A NEW YEAR’S BLESSING

img_0950Our angel is weary.
The eggnog’s all gone.
Tree needles are falling
onto unvacuumed parmesan.

The stockings all hung from the chimney last week
are now socks on my feet which are starting to reek.
We were all forced to wear them
when a foreign cold snap
overlapped with a power cut
during a post dinner nap.

With no washer, no dryer, no internet, or light,
we settled in with candles for a long winter’s night. Continue reading

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THE BRILLIANCE OF YOUR FEELINGS: You Are The Secret

It is finally time for me to toot a dear friend’s horn today. I am honoured, happy, and proud to share with you the début of a book that has changed my life.

Filled with real-life examples and sprinkled with exercises, photos, and graphs, THE BRILLIANCE OF YOUR FEELINGS is based on a lifetime of investigation and research into how our emotional energy system works.

It is rooted in author Oona Soleil Fergusson‘s personal experience, studying and working with some of the most powerful ancient traditions, along with modern developments in the fields of science and psychology.

It has changed the course of hundreds of people’s lives around the world, including mine.

THE BRILLIANCE OF YOUR FEELINGS: YOU ARE THE SECRET, soon available in print, is a FREE download at the moment. Check it out: HERE

Isn’t the cover stunning?

❤ CONGRATULATIONS OONA ❤

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DRAWING A BLANK

This Page

This Blank Page

This Spotless, Blank, White Page

Why is it so terrifying? So intimidating? So daunting? Continue reading

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NOW THAT HALLOWEEN HAS PASSED…

halloween bremer musikanten

 

“…gather your witches, vampires and bats,
spiders, ghosties and arch-backed black cats.
Stand them together with goblins and ghouls,
then stack them up high on the backs of pack mules,
Or store them in boxes way up in your attic,”
the skeleton in my closet was downright emphatic.

 

 

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NIGHTMARE ON UNTER DEN LINDEN – A Banned Books Week Tribute

It’s somehow fitting.

The sweeping square is shrouded in silence, but for the dime-size drops of rain slapping the neatly laid cobbled stones under my feet. The typically bustling quad is empty too, except for the line of  bicycles strung along the façade of the Alte Bibliothek (Old Library) and three tourists hunched under wide-domed umbrellas staring at the ground.

I’m watching the young men from the west side of the Berlin Opera House, waiting for them to move on so that I might have a second of solitude on my own to pay my respects to a moment in history that must never be forgotten so that it might never happen again. Continue reading

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HEY, RAPUNZEL ~ SURF’S UP!


The only thing missing from the stone tower resting up against a craggy cliff side along the southern California coast is a sixty-foot silken braid trailing from the top window slit to the rocky beach below.

Well, maybe the thick, lustrous plait isn’t the only thing absent from the colossal structure. A bare-chested dude decked in board shorts, cupping his hands around chapped lips, shouting, “Rapunzel, Rapunzel you smokin’ fox, let down your mane that I may climb your locks” would certainly complete the picture.  Continue reading

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Man In The Icicle

 

Winter

Dissolving

crystalline crust decomposing

evaporating Continue reading

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