We are creatives and we don’t care what society says

Melissa Gilbert in her book Big Magic said we are all creative and I believe that. She says let go of perfection and create.  I think we have to redefine what we think creative is.  It is not just being a writer, painter, sculptor, potter and/or poet.   I feel it is broader than that.  It … Continue reading We are creatives and we don’t care what society says

Book review – Indistractable

I thought this book deserved a review.  Nir Eyal discusses a lot of what we are currently living through.  A fast pace I want it yesterday distractable world.  He doesn't have us tossing out devices or living like hermits to become indistractable.  He give real live examples of what we can do. Being indistractable means … Continue reading Book review – Indistractable

Grabbing my wins as I can get them

I'm sitting in my local coffee shop as I type this.  It opened during the pandemic. The owner is a young woman who came home from out west and this was her dream - her own shop.  Pandemic?  Well surprise she didn't factor that in.  The shop is on my bus route and an easy … Continue reading Grabbing my wins as I can get them

20 things to do on a rainy day

20 things to do on a rainy day.    I love a sunny day – summer or winter – but realize rain is needed.  I hate looking at brown grass and a fire ban especially during the summer.  My ultimate would be if it poured every day from midnight to six am.  Since that doesn’t happen … Continue reading 20 things to do on a rainy day

What caught my eye in the past month

We had a beautiful September and October. They are my favorite months at home.  We don't have a great spring more a slow coast out of winter into summer.  Fall on the other hand is stunning, with the colors and the warm days and cooler nights.  Usually fall is one of our best tourist seasons … Continue reading What caught my eye in the past month

New shopping experience and community win/win

This is a bit of a rant.  Full-disclosure here.  I have been listening to people talking about the holidays and gifts. Ordering now to make sure things arrive on time. This ordering usually involves Amazon. I just looked up CEO worth and it is over 200 billion. So I figure he has been taken care … Continue reading New shopping experience and community win/win

20 things that have to go

Well maybe not HAVE to go! I'm setting myself a challenge for the rest of month. Before I turn the calendar I want 20 items out of my house. I feel if I set myself a challenge it will be done. Sound a bit ominous. I like to purge and seem to always have a … Continue reading 20 things that have to go

Creative leap 10 steps

Earlier this year  I decided to challenge myself to creative leaps the first Wednesday of the month. I'd report back in two weeks. Nothing major just something different. Creative leap 10 steps  was my challenge two weeks ago.  I asked a friend to pick a colour - it was yellow. I headed out the door … Continue reading Creative leap 10 steps

International Day of the Girl Child

October 11, 2020 is the International Day of the Girl Child. I am sad to say I came across this information by accident.  Supporting and encouraging individuals is major for me. I would go so far as to say a core value – to make sure individuals are seen, supported and feel they belong.  Having … Continue reading International Day of the Girl Child

Creative Leap – 10 steps

I started these creative leaps earlier in the year.  This post will give you the background.  Fast take - each month I give myself (hopefully you!) a creative leap to try.  Nothing major and they can range from staying home or heading out.   So here we go! This might not be for everyone but while the … Continue reading Creative Leap – 10 steps