Decorating for Christmas with CP Real Designs

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My friend Craig Prosser of CP Real Designs came by recently to help me decorate for Christmas. On his last visit, he had given me homework to declutter my living room and to get rid of some books that had been collecting dust. I was proud of the work I had done in clearing space.

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Revision, Reconnect, Re-purpose with CP Real Designs

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Craig Prosser is one of the experts that I talked about in Building Bridges. One of the most powerful and life changing conversations that I have had with him was about what brought us joy when we were children. For me it was words, whether I was reading or writing. For him, it was all about interior design. I challenged him to find ways to reconnect with that love, and to share it with others. That’s how it came to pass that Craig created CP Real Designs . I’m happy to be working with him in this new venture.

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Mother’s Day and Memories

Today I was going through some things that belonged to my mom. It was mostly pictures, but in the midst of it all I found a card and letter that I had given to her on Mother’s Day, 1988. I was pregnant with my first child. It is a coincidence that I found this letter on the day that he was due to be born?

When I read through the letter, I was crying, of course, but I also reconnected with who I was back then, and how much I loved (love) my mom. I share it here with you to honour and remember her. The picture at the top of the blog is from her last visit to Moncton in 2009. It was the year of her 70th birthday, and the year she passed away. Continue reading “Mother’s Day and Memories”

A light unto my Path

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119: 105 KJV

 

This is not going to be a blog about religion, but it is going to reference Scripture because it is the place I first found my love of words, and how those words have helped me to continue my journey of healing and growth. Some people find that in art, or music, I heal with words. Continue reading “A light unto my Path”

The Goddess Gathering Desire Map Retreat

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I have been intrigued with the thought of taking part in The Goddess Gathering retreat ever since I heard Stephanie Johnston at Work of Heart 2018. I met her again this summer and had a chance to talk to her about the Desire Map retreat. It sounded like just what I needed, but of course I gave myself all kinds of reasons why I shouldn’t do it. First among those reasons was the drive, a half hour away from Moncton. Continue reading “The Goddess Gathering Desire Map Retreat”

A Life in Review

Earlier this summer I was invited to a party to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my mom’s cousin and her husband. It was special for me because I had been their flower girl, and it would mean a trip back to Newfoundland and a chance to be with family that I hadn’t seen in many years. It also prompted a life review as I looked back at each decade that has passed since then. Continue reading “A Life in Review”

Turning the Tables

 

I’ve been on hiatus from writing, and it has been a choice, and then again, it hasn’t. This last year and a half has kicked my ass. I have moved from what I did for work and who I was, to what I do and who I am now. There has been depression, anxiety, lethargy, weight gain, self loathing and feelings of unworthiness. I keep feeling that I should be feeling something, or doing something, but I don’t and I can’t. Not every day, but enough of them that the good days feel far apart, and much too short. Continue reading “Turning the Tables”

Building Bridges

I am almost ashamed to admit it now but there was a time when one of my favorite sayings was “Build a bridge and get over it.” I quoted it to friends who were struggling with how to move on from difficult situations.

I meant well with those words. I thought it was good advice. Figuratively building a bridge to get from one place to another, and a way over difficult terrain. I haven’t thought about or used that phrase in a long time. I was reminded of it today when I was in my driveway because I could hear the noise from the machines that are pounding the steel supports into the ground for the new bridge that is being built to replace the causeway between Moncton and Riverview. Continue reading “Building Bridges”