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Cover the World with Imagination

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes […]

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Forget the Rules and Create!

It is my pleasure to introduce Louise Watson to our pages today. Please do make Louise welcome – more about her below. ‘Everyone will laugh at me.’ ‘I haven’t got the talent.’ ‘I won’t be any good.’ Just some of the excuses I’ve heard for not taking up a creative activity. Fears over whether other […]

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Give Yourself Permission to…

Today is Monday 1st September. The first day of spring here in the southern hemisphere. And just like that it feels like mother nature has flicked a switch! I am sitting on my back verandah in the patch of sun in the north facing corner, relishing the warmth on my back.  And I have on […]

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5 Simple Steps to a Joy-Filled Marriage

It’s the TV! That’s the easiest way for my husband to send my eyes whirling around like some mad thing out of a B-grade cartoon. The irritation just floods me! Imagine it now. SweetP (my beloved) and your’s truly settling in to our comfy chairs side by side in the Family Room at Casa Pink Apple. Our plan? A spot […]

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Let Joy Rest

About Our Guest Contributor Tanya Levy is a Counsellor in a Community College in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is known for her optimism, wisdom and sense of humour. She has worked in the social work field for over twenty years. Her hobbies include: writing, Tai Chi, spending time in nature and photography. You can […]

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Grief and Joy. Joy and Grief.

I chose JOY as our theme for August because I needed it. More than anything at the time I was selecting the theme, joy was calling my name. As the month progressed, I saw that this was one of those moments when something I thought was purely for self was in fact guided by a […]

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Today we welcome back Clara Ray Rusinek Klein with her second moving microfiction piece – with deep resonant joy. More about Clara below.     Your head’s crown emerges as she white-knuckles my hand, sweat beading. I grasp your tether, snip. Your cries loft upward, tiny stream staining my shirt. Behind the surgical mask, I […]

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No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

  About Today’s Contributor As the creator of The Lovely Now, Miki is a photographer and creativity coach for thoughtful and down-to-earth families who are inspired to love their chaos and live what matters. Her favorite thing to do is climb into the chaos of All The Things, guide you into the present moment, help […]

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Find the Joy

I first met Julia online, when she applied for one of my Calm & Clear Sessions and was so taken with her approach, her spirit, and her incredible talent. We’ve shared her art at The Calm Space. Recently Julia did a Muse Mantra for me. That’s it above (in case you didn’t recognise me without […]

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Bestow Joy

 It is an honour to introduce you to Tanya Levy – aka Heartlady – and her evocative images. More about Tanya below.   About Our Guest Contributor Tanya Levy is a Counsellor in a Community College in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is known for her optimism, wisdom and sense of humour. She has worked […]