5
Sep
2017
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Welcome!

Hello! As a play-based, depth-oriented creativity coach, I love to introduce women to the practice of the ‘Art of  Playing in the Everyday’ as a vehicle for deepening relationships, to develop an understanding of ‘work as play’, to learn about the wisdom and guidance available through dream play, and compose a creative life. If you are...
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14
Sep
2017
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Personal Story, Birth, and the Real Deal We Call Life

After years of writing my personal narrative, many deep, interwoven conversations, visual journaling, and performance…in less than a week… I will say his name * meet him in-person * hold him in my arms. January 23, 2017, on what would have been my mom’s 95th birthday, William called me. He told me how scared he...
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4
Sep
2017
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Play and Relationships: Synchronicities & Communication

One evening, a couple of weeks ago, I watched ‘Forrest Gump’. I haven’t seen or really thought much about this film since it came out in 1981. The next day and ongoing over a couple of weeks, I started hearing Forrest’s name and “Run Forrest”. Not once, not twice, but multiple times. Some examples: On...
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23
Jul
2017
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New Moon Inspiration

The New Moon just before the August eclipse is an important day to set intentions as you move forward on your playful journey. A great many people inspire me on a daily basis: Flora Bowley, Karen McMillan, Steve Dahlberg, Christine and Drew Gilbert, Julie Jordan Scott, Sheila Bender, Terry Tempest Williams, Anne Lamott, Natalie Goldberg,...
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23
Jun
2017
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Our Playful Impulse is to Create

When inspiration wakes me and the impulse to create is present its best for me to ‘get on with it’ and move into the playful impulse to create. My usual practice when I wake up in the middle of the night and remember a dream is to write it down in my journal. When I...
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21
Jun
2017
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Its Summer: A Playful Season of Celebration and Transformation

Its Summer! Are you feeling confidence and feel a new sense of clarity in every cell of your body? I hope so. Life follows you wherever you are and in whatever season of change you find ourself. Challenges and difficulties may still be with you. What can you do? Can you feel abundant while still...
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19
Jun
2017
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Even in Difficult Times There is Joy

Everyone of us experiences life challenges and difficulties, big and small. You might feel irritable or tearful as I do at the moment. Whatever the challenge, choosing to bring a playful attitude and some playful tools into the mix can make a huge difference in the quality of life and help you to move forward...
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19
Jun
2017
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Grief Has No Time Table: Patterns of Remembering & Awakening

When I wrote this post in 2016 I hadn’t yet recognized that the patterns in my dreams were giving me a ‘heads up!’  letting me know that my surrogate son would be calling in the new year! Resource: Uma Girish interviewed me recently as part of her ‘Grammar of Grief’ series. I invite you to...
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16
Jun
2017
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A NEW SERIES: The Art of Playing in the Everyday & Writing

I am starting a new ‘The Art of Playing in the Everyday’ series today. My goal is to help you understand what is meant by ‘the art of playing in the everyday’ and what benefits you will gain by immersing yourself in the practice of playing in the everyday in our own life. I would...
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11
Apr
2017
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Permission Granted

I attended Karen McMillan‘s Wisdom Tea this week. I prepared my tea ahead of time and found my way to a chair to sit and breathe. I chose to attend by phone so I didn’t have the distraction of the computer and all its shiny objects in front of me. I am giving myself permission to...
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