A Recipe for Perspective

September 30, 2014 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space, Wisdom Space

I am so very thrilled today to introduce you to Natalie Peluso – the Hungry Soprano. More about Natalie below. Let’s decide one rainy day you decide to bake a cake. Will it be nourishing or decadent? Frugal and simple or full to the brim with sugary naughtiness? Will you improvise with what you have […]

Forget the Rules and Create!

September 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Career Space, Guest Space, Writing Space

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 […]


August 25, 2014 by  
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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 […]

Bestow Joy

August 18, 2014 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space, Nature Space

 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 […]

Let me tell you about joy.

August 15, 2014 by  
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I am thrilled to welcome back Emmy Yager today, with a beautiful piece about a very personal joy. More about Emmy below. Let me tell you about Joy. Joy is filling my heart each and every day. She surprises me with her ferocity. She takes my breath away. She reminds me about life. Many sad […]


August 12, 2014 by  
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I am thrilled to welcome Clara Ray Rusinek Klein to The Calm Space today, with a micro-fiction piece, her sweet reminder of joy. More about Clara below.   Lowering his bag, Eisenstein stares into the doorway, snowflakes accumulating around his boots. “I’m ho-ome!” “Daddy?” Eisenstein blinks. A tiny face peeks out. Pajama feet pad forward. […]

Hope and Love

January 23, 2014 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space, Relationship Space

I am happy to introduce Michelle Tupy to you today. More about Michelle and her special project below. Love never goes out of style. Love doesn’t discriminate. Love has an innate ability to sneak up on us when we least expect it and take our breath away. Love is…all of this and more. Have you […]

Generous Spirit

December 20, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space

I have had the privilege of working in the community services and disability sector for the last 18 years and during that time I have seen people show a remarkable amount of spirit. The word spirit has several varied meanings but the one I am writing about is the English word spirit comes from the […]

Connecting to Christmas

December 13, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space

I always love announcing new contributors to our pages. Today it’s my honour to introduce Mary Ann Mhina. More about Mary Ann below. It won’t have escaped you that Christmas is coming and I’m struck as ever at this time of year by the gap between our expectations of the perfect Christmas – where everyone […]

Joy to the World

November 30, 2013 by  
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I found myself singing “Joy To The World” this morning (just that line – I don’t know the rest of the lyrics), and it got me thinking about what the word “joy” means to me – and how it differs from “happiness”. Happiness is on a continuum. It’s constantly changing, but it’s always there. At […]

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