Category Archives: Inspirational

Ten things I’ve learnt since turning 30

I’ve spent a few months in my 30’s now. Several things have happened since. I have come to the realization of my physical age. But it is just that, my physical age. I have never felt more like I’m 25 … Continue reading






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The view from my fragmented heart

Few musicians have been able to make music that have made me cry and smile at the same time. Sigur Ros’ Takk is probably the only album I own that makes me feel wholly solemn, sentimental and hopeful all at … Continue reading






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The myth of potentiality

This may seem plain to many, but it’s taken me a long time to understand it, and even longer to live by it. Many of us live our lives with a sense of underachievement, a longing to fulfill some imaginary … Continue reading






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We are physical poetry

Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You … Continue reading






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2010 in Reflection

2010 has been a big year for me. A few days ago, sitting in the car after dinner out with my husband, he asked me if I felt different now that I was 29. My immediate response was a very … Continue reading






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My Heartland

I’m almost at the edge of the earth – or at least, one side of it anyways. Arriving in Tofino is like coming home for me. When I discovered it two and a half years ago, I thought I had … Continue reading






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Words I love…

Words I love, not for just their meaning but for the way they roll off the tongue, spin into the air and gently fall into the ear. I love… lovely, glorious, illustrious, luminous, gentle, collide, livid, love, tinge, elusive, fervor, sky, crisp. little, letters, carve, posture, poem, pink, dark, sienna… Words are like popcorn. They bounce around in your … Continue reading






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All that is, that is.

Maybe in my past life I was a wisp that lived by the sea. Maybe I was a turtle that drifted on to shore, a hundred years washed by, a million sand kernels pushed aside. Maybe I was a cloud … Continue reading






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The Three: a story from my childhood

When I was a kid, oh maybe 8 years old or so, my mom won tickets to an Arts Club show off the radio. It was probably tickets for four, but it was clear that on a week night, it … Continue reading






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“Yes, you will be ok”, said the man.

Earlier this year, I was in a terrifying skiing accident that left my vision impaired for several weeks. I knew something had changed when my body hit the cold hard ice. In a split moment, a careless mistake, my world … Continue reading






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