Seasons Greetings from My Heart to Yours

December 16, 2014 by  
Filed under current, The Space

From my heart to yours, thank you for being a part of our Calm Space family this year. To all who contribute, to all who read and engage and encourage, my deep, deep thanks and appreciation.  Things will change a little here over the break. I’ll be back in the new year (likely mid-to-late January) […]

The Value of Friendship

October 1, 2014 by  
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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. -Mark Twain My life is immeasurably sweeter because of friends. I’ve old friends, ones I went to school with, who I catch up with infrequently – and yet it seems like no time at all has passed when we do. I’ve new […]

Use the Good Paper

September 26, 2014 by  
Filed under current, Wisdom Space

Creativity is a Destructive Act. There is an element of destruction with everything we create. And this can be the thing that holds us back, that stills our voice, that has us staring into space or scrubbing grout with a toothbrush. When an artist paints, they use up paint, and the canvas is no longer […]

Creativity is more than just being different.

September 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Breathing Space, current

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity” – Charles Mingus

Oh, the thinks you can think up!

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Breathing Space, current

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

Cover the World with Imagination

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Breathing Space, current

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 […]

Give Yourself Permission to…

September 1, 2014 by  
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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 […]

Grief and Joy. Joy and Grief.

August 26, 2014 by  
Filed under current, Serenity Space

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 […]

Find the Joy

August 20, 2014 by  
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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 […]

Welcoming Joy!

August 4, 2014 by  
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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh   As I prepared to write this post, I looked up the word ‘joy’. It comes from Latin ‘gaudere’, meaning rejoice. The dictionary defines joy as a ‘feeling of great pleasure […]

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