wind howls outside. Tonight the house will shake and we’re just lucky we don’t live in the Highlands because they’re getting a LOT of snow tonight. I live in a town called Glace Bay, which means Ice Bay. In April the ocean fills…

Honouring the New Age

When I left academia it was partly because I found it frustrating the way new age religions were dismissed and became sites of no holds barred kinds of critiques that would never have been applied to any of the major religions. I actively tried to push up against this almost contemptuous way of pulling apart and explaining the deeply important…

When You Need to Stop

This week I stopped. Everything. It wasn’t my choice. I was sick and I surrendered. I was also pretty down and needed to give myself the space to work through it. This is how I gave myself that space: I watched water and did nothing. I spent an entire day doing one tarot reading for myself. Slowly. Because I had…

Let Everything Happen to You

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” -Rilke I’m sick, premenstrual and feeling really down. This quote helps. I don’t normally share when I have tears on my face but today I just wanted to say I’m sad and be in it with you, even though one of the things that is…